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Prospects for Public Infrastructure Projects, Eastern Europe

Prior to the virus outbreak in 2020, growth in investment in infrastructure construction across Eastern Europe had been volatile, in part owing to fluctuations in funding for key markets. Several markets had been posting double-digit annual growth in 2019, notably Romania, Hungary and Ukraine. However, the virus outbreak has significantly hampered growth momentum across the region which most countries suffering contractions in infrastructure construction growth.

EU funds in the form of the US$750 billion EU recovery funds will provide a significant boost for infrastructure construction across the EU. Given the weak outturn in economic growth in Eastern Europe amid the COVID-19 crisis, government’s and public authorities will likely be aiming to advance spending on infrastructure projects to reinvigorate the construction industry and the wider economy — investment in infrastructure is generally considered to have a high multiplier effect, with the overall increase in economic value being higher than the value of direct investment itself.

Given the increased focus on infrastructure investment as a potential path to generate growth momentum to offset the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on economic activity, GlobalData has assessed the potential for governments to succeed with such efforts as well as illustrating scenarios reflecting this

This report provides a detailed analysis of the prospects for an acceleration in public infrastructure investment, including a listing of key projects tracked by GlobalData.


– This report provides an overall assessment of governments’/countries’ potential to move forward with (accelerate) their public infrastructure works by considering a series of key factors: the size of the pipeline of projects in each country, the composition of this pipeline in terms of stages of development, the political momentum behind infrastructure investment, the state of the government’s finance, and the economic recovery outlook.

– It also provides analysis based on GlobalData's construction projects showing total project values and analysis by stage of development from announcement to execution.

– The analysis of the size of the project pipeline includes all public and public-private partnership projects as tracked by GlobalData (including roads, bridges, railways, airports, ports, power, water and sewage infrastructure construction projects). It also provides an analysis by all projects at all stages of development from announcement to execution.

– The top infrastructure construction projects in tender, award and execution stages are listed by sector and value.

– It also lays out scenarios (“scheduled”, “risk”, and “accelerated”) to illustrate the possible variation in the potential for spending on the pipeline of projects

Reasons to buy

– Assess all major markets in the region based on their prospects for accelerating infrastructure investment.

– Gain insight into the key policies and issues that will impact the prospects for public infrastructure projects.

– Review scenarios of potential spending on the project pipeline, and access a listing of the key projects being tracked.

– Plan campaigns by country based on specific project opportunities and align resources to the most attractive markets.

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Public Infrastructure Prospects

Can governments across the region accelerate infrastructure investment to offset COVID-19 disruption?

Croatia – Prospects for accelerating pipeline

Czech Republic – Prospects for accelerating pipeline

Estonia – Prospects for accelerating pipeline

Hungary – Prospects for accelerating pipeline

Kazakhstan – Prospects for accelerating pipeline

Latvia – Prospects for accelerating pipeline

Lithuania – Prospects for accelerating pipeline

Poland – Prospects for accelerating pipeline

Romania – Prospects for accelerating pipeline

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