The GBP 25 million (US$ 30.96 million) Global Infrastructure Programme will adapt and disseminate world-leading UK infrastructure methodologies, in order to produce sustainable and lasting change in partner countries.
Infrastructure is vital to a country’s prosperity both as an enabler of inclusive economic growth and of poverty reduction. Physical and organisational infrastructure, and facilities, including transport, energy, water and telecoms, are essential for a successful society. In addition, social infrastructure (schools, hospitals and housing) supports quality of life.
The programme operates in three Prosperity Fund priority countries: Colombia, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Key aims over a 3-phase approach are:
support to partner countries/regions for infrastructure planning and business case development methodologies; led by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) working with private sector experts
rolling out internationally-adapted models for pathfinder countries, based on the UK’s ’5 case model’ (5CM) and ‘infrastructure Project Initiation Routemap’ (PIR); and funding direct technical support for these pathfinder countries (in conjunction with private sector consultants)
promoting the UK’s Building Information Modelling (BIM) methods and standards, which optimise the design, build and operation of key infrastructure by funding the development of local models and training.