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Long read: How mega infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America are reshaping development

First published in The Conversation on 31 October 2019.

Huge investments in infrastructure are redefining global development, from China’s Belt and Road Initiative to infrastructure development plans from the African Development Bank and the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America.

The scramble to build infrastructure across Africa, Asia and Latin America is reconfiguring the economic geography of countries and regions. As we argue in our recent research, these initiatives enhance the connection between territories so that strategic industries and resources are easily plugged into global networks of production and trade. To continue reading, click here.

Image: Construction underway of a new port at Lamu, Kenya. Michael Edward Walsh/flickrCC BY-NC-ND, via The Conversation.

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