Core Function

The Navigator – a web-based platform – helps project teams, public authorities and financiers to find the right sustainable infrastructure tool from amongst 50+ rating systems, high-level principles and guidelines.

Navigate Tools By

  • Sector
  • Type of Tool
  • Project Phase
  • Developer by Country
  • Target Audience / Main User

Background And Goal

Today, sustainable infrastructure development is recognized by policy makers globally as key to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals. At the same time, public and private sector still struggle to build and operate infrastructure that meets the four principles of sustainability: economic and financial, environmental, social and institutional. Increasingly, the problem goes back to an information gap: more and more tools have been developed that are applicable to different infrastructure sectors, different phases along the project cycle as well as different geographic locations. Yet, for stakeholders it remains difficult to identify the right tool. By developing this Navigator, Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) aims is to bring clarity to the infrastructure sustainability arena and thereby increase uptake of innovative infrastructure solutions.

About EMSD

EMSD is a network of change agents and decision makers from think tanks, multinational corporations, and the financial sector. Our members jointly develop and implement solutions for sustainable economic development in emerging economies through research, consultation, and piloting ideas. We bring these solutions into national and international fora, contributing to the global sustainability transition and the protection of global public goods. Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH facilitates and supports the EMSD.