Countries engaged



SOURCE is the multilateral platform for sustainable infrastructure led and funded by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) designed to support the:


1. development of well-prepared projects to bridge the infrastructure gap

2. digitalisation agenda of governments globally; and

3. mobilisation of private finance


SOURCE in an online infrastructure project preparation and management software, under UN servers, designed for both traditional procurement and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) providing:

SOURCE uniquely offers a common framework, incorporating international best practices and private sector requirements, fully adaptable to each country’s processes and interoperable with complementary IT systems; strengthening the capacity of project developers to package sustainable infrastructure projects. 

SOURCEs common framework is therefore key to reaching financial close and fulfilling the SDGs, by facilitating an early identification, evaluation and allocation of the projects risks and impacts while enabling the monitoring of KPIs during implementation. SOURCE is freely accessible for emerging countries with the objective to strengthen the capacity of project developers.


SOURCE is easily accessible by any web browser including the following functionalities:
SOURCE standardised project preparation templates in line with the following international standards and recognised knowledge products:
      • APMG PPP Guide’s approach (CP3P certification scheme);
      • Equator Principles;
      • G20 Quality Infrastructure Investment principles;
      • GIH PPP risk allocation matrix;
      • IADB’s Sustainable Infrastructure Criteria;
      • IFC Performance Standards;
      • ILO’s Decent Work Agenda;
      • IMF-World Bank’s PPP Fiscal Risk Assessment Model (PFRAM)
      • OECD Principles for Public Governance of Public-Private Partnerships;
      • Paris Agreement (Nationally Determined Contributions);
      • UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Public-Private Partnerships;
      • UNEP FI Positive Finance;
      • UN’s Sustainable Development Goals;
      • World Bank’s Guidance on PPP Contractual Provisions;
      • World Bank’s Policy Guidelines for Managing Unsolicited Proposals in Infrastructure Projects;
      • World Bank’s PPPI Database and benchmarking reports.
The strong involvement of the private sector (Supporting partners) to develop the SOURCE project preparation templates, provide a “common language” during preparation. More than 7,000 comments were provided by :

SOURCE is hosted by the United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC) and aligned with regulations related to data protection and sovereignty of most countries.


SOURCE covers the entire project lifecycle:

Integration Enquiry

If you are a government/ public agency representative and wish to integrate SOURCE in your country, please contact us:

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SOURCE covers the full range of infrastructure sectors:
SOURCE global outreach:
Users’ Testimonials
“SOURCE is an important element of the ongoing work in support of the G20 Roadmap for Infrastructure as an Asset Class and the QII Principles. G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors last year unanimously recognized itunder the InfraTech Agenda.”
Mr. Bambang Susantono

Vice President, Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank

“The National Secretariat of PPPs (SNAPP) has made the decision to develop its institutional framework in parallel to its digitalization. The SIF team has helped us understand some of the best practices used in the world and how we can seamlessly integrate these through the digital platform.”
Ms. Sandra Siu

Advisor, Presidency, Republic of Panama

“SOURCE becomes in the long run a way to set best standards across developing countries, as financeable projects available on SOURCE are the best way to convince additional countries to align themselves with data transparency and project management. SOURCE is not only making Infrastructure private debt investment immediately achievable, it also becomes an efficient long-term partner in our quest for welcoming additional developing countries in our investment scope.”

Denis Prouteau

Chief Investment Officer Private Debt, Natixis Investment Managers