The CFF has compiled this toolkit in collaboration with eThekwini Municipality (Durban) to guide practitioners, decision-and policy-makers, and anyone interested in the topic, on how to improve the overall health of rivers. The toolkit comprises both grey infrastructure (i.e. human-engineered hard structures, such as gabions) and light-touch grey infrastructure (i.e. ecologically-friendly engineering solutions, such as wetland construction and brush packing). Each intervention option is accompanied by a specifications sheet with relevant information for planning, designing, financing and implementation. Whilst the interventions proposed in the toolkit are focused on the Kwa-Zulu Natal context, they can be applied elsewhere following the appropriate contextualisation process.

Sector(s): Natural Infrastructure
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.
Type(s) of Tool: GuidelinesOperationalize sustainability principles, less specific than Benchmarks or Rating Systems.
Organization: C40 Cities Finance Facility

The toolkit provides guidelines for the identification as well as mitigation of climate risk and leveraging opportunities to improve the (climate) resilience and productivity of infrastructure throughout the whole lifecycle of a private-public-partnership (PPP) project. The PPP project lifecycle is broken down into four stages in the toolkit:(1) project identification, (2) business case, (3) transaction structuring and (4) contract management. For each project stage, the reader is provided with relevant climate-related aspects. Through several tools, frameworks and templates, the toolkit empowers the user to assess as well as quantify risks monetarily and mitigate them within the context of a PPP project structure.

Sector(s):
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., ProcurementThe provision of goods and services to realize a project are tendered and closed.
Type(s) of Tool: Project Preparation ToolsHelp public authorities manage sustainable project preparation processes.
Organization: Inter-American Development Bank

The principles focus on the inclusion of vulnerable transport users in rural, peri-urban, low-income and urban areas across Europe and beyond. Over a three-year period, the EU-funded INCLUSION project addressed the challenges of accessibility to public transport in those areas. The experience gained from this project has been condensed into the principles, which provide guidance to local authorities, planners, and practitioners that strive to make mobility more inclusive, accessible and fair for all types of users.

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.
Type(s) of Tool: PrinciplesSupport sustainability incorporation at institutional or strategic level, less specific than Guidelines.
Organization: Inclusion (European Union Horizon 2020)

The Green Recovery Tracker platform provides concise information on national recovery measures in EU member states and assesses their contribution to the green transition. It offers evidence-based information to policy- and decision-makers in European and national institutions as well as in other organisations.

Sector(s):
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., FinanceDevelopers decide how to pay for their project.
Type(s) of Tool: Impact AssessmentsEvaluate the impacts of assets or policies on the environment and local livelihoods.

The Global Recovery Observatory brings transparency to global government spending during the COVID-19 crisis. It tracks and assesses every individual COVID-19 related fiscal spending policy announced by the 50 leading economies (more countries to be added) for potential impacts on the environment and the socio-economy. The Observatory database is updated weekly.

Sector(s):
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., FinanceDevelopers decide how to pay for their project.
Type(s) of Tool: Impact AssessmentsEvaluate the impacts of assets or policies on the environment and local livelihoods.
Organization: IMF, UNEP, GIZ, Oxford University

The Gender Toolkit provides guidance for transport sector specialists and gender specialists on how to mainstream gender equality issues into transport project design, implementation, and policy engagement. It supports users in designing project outputs, activities, inputs, indicators, and targets to respond to gender issues in transport sector operations. The tool kit is divided into key subsectors of ADB’s transport sector investments: rural roads, national highways, railways, urban transport and services, bridges, and waterbased transport and ports.

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.
Type(s) of Tool: Project Preparation ToolsHelp public authorities manage sustainable project preparation processes.
Organization: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The guidebook elaborates on measuring and quantifying an infrastructure project’s GHG emissions/GHG emission reductions. Its main objectives are to describe relevant GHG accounting principles as well as related concepts and methods, outline the basic process for quantifying and reporting GHG impacts resulting from climate finance projects and describe the role of project-level impact analysis in climate finance project preparation.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed.
Type(s) of Tool: GuidelinesOperationalize sustainability principles, less specific than Benchmarks or Rating Systems.
Organization: C40 Cities Finance Facility

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):
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
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