Enabling Better Infrastructure report
Download our EBI report including the 12 guiding principles for prioritising and planning infrastructure.
The world is changing. Rapid urbanisation, demographic shifts and climate change are impacting societies.
Many countries face the same challenges across the infrastructure lifecycle: the need to unlock better procurement processes, value, social and economic outcomes, and to address shared global challenges in a sustainable way.
Enabling Better Infrastructure (EBI) is a multi-stage programme that supports national policymakers.
It designs guidance and provides shared insight to support the long-term prioritisation and planning of infrastructure to meet sustainable development targets.
The Enabling Better Infrastructure programme has identified twelve guiding principles for prioritising and planning infrastructure.
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All country-level policymakers involved in the planning and prioritisation of national infrastructure. These stakeholders play a significant role in decision-making processes.
EBI supports policymakers in strengthening their national pipeline of infrastructure projects, acknowledging diversity in infrastructure and processes.
It also focuses on thought leadership and the development of collaborative networks to help address challenges in a changing world.
The Enabling Better Infrastructure programme has identified 12 guiding principles for prioritising and planning infrastructure.
Principles were developed using policymaker insights to meet sustainable development targets recognising different national needs.
This enables assessing what level of infrastructure need is required to achieve that vision, which lays the foundation for developing a national infrastructure strategy.
Planning and prioritising infrastructure efficiently requires establishing a strategic vision of what outcomes a nation's infrastructure networks should deliver.
Every policymaker and country has something to share. Showcasing diversity highlights the different ways we can prioritise and plan infrastructure and this helps to strengthen our global approach to building stable, sustainable, and investable infrastructures throughout the infrastructure lifecycle.
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Ensure infrastructure programmes drive sustainable economic growth while achieving social and environmental outcomes.
Include stakeholder engagement in both professional and public sectors at the start of a project to ensure early capture of insight that may lead to changes.
Build credible data gathering and sharing into the development of projects from the very start to support evidence-based policymaking and future needs assessments.
Toward helping countries to strengthen their planning and prioritisation, we have identified the need to support sharing.
We are currently setting up a collaborative network of government officials and political advisors directly responsible for strategic infrastructure decision-making to help us draw insights from across countries toward strengthening national infrastructure planning and prioritisation.
As many countries are facing similar challenges across the infrastructure lifecycle, insight sharing can streamline the troubleshooting process and assist with addressing similar concerns more rapidly.
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