Standards

An overview of internationally-recognized standards and non-binding guidelines pertaining to infrastructure investments.

Blue Dot Network (BDN)

In 2019, the United States, Australia, and Japan established the Blue Dot Network (BDN) to tackle the global $3.5 trillion investment gap. The BDN will establish a globally-recognized seal of quality for major infrastructure projects.
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G20 Principles for Quality Infrastructure Investment

A set of voluntary, non-binding principles designed to reflect the G20’s common aspiration for quality infrastructure investment.
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G7 Charlevoix Commitment on Innovative Financing for Development

In 2018, the G7 (Group of Seven) adopted the Charlevoix Commitment on Innovative Financing for Development to respond to tremendous need for development financing to facilitate resource mobilization for sustainable development.
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OECD Compendium of Good Practices for Quality Infrastructure Investment

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OECD Policy Framework for Investment

The OECD Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) looks at 12 different policy areas affecting investments.
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The Equator Principles

The Equator Principles (EP) are intended to serve as a common baseline and risk management framework for financial institutions to identify, assess, and manage environmental and social risks when financing large-scale infrastructure and industrial projects.
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The IMF’s Public Investment Management Assessment (PIMA)

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The OECD’s Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS)

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The IMF’s and the World Bank’s Public-Private Partnerships Fiscal Risk Assessment Model (PFRAM)

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