11 October 2019

The Output Specifications for Quality Infrastructure Reference Guide, helps governments to operationalise the definition of Quality Infrastructure Investment agreed on at the G20 Hangzhou Summit in 2016.

The importance of quality infrastructure was reinforced under the Japanese G20 Presidency in 2019, resulting in the agreement of the G20 Principles for Quality Infrastructure Investment.

Global Infrastructure Hub CEO, Marie Lam-Frendo said: “This guide seeks to help governments to operationalise the G20 Quality Infrastructure Investment Principles and improve long-term infrastructure outcomes over the project lifecycle and for all end users. Output specifications are a key element to ensure projects are delivered according to expectations while boosting innovation.”

The Reference Guide, created in collaboration with Mott Macdonald, is aimed at government procuring authorities. It showcases 14 real-life infrastructure projects to communicate the principles of good output specification development and how output specifications can contribute to the delivery of quality infrastructure.

Combining the expertise and resources of the public and private sector to deliver infrastructure for the good of society is at the heart of future PPPs stated Mott Macdonald’s Global Infrastructure Development and Economics Practice Leader, Paul Hammond.

“This reference guide provides a baseline for leading practices across the globe and is a fantastic step forward in delivering this” he said.

View the Output Specifications for Quality Infrastructure Reference Guide here