The aim of InfraTracker is to help governments shape programs and budgets that achieve the best outcomes by allowing them to research and compare approaches to infrastructure spending and the outcomes being targeted by other governments.
The InfraTracker tool does this by presenting an estimate of the planned annual public investment in infrastructure for each of the 25 G20 member and guest economies, which has been validated through a process approved by G20 countries leading up to the endorsement of the InfraTracker by the G20 as a deliverable under the Indonesian G20 Presidency in 2022.
The estimate presented by InfraTracker illuminates how governments are responding to recent market conditions and how infrastructure investment is being used to tackle international and national challenges like climate change and social inequality.
The data presented in the tool are primarily derived from the latest publicly available central government budget documents (as of September 2022), then validated with the country where possible. The tool is not intended to be a statistical estimate of total spending. Rather, it is an aggregate of the latest budgets of central governments that provides an up-to-date view of how central governments are responding to recent market conditions and priorities. The data are for informational purposes only and may not be exhaustive.
InfraTracker encompasses three core components:
|Central government investment||
Estimates of budgeted annual public investment in infrastructure by central governments in all 25 G20 member and guest economies
|Transfers||Estimates of central government transfers to other levels of government for investment in infrastructure|
|Transformative outcomes||How central government investments and capital transfers align to 13 transformative outcomes|
Although InfraTracker includes estimates of central government transfers to other government levels for investments in infrastructure, the GI Hub recognises that the decentralisation of functions and finance for infrastructure investments differs by country, and the capital transfers shown in the InfraTracker are underestimated as they exclude investments directly planned by public entities outside of central government. InfraTracker does not capture investment directly planned by subnational levels of government or other public entities (such as state-owned enterprises), given the significant challenges of collecting such data.