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Case study (6) Focus on Infrastructure


Latin America urged to speed Infrastructure plans

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  1. Explain what is meant by the term infrastructure.
  2. Distinguish between public and private sector infrastructure.
  3. Analyse the impact of a lack of investment in infrastructure on economic growth and development in Latin America.
  4. Would investment in public sector infrastructure be more likely to be part of a market oriented or an interventionist strategy? Explain you answer.
  5. In a market oriented economy, explain the role of government in the provision of infrastructure.
  6. Using information from the article discuss policies to encourage quicker and larger investment in infrastructure in Latin America.