Call for Chapters: Infrastructure Development Strategies for Empowerment and Inclusion

Editors

Neeta Baporikar, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia & SP Pune University, India, India

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 24, 2023
Full Chapters Due: March 17, 2024
Submission Date: March 17, 2024

Introduction

Infrastructure provides the most basic facilities that help serve different economic activities and thereby help in the facilitation of the growth of any country, development of any country, education, communication, transport, banking and insurance, health, and technology. It involves the improvement of the quality of the various components of infrastructure, such as roads, power, ICT, water, and sanitation. Infrastructure has the potential to drive sustainable, transformative, and inclusive economic growth, through fostering gender equality, empowering marginalized groups, and increasing social inclusion for people living with disabilities. Infrastructure development is a key factor to development because investments in infrastructure contribute to higher productivity and growth, facilitate trade and connectivity, and promote economic inclusion. Further, all economies need reliable infrastructure to connect supply chains and efficiently move goods and services across borders. Infrastructure connects households across metropolitan areas to higher-quality opportunities for employment, healthcare, and education. Infrastructure projects often take months to years to complete, meaning that the jobs will stay. These workers then spend their income locally and help stimulate the economy. Moreover, once the projects are completed, citizens can more efficiently use transportation and utilities to improve their worker productivity. Infrastructure is crucial for development. From transport systems to power-generation facilities and water and sanitation networks, it provides the services that enable society to function and economies to thrive. This puts infrastructure at the very heart of efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the full potential of infrastructure projects is often not realized: as the economic and social benefits from infrastructure reform and development do not automatically trickle down to the most vulnerable. In some instances, the design of infrastructure reforms can actually worsen economic inequalities, environmental pressures, and spatial insecurity – this makes it essential to delve into this crucial aspect of how infrastructure development can strategize empowerment and inclusion for equitable growth and aid in achieving sustainable development goals. For this to happen, it is imperative to understand and benchmark the best practices of infrastructure development and policy decision-making process. This book aims to delve deep into this crucial aspect.

Objective

This distinctive book explores a very broad range of ideas for infrastructure development, strategies, empowerment, inclusion, equitable growth, and the role of infrastructure development in the achievement of Sustainable development Goals (SDGs). It also provides case studies and best practices in the context of broader theoretical analysis. The impact of infrastructure development and empowerment, inclusion, and equitable growth is hotly debated, but few doubt the power and influence of infrastructure development and its multiplier effect. Therefore the main aim of this book is to examine the concepts that have powerfully influenced development policy and, more broadly, look at the role of infrastructure development for empowerment, inclusion, and equitable growth and how they have affected current development discourse. With this aim, the objective, therefore, is to enhance the understanding of how the infrastructure development system has evolved, and grown and their existing structures and mechanisms so as to identify the root cause of inefficiency if any, and their role in aiding empowerment, inclusion, and equitable growth. It is about creating something fundamentally new, a reference point on how infrastructure development investment and strategies will enhance the empowerment, inclusion, and equitable growth including the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is also about collaborative strategies between resources, investments, and infrastructure development strategies with transparency at a global level that can aid in social and global economic development.

Target Audience

Audience: □ Academics and Researcher Community □ Postgraduate/Masters Student/Economics/MBA/Executive Education □ Practitioners and Policy Makers The scholarly value of the proposed publication is self-evident because of the increase in the emphasis placed on infrastructure development and the role it plays in empowerment, inclusion, and equitable growth including the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for social and economic development. It is going to be more crucial post-pandemic when the economies restart and more so in emerging economies. Moreover, there is a dire need for understanding comprehensively the complexity in the process of how infrastructure development Is done and the strategies adopted to make economies sustainable in the long run. Further, providing a qualified reference book to its proposed target market/constituents will expand the fields of infrastructure development theory, infrastructure development policy, innovation economics, and learning. The proposed topic for publication will not only facilitate in identifying the role of infrastructure development, empowerment and equitable growth, inclusivity mechanisms, frameworks, competencies, and skills, which is imperative for social and economic development and achievement of SDGs but help in benchmarking with global practices. It will aid the infrastructure development enterprises and organizations globally to develop effectively and efficiently. It will also aid the institutions of higher learning and educators to focus properly and help policymakers in designing and implementing policies that are more effective in the new global world order.

Recommended Topics

History of Infrastructure Development Infrastructure Development Policy Frameworks and Models Infrastructure Development and Empowerment Infrastructure Development and Inclusion Infrastructure Development and Equitable Growth Infrastructure Development and Globalization Infrastructure Development and Sustainable development Goals (SDGs) Infrastructure Development and Culture Infrastructure Development and Innovation Infrastructure Development and Scalability Infrastructure Development and Information Technology Infrastructure Development and Knowledge Management Infrastructure Development and Financing Infrastructure Development and Economic Development Infrastructure Development and Social Development Infrastructure Development in Education, Health, Transport and Environment Future of Infrastructure Development Case Studies in Infrastructure Development, Empowerment and Inclusion, Equitable Growth Best Practices in Infrastructure Development, Empowerment and Inclusion, Equitable Growth

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 24, 2023, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by January 7, 2024 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 17, 2024, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Infrastructure Development Strategies for Empowerment and Inclusion. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.



Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2025.



Important Dates

December 24, 2023: Proposal Submission Deadline
January 7, 2024: Notification of Acceptance
March 17, 2024: Full Chapter Submission
April 28, 2024: Review Results Returned
May 26, 2024: Final Acceptance Notification
June 2, 2024: Final Chapter Submission



Inquiries

Neeta Baporikar Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia & SP Pune University, India neetajb@rediffmail.com

Classifications


Business and Management; Government and Law; Social Sciences and Humanities
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