LAUNCH of the report
A project of this magnitude requires tailored strategic frameworks and actions in several policy areas. Building on international experience, this report provides a comprehensive assessment, and analysis and recommendations in four key dimensions contributing to the effective delivery of large infrastructure projects:
- Governance: a corporatised governance structure could replace the group’s current organisation inherited from traditional public institutions. Multiple implications and impacts necessitate co-ordinated action from different institutions and levels of government and call for systematic stakeholder engagement.
- Procurement: tailored procurement processes, from thorough market understanding and appropriate assessment framework to comprehensive contract management, could participate to meet the underlying ambitions of the project while not harming efficiency.
- Integrity: a global integrity strategy applicable to both public and private stakeholders could be implemented to foster a culture of transparency and integrity. It should be overseen by a robust internal control body and opened to external scrutiny to address the high corruption risks of such projects.
- Communications: regular and targeted messages supported by a comprehensive communications strategy could help secure social and political support throughout the project and align internal and external priorities.