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Identifying areas for development investment

Where is infrastructure investment best targeted to stimulate private sector investment and third sector action? We will create a new diagnostic tool based on analysis of residuals between different kinds of infrastructure capacity and configuration, and economic activity.

The indicators or classifications developed under 'Mapping Inequalities' will be used with a view to informing policy priorities. 

With consideration of the broader policy and economic environment that contribute to inter and intra-regional inequalities, a broad framework for choosing and designing policy to attenuate or manage regional inequalities will be designed. 

 By drawing on other data sources pertaining to the physical environment and urban services, the framework may be extended to classify different kinds and levels of investment need at a range of spatial scales.