The largest development contracts for 2018 were in the infrastructure, energy, and construction sectors. Photo by: from Pexels

CANBERRA — More than 22,000 contracts were published on Devex in 2018, giving insight into the global partnerships carrying out some of the world’s biggest development initiatives, as well as the development priorities of donors.

The big money is in infrastructure

With the massive amounts of money required to support infrastructure projects throughout the world, it is unsurprising that the contracts last year were dominated by transport, energy, and civil engineering initiatives.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.