The Institute of Social Studies, India is advising networks of Indian municipalities on strategies to realize SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The institute is completing a gap analysis to support investment decisions and would like to use SAVi to help municipalities understand the costs of risks and externalities.... Read more »
SAVi has been developed for various assets, including materials management. A 100-page in-depth review of the sector was released in 2020 and covers shortcomings that could arise from not addressing unregulated or poorly designed materials management systems. It also presents the advantages of circular economy approaches and how circularity can improve the financial attractiveness of projects and policies.
The review also provides examples and data on the positive and negative externalities of materials management. These can be used to quantify a broad range of impacts.
This in-depth review is actively used by IISD and its partners to create customized simulation models that ‘integrate’ knowledge from a wide range of disciplines to calculate:
a) the economic costs and benefits of projects and policies.
b) project finance indicators, such as internal rate of return and net present value on project and portfolios.
These simulation models can also be used to calculate the investment attractiveness and the societal value of projects and policies in materials management.
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Members of the IISD Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance team recently presented to students enrolled in the International Masters in Public Procurement Management at the Tor Vergata University in Rome, Italy. Students sponsored by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the African Development Bank Group and the Islamic Development Bank participated in lectures and... Read more »