Good infrastructure is essential for any country to be able to have a well-functioning and robust society, economy and businesses. More generally, infrastructure provides a fundamental support function to enable, sustain or enhance societal living conditions.
Infrastructure provides the backbone of modern, well-functioning economies by providing connectivity through enabling the flow of goods, people and information, and by supplying the necessary inputs in the form of energy and water that constitute the foundation for most commercial and industrial activity. Infrastructure is also critical for delivering numerous services - such as electricity, water and sanitation, broadband connectivity, public transport, health cbare, education and flood protection - that are essential for health and quality of life, and for providing protection against natural elements.
As infrastructure currently contributes to 79% of GHG emissions globally, it is imperative that we examine how public and private infrastructure can contribute to respecting the Paris Agreement and achieving the SDGs and that we determine the standards and policy guidance can guide countries to achieve these outcomes.
The OECD has a multi-dimensional approach to addressing these policy questions, from a public and private perspective, by sector and through capacity building activities.
This website provides users with access to the extensive work undertaken by the OECD to address these issues.