Published on December 22, 2017
Also available in: Spanish
Chile’s planning and governance framework has supported the roll-out of high quality and efficient infrastructure that has been a key enabler of the country’s rapid development over the past two decades. However, changing circumstances such as climate change, decentralisation and a greater focus on social and territorial equity now require a change in how infrastructure needs are identified and addressed. This review examines Chile’s infrastructure stock and governance standards in light of the country’s 2030 growth agenda and OECD benchmarks, and sets out how such change can be achieved, with a special focus on transport and water infrastructure.
|Foreword and acknowledgements|
|Introduction to public infrastructure in Chile|
|The governance framework for infrastructure and horizontal co-ordination in Chile|
|Co-ordinating infrastructure policy across levels of government|
|The governance of water infrastructure in Chile|
This review underlines the success of Chile’s infrastructure policies which have served as a backbone for it's rapid economic development and social welfare reforms - but the report also highlights the need to update public investment processes to reflect a more integrated approach to long-term development.
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