Global standards, policy guidance and toolkits


The OECD is home to numerous global standards, policy guidance and toolkits that can help governments, enterprises and society to promote a shared understanding of the elements needed to support quality infrastructure investment in alignment with the G20 Principles for Quality Infrastructure Investment endorsed by G20 Leaders during the Japanese G20 presidency in 2019.

OECD Recommendations

Recommendation on Broadband Connectivity (updated 2021)

Recommendation for Agile Regulatory Governance to Harness Innovation (2021)

Recommendation on the Governance of Infrastructure (2020) 

Recommendation on Public Integrity (updated 2017)

Recommendation on Public Procurement (2015)

Recommendation on Budgetary Governance (2015)

Recommendation on the Governance of Critical Risks (2014)

Recommendation on Effective Public Investment Across Levels of Government (2014)

OECD Recommendation on Principles for Public Governance of Public-Private Partnerships (2012)

Recommendation on Regulatory Policy and Governance (2012)

Recommendation on International Mobile Roaming Services (2012)



Guidance and toolkits

OECD Effective Public Investment Toolkit

Implementation Handbook for Quality Infrastructure Investment (2021)

Procurement strategy in major infrastructure projects: Piloting a new approach in Norway (2021)

Compendium of Policy Good Practices for Quality Infrastructure Investment (2020)

G20-OECD High-level Principles of Long-term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors (2014)

Module on PPPs and Concession - Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS)

Private Investment in Transport Infrastructure: Dealing with Uncertainty in Contracts

OECD Policy Framework for Investment: Investment in Infrastructure

OECD Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure

Private Sector Participation in Water Infrastructure: OECD Checklist for Public Actio

OECD Principles for Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct

Responsible Business Conduct for Institutional Investors

Private Sector Participation in Water Infrastructure: OECD Checklist for Public Action




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