Our new report with UNOPS finds that efficient infrastructure policy and disciplined investment decisions are vital for attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The report, Infrastructure: Underpinning Sustainable Development, is the result of extensive research into the influence that infrastructure has on all 17 SDGs. It highlights the need to understand infrastructure as an integrated system of systems – the interdependencies across sectors requires us to break down the ‘silo mentality’ in infrastructure development.

Introducing the report, UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo said: “We are proud to present this report together with Oxford/ITRC, and to reaffirm our commitment to helping people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.” Find out more

ITRC is a consortium of seven leading UK universities, investigating ways to improve the performance of infrastructure systems in the UK and around the world. Our research is helping businesses and policymakers to explore the risk of infrastructure failure and the long term benefits of investments and policies to improve infrastructure systems.