Infrastructure as the Backbone of Global Inclusive Development

How does the development of infrastructure promote social and economic justice? How can national and international infrastructure projects reduce inequality and promote both sustainable development and environmental flourishing?

Proposals should consider the following themes:

  • social and economic infrastructure mega-projects as tools for building social cohesion and reducing economic disparity, poverty, and deprivation;
  • responsible financing as a major factor in long-term integral development acceleration;
  • the development of human capital and environmental programmes as new key measurements of the success of infrastructure projects.


Saint Louis, MO, USA - March 11, 2016: Donald Trump salutes supp

Trump’s Victory: The Elephants Woke Up

Vladimir Yakunin

Some people didn’t believe that Trump was going to win. Others were afraid of his victory. The American election system seemed to be created in such a way that no incident like this could ever happen.

ancient city wall at night Xi'an China

China’s Silk Geopolitics

Johan Galtung

China is changing world geography, or at least trying to do so. Not in the sense of land and water like the Netherlands, but in the sense of weaving new infrastructures on land, on water, in the air, and on the web.  It is not surprising that a country with some Marxist orientation would focus politics on infrastructure–but as means of transportation-communication, not as means of production.