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apparent to institutional investors and, potentially, a huge source of capital for funding infrastructure. To attract this funding, a proactive approach


is needed to inform and advise investors. We need to consider how companies like


Atkins can influence the ‘supply’ side to overcome the barriers to investment. How can engineers help governmental organisations to prioritise their needs and strategise on the way their projects are delivered? Domain knowledge is key. Tis knowledge, held


by engineers and gleaned through due diligence, should be the subject of closer consultation and engagement with fund managers, with the aim of better analysing and managing financial risk. Ultimately a more proactive interaction between engineers and the financial community will help stimulate investment. Atkins’ work with the World Bank on advising a National Transport


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‘TO ATTRACT THIS FUNDING, A PROACTIVE APPROACH IS NEEDED TO INFORM AND ADVISE INVESTORS.’


Strategy for Malaysia is a good example of this. We can add the greatest value by


providing a ‘client friend’ role to recipient national governments, building capacity and ensuring an integrated and holistic approach to strategy development is followed through in project implementation.


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