The facilities and services of infrastructure should have sustainable development at their core and need to be broadly available, accessible, inclusive and beneficial to all. Providing reliable and accessible low-emissions transport is critical to achieving this objective and widely recognised as being a key contributor to improving livelihoods and economic productivity.


Key solutions
  • Re-evaluate thinking on redundant transport infrastructure. Any assessment of network robustness should consider operation during a crisis as well as recovery from failure of critical links. It should also account for lack of alternative routes and demand-weighted importance of each link.

  • Include accessibility measures - defined as ease of access to goods, services and activities - in transport planning and appraisal methodologies.




Documents and links

 Private Investment in Transport Infrastructure: Dealing with Uncertainty in Contracts

 Transport infrastructure investment and maintenance spending data

Developing Strategic Approaches to Infrastructure Planning (2021)

What is Private Investment in Transport Infrastructure and Why is it Difficult?

The Role of Private Investment in Transport Infrastructure

Quantifying Private and Foreign Investment in Transport Infrastructure

Risk Allocation in Public-Private Partnerships and the Regulatory Asset Base Model

Uncertainty in Long-term Service Contracts: Franchising Rail Transport Operations

Risk Pricing in Infrastructure Delivery: Making Procurement Less Costly

Public-Private Partnerships in Transport: Unbundling Prices from User Charges

Dealing with the Obsolescence of Transport Infrastructure in Public-Private Partnerships

Infrastructure Funding: Does it Matter Where the Money Comes From?

Capex Bias and Adverse Incentives in Incentive Regulation: Issues and Solutions

Mobilising Private Investment in Infrastructure: Investment De-Risking and Uncertainty

Decongesting our Cities: ITF Roundtable Summary (2020) 

The Social Impacts of Road Pricing, ITF Roundtable Summary (2017)


Implementation and capacity-building

Enhancing Connectivity and Freight and Freight in Central Asia (2019)

 Gaps and Governance Standards of Public Infrastructure in Chile (2017)

Assessing Incentives to Reduce Congestion in Israel

Competition for Infrastructure Projects: Traditional Procurement and PPPs in Europe

Collaborative Infrastructure Procurement in Sweden and the Netherlands

Risk Allocation in Mega-Projects in Denmark

The Danish State Guarantee Model for Infrastructure Investment

 The Thames Tideway Tunnel: A Hybrid Approach to Infrastructure Delivery

A Corporatised Delivery Model for the Australian Road Network








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