MEB continues to close development gaps

One-in-five newly constructed water schemes breakdown to close significant development gaps around the world, governments must go beyond policies that simply increase economic growth. They must include policies that close non income development gaps directly.

How do we close the development gaps plaguing emerging economies? Various strategies exist for reducing the global development gaps. Effective strategies used to reduce the development gaps, such as investment in infrastructure, industrial development, and tourism acceleration using modern technology. The Private Sector plays an important role in closing the infrastructure and service delivery gaps, and according to research, infrastructure investment will have to rise by almost 9% of the gross domestic product (GDP) from 2019–24 to meet the targeted annual GDP growth goals, and to achieve the SDGs.

Infrastructure Development to Close Development Gaps

Countries can be divided up by their levels of economic development, into three categories: Low-Income Countries (LICs), Middle-Income Countries (MICs), and High-Income Countries (HICs). The level of development a country has can also be indicated by different Measures of Development. Development levels differ across the world, and development progression takes place at different speeds; this is known as Uneven Development.

The key areas that need acceleration to assist with closing barriers to entry and development, lie in the infrastructure sector, namely:

  • Water & Sanitation

Closing gaps and financing barriers is made seamless through MEB`s robust internal processes, that have been developed with international experts and technology pioneers in the water and wastewater sectors. We use a multitude of funding mechanisms and advanced design models that contribute immensely to the sustainability of rural water schemes, urban infrastructure developments, monitoring and cloud computing – this sector`s largest obstacle to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all) is most definitely routed in the lack of equitable access to infrastructure.

  • Reuse & Efficiency

Water, energy efficiency and reuse are powerful, yet still underrated, strategies for water sustainability and resilience measures. Bundling together essential strategies with one project partner, ensure a streamlined implementation process with the least amount of lead times, due to the elimination of too many middle men.

  • Green Technology

We have the right know-how, experience and technology to integrate full spectrum green strategies in various industry sectors of significance, such as Green Computing, Smart Facilities and Utility Services and IoT Hardware Solutions in a way which maximises output and sustainability.

  • IoT

Water management helps utilities reduce risks and plant down-time that may be present in the water distribution networks as well as, power and (waste)water treatment plants. We specialise in data-driven utility management and design that supports more effective asset management and operational efficiency.

  • Energy

The global energy situation is not going to improve as rapidly as it deteriorated. We are your partner for renewable energy, gas, oil and other power related project needs. MEB is a pioneer in closing bottlenecks in the supply of energy to our clients and customers.

Just take a few minutes out of your day, perhaps during loadshedding and ask yourself – “where to from here?”. No answer? We have it right here, all you need to do is ask one of our experts!