Worldwide Trends in the
Delivery & Finance of Public Infrastructure

Barchan’s objectives are to provide a common understanding how public infrastructure projects are being delivered and financed across the world, and to promote “best practices” in transparency, competition, and fairness in procurement.



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The MIT Framework

The MIT Framework

Barchan Infrastructure projects are mapped into a simple framework of quadrants developed within MIT’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in the 1990’s.

Who Delivers What?

Government acquires design, construction, and long term O&M from single or separate entities.

Project Delivery

Who Pays?

Governments choose a mix of two basic strategies, direct and indirect.

Project Financing


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