- n. An insufficient investment
“This is not to excuse the implosion of Heathrow, or Britain's long-term underinvestment in transport infrastructure.”
“Long-term underinvestment is compounded by the lack of a Federal transportation program.”
“Over 5.3 million people (58 percent of the population) were undernourished in Haiti even before the Jan. 12 earthquake because of extreme poverty and long-term underinvestment in agriculture.”
“It's a view rooted in powerful and real trends, like the growth of China and India, the decline in global reserves (many of the world's biggest and best oilfields are tapped out), fears over resource nationalization (independent oil firms now control only 20 percent of global reserves) and long-term underinvestment in energy and agriculture, which hampers supply.”
“However, due to a long-term underinvestment in our pro bono and legal aid system, there are only about 300 legal aid attorneys to serve the more than 1 million low-income residents of the Chicago area.”
“The myth about peak oil is rooted in powerful and real trends, like the growth of China and India, the decline of global reserves, fears over resource nationalisation, and long-term underinvestment in energy and agriculture.”
“The Federal Government said it would invest the $940 million at the release of the 2009 Defence White Paper in May with two thirds of the money to be used to "address long-term underinvestment in Defence ICT by reforming access to, and management of, Defence information".”
“Like many African countries, Senegal has suffered long-term underinvestment and neglect of its power network.”
“People affected by the earthquake leaving urban areas, a forthcoming food price hike and a long-term underinvestment in rural areas and agriculture could all spell disaster again.”
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