What is Sustainable Infrastructure? A Framework to Guide Sustainability Across the Project Cycle
16. April 2018
This study, published by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), presents a framework for both public and private sectors to support planning, designing, and financing of infrastructure that is economically, financially, socially, environmentally, and institutionally sustainable. It is intended to generate discussion amongst key stakeholders and serve as a basis for research and experimentation within the IDB and with clients; it should be considered as a working document. The purpose of the framework is to enhance clarity, reduce risks, and realize the opportunities that sustainable infrastructure supports inclusive growth and productivity, enhancing coverage and quality of services embodied in the SDGs, and accelerating the transition to low carbon growth and climate resilient economies in Latin America and the Caribbean.