Capacity Assessment Tool for Infrastructure (CAT-I)

Capacity Assessment Tool for Infrastructure (CAT-I)



Type(s) of Tool

Modelling ToolsSimulate economic, social, and physical systems to help planners optimize outcomes from different decisions.


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.

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The Capacity Assessment Tool for Infrastructure (CAT-I) support countries’ development through better planning, delivery and management of infrastructures. The tool is designed to help governments identify the gaps or bottlenecks that are inhibiting their ability to deliver sustainable and resilient infrastructure. Based on these gaps, the tool can be used to support the identification of potential solutions, develop a pipeline of projects to build national, state, city, or ministerial capacity using technical and advisory services and to show progress against a measured baseline.

Tool Outcome

Partners receive a final report with recommendations for infrastructure development that are validated in a final workshop, followed by the development of a detailed roadmap for improvements. During implementation, a feedback loop helps to show progress and identify continued areas for improvement.

Sustainability Criteria

Identifies strengths and challenges based on analysis of the following stages and processes:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Spatial Planning
  • Project Planning
  • Infrastructure sector strategies
  • Infrastructure delivery management
  • Design
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Operation performance regulation
  • Operation & maintenance
  • Decommissioning

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