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The governance of infrastructure

Flagship publication | Infrastructure governance

The Governance Report 2016 offers new ways to understand and to govern infrastructure and other large-scale projects, especially under conditions of uncertainty and complexity. [more]

Study | Large infrastructure projects in Germany: Between ambition and realities

This study Large infrastructure projects in Germany: Between ambition and realities under the leadership of Genia Kostka, Fellow and former Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure, analyses the scale, patterns and causes of cost overruns in 170 large public infrastructure projects in Germany. Of those, 119 were finished between 1960 and 2014 and 51 are currently still under construction. Projects from the building, transportation, defence, energy and ICT sectors are analysed based on systematically-planned versus real budgets. Three detailed case studies on the Berlin Airport BER, the Elb Philharmonic and Offshore Wind Parks round out the investigation.

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