USTDA’s Global Infrastructure Resilience Initiative will help emerging markets plan, finance, procure and sustain infrastructure to withstand a full range of external risks and challenges. The Initiative will draw directly from USTDA’s decades-long experience working with U.S. industry to deliver quality infrastructure around the world that helps emerging economies better manage financial downturns and lessen adverse impacts on economic growth. By funding feasibility studies, technical assistance, pilot projects and partnership-building activities including reverse trade missions, USTDA’s Initiative will also help plan and support a range of quality projects, including ideas that prioritize resiliency into their design and implementation:

  • Backup telecommunications and information management infrastructure
  • Supply chains ensuring distribution of food and medical supplies
  • Technology to provide remote healthcare services during pandemics
  • Comprehensive data and predictive analytics to enhance emergency response
  • Power delivery through redundant grid infrastructure, distributed generation and microgrids for critical infrastructure, including ports and airports
  • Intelligent traffic management systems allowing real-time response
  • Water management and distribution to mitigate drought

For more information on USTDA’s Global Infrastructure Resilience Initiative, please contact the Agency’s Public Affairs team at