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Estimating Demand for Infrastructure in Energy, Transport, Telecommunications, Water and Sanitation in Asia and the Pacific: 2010-2020


  • Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay



This paper estimates the need for infrastructure investment, including energy, transport, telecommunications, water, and sanitation during 2010-2020, in order to meet growing demands for services and facilitate further rapid growth in the region. By using “top-down†and “bottom-up†approaches, this paper provides a comprehensive estimate of Asia’s need for infrastructure services. The estimates show that developing countries in Asia require financing of US$776 billion per year for national (US$747 billion) and regional (US$29 billion) infrastructure during 2010-2020 to meet growing demand. [ADBI Working Paper 248]

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  • Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay, 2010. "Estimating Demand for Infrastructure in Energy, Transport, Telecommunications, Water and Sanitation in Asia and the Pacific: 2010-2020," Working Papers id:2911, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2911
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    1. Mukherjee, Sacchidananda & Chakraborty, Debashis, 2016. "Urbanization and Demand for Water and Sanitation Services: An Analysis on Cross-Region Investment Requirements," MPRA Paper 74767, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Bhattacharyay, Biswa Nath & Mukhopadhyay, Kakali, 2015. "A comprehensive economic partnership between India and Japan: Impact, prospects and challenges," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 94-107.
    3. Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay, 2012. "Modes of Asian financial integration: financing infrastructure," Chapters,in: Infrastructure for Asian Connectivity, chapter 10, pages 349-401 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    4. Antonio Estache & Tomas Serebrisky & Liam Wren-Lewis, 2015. "Financing infrastructure in developing countries," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 31(3-4), pages 279-304.
    5. Phouphet KYOPHILAVONG & Thongphet LAMPHAYPHAN, . "Lao PDR Country Report," Chapters, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
    6. Biswa N. Bhattacharyay, 2012. "Benefits and Challenges of Integrating South and Southeast Asia," CESifo Working Paper Series 3819, CESifo Group Munich.
    7. Ying FAN & Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay, 2015. "Achieving Sustainable Energy Security: 2030 Outlook for ASEAN, People Republic of China and India," CESifo Working Paper Series 5457, CESifo Group Munich.
    8. Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay, 2011. "Infrastructure Connectivity for East Asia’s Economic Integration," Chapters,in: The Economics of East Asian Integration, chapter 14 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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    investment; energy; transport; telecommunications; water; infrastructure;

    JEL classification:

    • L90 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - General
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • O20 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - General
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General

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