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The FAST-Infra Label is a globally applicable labelling system designed to identify and evaluate sustainable infrastructure projects, with the overarching objective of supporting infrastructure and creating a liquid asset class. It aims to enable all market players, including developers, operators, and investors to show the positive impact of an infrastructure asset, and attract investors seeking assets which positively contribute to sustainable outcomes. A key motivation behind the FAST-Infra Label is not to reinvent the wheel, but to build on existing standards, frameworks, and taxonomies to create a comprehensive framework and set of sustainability criteria that takes into account best practices and evolves with changes in the market. To account for this, the label is based on an extensive mapping against 25+ leading standards, frameworks, and principles in the market.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., Concept DesignTechnical experts broadly outline the project’s basic characteristics., ProcurementThe provision of goods and services to realize a project are tendered and closed., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design., ConstructionThe asset is constructed in line with design, budget and timeline., Operation and MaintenanceInfrastructure assets are managed and maintained during their use time.
Type(s) of Tool: Rating SystemsProvide quantifiable sustainability ratings and / or certification for projects or assets.
Organization: Fast-Infra Initiative, Global Infrastructure Basel, Climate Policy Initiative

The Blue Dot Network aims to help mobilise private sector investment by identifying and encouraging market-driven, transparent, and sustainable infrastructure projects. It establishes a voluntary, private-sector focused, government-supported project-level certification that aligns with the G20 Principles for Quality Infrastructure Investment, the UN Sustainable Development Goalsthe International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards, the Equator Principles, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the OECD Recommendation on the Governance of Infrastructure. The Blue Dot Certification Framework is currently being piloted on a number of infrastructure projects across different regions and sectors.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., Concept DesignTechnical experts broadly outline the project’s basic characteristics., ProcurementThe provision of goods and services to realize a project are tendered and closed., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design., ConstructionThe asset is constructed in line with design, budget and timeline., Operation and MaintenanceInfrastructure assets are managed and maintained during their use time.
Type(s) of Tool: Rating SystemsProvide quantifiable sustainability ratings and / or certification for projects or assets.
Organization: Blue Dot Network, OECD

The PIDA Job Creation Toolkit is a service provided by NEPAD to catalyse a new African jobs focus in the development and operation of Africa’s infrastructure projects, maximising the number and quality of African jobs. The PIDA Job Creation Toolkit methodology considers a broad range of labour market effects, including direct job creation, indirect job creation, and induced job creation. It aims to catalog results from African infrastructure projects’ preparation, construction, and operation. Additionally, the methodology estimates secondary job effects, which are jobs created in other sectors of the economy due to the operational infrastructure service provided. The toolkit’s job maximization module aims to help project Owners, technical partners, and government policymakers can estimate the total job impact from their projects and maximize the number of jobs created on the African continent by specific projects without a reduction in quality.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Enabling EnvironmentConditions that enable the integration of sustainability practices (regulation, laws, frameworks etc.)., Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., Concept DesignTechnical experts broadly outline the project’s basic characteristics., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design., ConstructionThe asset is constructed in line with design, budget and timeline.
Type(s) of Tool: GuidelinesOperationalize sustainability principles, less specific than Benchmarks or Rating Systems.
Organization: AUDA - NEPAD

The PIEVC (Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee) Protocol was first developed in 2005 by Engineers Canada (Canada’s Engineering Association). In 2012, the PIEVC got divested hat been taken over by a consortium (ICLR, CRI and GIZ). PIEVC is a 5 to 8 step climate risk assessment protocol for all types of physical infrastructure to be applyed either in early plannig stages or throughout operations and maintenance. Since 2005, it has been applyed more than 200 times, including applications outside Canada in Brazil, Costa Rica, Vietnam and the Nile Basin region.

Sector(s): Urban Planning, Natural Infrastructure, Energy, Transportation, Waste, Water and Sanitation, Buildings
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., PrioritizationAuthorities decide which projects to realize and how to allocate resources., Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., ProcurementThe provision of goods and services to realize a project are tendered and closed., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design., ConstructionThe asset is constructed in line with design, budget and timeline., Operation and MaintenanceInfrastructure assets are managed and maintained during their use time.
Type(s) of Tool: GuidelinesOperationalize sustainability principles, less specific than Benchmarks or Rating Systems., Impact AssessmentsEvaluate the impacts of assets or policies on the environment and local livelihoods.
Organization: Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), Climate Risk Institute (CRI), GIZ

The handbook aims to bridge the gap between gender-responsive policy and practice and to respond to the historical exclusion of women, girls and sexual and gender minorities from urban planning and design processes. It presents the economic and social case for gender inclusion in urban planning and design. The tool provides clear, specific design guidelines, suitable and adaptable for all regions, for a range of planning areas, including housing, public transport and mobility infrastructure, other infrastructure services and urban master plans.

