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

  • the development of well-prepared projects to bridge the infrastructure gap
  • governments digitalization agenda

SOURCE provides a comprehensive map of all aspects to consider for the preparation of sustainable infrastructure, for both traditional procurement and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), covering governance, technical, economic, legal, financial, environmental and social issues. It uses sector-specific templates covering all the stages of the project cycle, spanning from project definition to operation and maintenance as well as allowing the definition of specific targets to fulfil the SDGs and Paris Agreement. For more information, a video walkthrough is available here.

While SOURCE is the multilateral platform regularly updated with the latest international best practices, it can be likewise adapted to local regulatory contexts and connected to existing country-specific IT systems via the integration processSOURCE is freely accessible for emerging countries with the objective to strengthen the capacity of project developers by providing:

SOURCE is an online software, hosted by the United Nations International Computing Centre, including the following functionalities:

SOURCE standardised project preparation templates have been developed in close collaboration with the private sector (Supporting Partners) and 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;
      • OECD Principles for Public Governance of Public-Private Partnerships;
      • Paris Agreement (Nationally Determined Contributions);
      • UK’s 5 Case model (similar to the “G20 Principles”);
      • 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.

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:

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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