Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance
Our experts help governments realize value-for-money across the life cycle of an asset, and not simply at the point of purchase.
Governments spend between 12 and 30 per cent of their GDP buying goods, services and infrastructure. Our focus is helping policy-makers and public procurers achieve transformational change through positing their large and long-term spending power as a trigger for scaling-up industrial competitiveness, innovation and technology transfer. We do this by strengthening legal and regulatory provisions on value for money across an asset's life cycle; incorporating environmental and social criteria into the procurement cycle; and providing quantitative evidence on the multiple financial, economic, social and environmental gains that can be realized through sustainable public procurement.
Infrastructure Banks: Solutions and best practices
This discussion paper features infrastructure bank best practices and recommendations for countries exploring similar models to support their infrastructure pipelines.Read More
Leveraging the Power of the Public Purse: Using public procurement of low-carbon innovation for sustainable infrastructure recommendations to the European Commission and EU member states
i24c and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) publish recommendations for the European Commission and member state authorities on how to better leverage the power of the public purse to drive demand of low-carbon innovation in sustainable infrastructure.Read More
Contracts for Sustainable Infrastructure: Ensuring the economic, social and environmental co-benefits of infrastructure investment projects
This report defines sustainable infrastructure, outlines its expected characteristics and co-benefits, and presents why governments must and how they can integrate sustainability into public–private partnerships (PPP) and other infrastructure contracts.Read More
Biodiversity and Infrastructure: A better nexus?
In this brief, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provide initial policy guidance for parties to consider prior to COP 14 in Egypt on how biodiversity mainstreaming can be reconciled with the infrastructure sector.Read More
Sustainable Asset Valuation Tool: Water infrastructure
Technical background document for the Sustainable Asset Valuation Tool of IISD (SAVi) for water infrastructure.Read More
Sustainable Asset Valuation Tool: Roads
Technical background document for the Sustainable Asset Valuation Tool of IISD (SAVi) for road infrastructure.Read More
Sustainable Asset Valuation Tool: Energy infrastructure
Technical background document for the Sustainable Asset Valuation Tool of IISD (SAVi) for energy infrastructure.Read More
Sustainable Asset Valuation Tool: Buildings
Technical background document for the Sustainable Asset Valuation Tool of IISD (SAVi) for buildings.Read More
Financing High Performance Climate Adaptation in Agriculture: Climate Bonds for Multi-Functional Water Harvesting Infrastructure on the Canadian Prairies
This article explores distributed water harvesting, a climate change adaptation strategy that can offer the co-benefit of enhancing ecosystem services.Read More
How Green Public Procurement Became a Crucial Pillar for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Strategy
The Government of Bhutan has embraced the value of green public procurement (GPP) and is setting an example for other countries of how to leverage the power of the public purse to advance sustainable development. IISD led the GPP in Bhutan (GPPB) project and is proud to have contributed to this transformation.Read More