Sector(s): Urban Planning
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., Concept DesignTechnical experts broadly outline the project’s basic characteristics., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design.
Type(s) of Tool: GuidelinesOperationalize sustainability principles, less specific than Benchmarks or Rating Systems.
Organization: The World Bank

This guidance on gender mainstreaming in transport and roads provides specific ‘how-to’ guidance together with checklists across the project lifespan in four subsectors (roads, non-motorized transport and pedestrian infrastructure, transport systems, and ports), with context-specific Asia and Pacific regional information and case studies to showcase what socially-inclusive and gender-equitable infrastructure designs look like on the ground. It is part of a practical series of how-to guides and checklists specific to the Asia-Pacific region.

Sector(s): Transportation
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., PrioritizationAuthorities decide which projects to realize and how to allocate resources., Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., Concept DesignTechnical experts broadly outline the project’s basic characteristics., ProcurementThe provision of goods and services to realize a project are tendered and closed., FinanceDevelopers decide how to pay for their project., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design., ConstructionThe asset is constructed in line with design, budget and timeline., Operation and MaintenanceInfrastructure assets are managed and maintained during their use time.
Type(s) of Tool: GuidelinesOperationalize sustainability principles, less specific than Benchmarks or Rating Systems.
Organization: UN Women, UNOPS

This guide introduces to the United Nations gender mainstreaming principles; why it is important to mainstream gender; the business case for gender mainstreaming; and an overview of the project life cycle. The document describes in detail each stage of the project life cycle and addresses key gender mainstreaming and social inclusion considerations. It is part of a practical series of how-to guides and checklists specific to the Asia-Pacific region.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., PrioritizationAuthorities decide which projects to realize and how to allocate resources., Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., Concept DesignTechnical experts broadly outline the project’s basic characteristics., ProcurementThe provision of goods and services to realize a project are tendered and closed., FinanceDevelopers decide how to pay for their project., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design., ConstructionThe asset is constructed in line with design, budget and timeline., Operation and MaintenanceInfrastructure assets are managed and maintained during their use time.
Type(s) of Tool: GuidelinesOperationalize sustainability principles, less specific than Benchmarks or Rating Systems.
Organization: UN Women, UNOPS

IUCN’s Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions aims to equip users with a robust framework for designing and verifying NbS that yield the outcomes desired, in solving one or several societal challenge(s). This tool includes a self-assessment that consists of eight criteria and associated indicators, which address the pillars of sustainable development (economy, environment and society) and resilient project management. In addition to the Standard, there is associated guidance, which instructs users how to perform a self-assessment to: Design new NbS project; Upscale pilots by identifying gaps; and Assess past projects and future proposals.

Sector(s): Natural Infrastructure
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., Concept DesignTechnical experts broadly outline the project’s basic characteristics., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design.
Type(s) of Tool: StandardsProvide information about the compliance of projects or assets with a given set of sustainability criteria.
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

The development of National Urban Mobility Policies and Investment Programmes can be a useful process to facilitate a more coordinated approach to urban mobility policy, planning and investment. The tool kit was designed complementary to the “National Urban Mobility Policies and Investment Programmes (NUMP) – Guidelines” and provides additional resources for the different phases of drafting a national urban mobility policy.

Sector(s): Urban Planning, Transportation
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., Concept DesignTechnical experts broadly outline the project’s basic characteristics., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design.
Type(s) of Tool: Project Preparation ToolsHelp public authorities manage sustainable project preparation processes.
Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

The tool kit is a set of products intended to support national and local government officials, planning practitioners, and policy makers of transitional and developing countries to design and implement a process for developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP). It was designed complementary to the “Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)” and provides additional resources for the different phases of drafting a sustainable urban mobility plan.

Sector(s): Urban Planning, Transportation
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., Concept DesignTechnical experts broadly outline the project’s basic characteristics., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design.
Type(s) of Tool: Project Preparation ToolsHelp public authorities manage sustainable project preparation processes.
Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

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