The stimulus tracker shows how G20 countries allocated USD3.2 trillion in infrastructure stimulus post–COVID-19
In collaboration with G20 member and guest economies, the GI Hub analysed infrastructure as a stimulus between February 2020 and August 2021 to track how governments planned to use infrastructure to drive economic recovery after COVID-19 and achieve long-term transformative outcomes.
The key findings were:
- G20 governments announced USD3.2 trillion (4.6% of G20 GDP) of infrastructure as a stimulus between February 2020 and August 2021.
- The stimulus would be representative of a 45% increase in the average yearly infrastructure investment across the G20 if spent in the following two years.
- The transport and social infrastructure sectors were allocated a large portion of the infrastructure stimulus.
- The stimulus sought climate and equality outcomes; 30% of stimulus related to the low-carbon transition, 20% to affordability, 16% to inclusive mobility, and 11% to social cohesion.
- There were notable new investments in healthcare, education, nature-based solutions, digital solutions, and disaster management infrastructure.
Navigate the tabs below to see how stimulus was allocated in G20 member countries and guest economies, with trends and data insights on:
- Infrastructure stimulus by sector and subsector
- Infrastructure stimulus by country
- Infrastructure stimulus by transformative outcome.
To see how stimulus packages targeted transformative outcomes, view a selection of G20 countries’ infrastructure stimulus packages on our Transformative Outcomes from Infrastructure website, where you can also sort and filter by sector and outcome.