DATE OF PUBLICATION
9 July 2021
09/07/2021 - The COVID-19 crisis has underlined the central role played by economic and social infrastructure – such as energy, water and sanitation, transport, communications, and hospitals and related services – in our economies and societies. COVID-19 also brings a realisationthat we need to do things differently in the future, to innovate, to build-back-better. Given its wide-ranging and potentially transformative impacts, infrastructure investment provides a key instrument to bring about many desired changes, and deliver on ambitious economic, social, and environmental objectives.
The Handbook complements the OECD Compendium of Policy Good Practices for Quality Infrastructure Investment. While the Compendium is a policy guidance tool, the Handbook is an analytical and operational tool, focussing on selected major issues and challenges that are relevant in the context of the current crisis as well as for long-term sustainability, with concrete examples and case studies to illustrate the suggested solutions. They promote a shared understanding of the elements needed to support quality infrastructure investments in alignment with the G20 Principles for Quality Infrastructure Investment and in accordance with international standards.