According to G20 research, while the general level of investment has remained rather stagnant since 2014, the gap between high-income countries and middle- and low-income countries has widened, with levels in the latter group continuing to decline. While investment grew by 8.3 % in high-income countries in 2021, it fell for a third year in middle- and low-income countries, by 8.8 %. The same is true for the number of infrastructure projects, which dropped due to the pandemic and has not yet recovered.
Poorer countries attract less private investment in infrastructure and see a dip in the number of projects funded
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