Infrastructure Development


The Challenge

Sound quality infrastructure is a key ingredient for sustainable development. In many developing countries basic infrastructure (power, water, sanitation, information and communications technologies, and roads) is either failing, insufficient, or non-existent.

Inadequate access to infrastructure is a key barrier to economic growth.  It inhibits access to health care, education, and markets. Growing economies need efficient transport, sanitation, energy and communications systems if they are to prosper and provide a decent standard of living for their populations. Further infrastructure is also fundamental to human development, including the delivery of health and education services. Public Health infrastructure is fundamental to the provision and execution of public health services at all levels. A strong infrastructure provides the capacity to prepare for and respond to both acute emergency and chronic ongoing threats. Infrastructure is the foundation for planning, delivering, and evaluating public health.

The Strategy

BMA aims to engage in supporting infrastructure policies, investment and services in developing countries. The foundation’s infrastructure program will seeks to fund the design and construction of energy, roads, communications, public health, and water infrastructure. The goal of the program is to identity and implement sustainable and innovative infrastructural networks—both to increase poor people’s access to crucial services and to provide an environment conducive to sustainable economic growth.

BMA seeks to work in partnership with country stakeholders and other aid donors to improve transport as a means of achieving the broader goals of reducing poverty, creating sustaining economic growth and stimulating social development.