Written by UNOPS, Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium
11 March 2019

sustainABLE is a free online platform modelled on research jointly published by UNOPS and the University of Oxford-led Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium. The extensive research explored the critical role of infrastructure in achieving the SDGs. The tool aims to advance the SDGs by promoting practical measures that encourage project sustainability across a broad range of sectors.

The tool includes a comprehensive list of infrastructure sectors and sub-sectors to choose from – including energy, education, transportation and water – with recommended actions supported by case studies of real-life projects implemented by UNOPS and its partners around the world.

sustainABLE will initially focus on gender equality and women's empowerment within infrastructure projects. Users will be able to identify actions that can be taken to achieve the targets within SDG 5 – including equal rights, opportunities and access to essential services – as well other SDG targets that include gender equality components.