GI Hub to develop inclusivity tool

The Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) has signed a consultancy contract for the development of a reference tool to address inclusion in large infrastructure projects.

Expected to be delivered mid-2018, the tool will provide practical guidance for government teams around the world that wish to maximize the social inclusivity of large-scale infrastructure projects.

It will identify and analyse  different approaches to addressing inclusion of low-income and other disadvantaged groups in large-scale infrastructure projects and will provide detailed case studies illustrating leading practices.

GI Hub has engaged Atkins, The Economist and FHI 360, a global development organization. 

The GI Hub is planning an active stakeholder engagement strategy and is welcoming comments on the project.

Meanwhile, Norton Rose Fulbright, working in partnership with GI Hub, has rolled out the second series of P3 Risk Allocation workshops, which has provided training sessions to over 100 government officials from 22 countries in Singapore, Bangkok, Tanzania and Colombia.

As part of the rollout, the law firm, GI Hub and the International Private Finance Association also hosted a P3 Risk Allocation webinar, which saw over 200 participations from public and private sectors globally.     

Nick Merritt, global head of infrastructure, mining and commodities at Norton Rose Fulbright, said: “Since the launch of the PPP Risk Allocation tool last year, it has helped governments and private companies that are dealing with PPP transactions understand the allocation of risk and how much each party should take on. We continue to receive a lot of interest in the tool and this year’s rollout is really an endorsement of its effectiveness.”