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Our experts help governments realize value-for-money across the life cycle of an asset, and not simply at the point of purchase. 

Governments spend between 12 and 30 per cent of their GDP buying goods, services and infrastructure. Our focus is helping policy-makers and public procurers achieve transformational change through positing their large and long-term spending power as a trigger for scaling-up industrial competitiveness, innovation and technology transfer. We do this by strengthening legal and regulatory provisions on value for money across an asset's life cycle; incorporating environmental and social criteria into the procurement cycle; and providing quantitative evidence on the multiple financial, economic, social and environmental gains that can be realized through sustainable public procurement.

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    How Can Public Procurement in Canada’s Trade Agreements Contribute to Sustainable Development?

    How Can Public Procurement in Canada’s Trade Agreements Contribute to Sustainable Development?

    Imagine this: A municipality pledges to make all of its buildings carbon-neutral by 2050.To do so, it needs to invest in renovations using the most...

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  • Report
    Canada's International Trade Obligations: Barrier or opportunity for sustainable public procurement?

    Canada's International Trade Obligations: Barrier or opportunity for sustainable public procurement?

    This paper explores the extent to which international trade agreements could pose a barrier to sustainable procurement or, conversely, enable sustainability to take a more prominent role in the procurement process.

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    Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of the Contournement de Rabat (Morocco)

    Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of the Contournement de Rabat (Morocco)

    IISD has carried out an economic and financial assessment of different risk scenarios of the contournement de Rabat, the bypass road in Morocco. The assessment included the valuation of different externalities related to the road project. 

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    Sustainable Asset Valuation Tool: Natural infrastructure

    Sustainable Asset Valuation Tool: Natural infrastructure

    Technical background document for the IISD's Sustainable Asset Valuation tool (SAVi) for natural infrastructure.

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  • Discussion Paper
    Tokenization of Infrastructure: A blockchain-based solution to financing sustainable infrastructure

    Tokenization of Infrastructure: A blockchain-based solution to financing sustainable infrastructure

    This report presents how tokenization can address some of the fundamental challenges of financing sustainable infrastructure projects.

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    Leveraging Sustainable Finance Leadership in Canada: Opportunities to align financial policies to support clean growth and a sustainable Canadian economy

    Leveraging Sustainable Finance Leadership in Canada: Opportunities to align financial policies to support clean growth and a sustainable Canadian economy

    Our policy roadmap shares how mandatory climate risk disclosure and actions by the Canadian government and financial actors can empower meaningful climate action.

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    Green Economy Analysis in Georgia: A Sustainable Asset Valuation for the analysis of sustainable infrastructure investments

    Green Economy Analysis in Georgia: A Sustainable Asset Valuation for the analysis of sustainable infrastructure investments

    Georgia’s Green Economy Strategy includes infrastructure investments in agriculture, buildings and the tourism sector. SAVi assesses the investment costs, government revenues and co-benefits of implementing the Green Economy Strategy.

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    Lake Dal in Srinagar, India: Application of the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) methodology for the analysis of conservation options

    Lake Dal in Srinagar, India: Application of the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) methodology for the analysis of conservation options

    The report presents the interim results of the SAVi analysis for developing the business case for the long-term conservation of Lake Dal in Srinagar, India.

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    The Sustainable Asset Valuation of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor in Tanzania (SAGCOT) Initiative: A focus on irrigation

    The Sustainable Asset Valuation of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor in Tanzania (SAGCOT) Initiative: A focus on irrigation

    This report discusses the results of the application of the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) tool to irrigation infrastructure in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor in Tanzania.

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    Financing Rural Infrastructure: Priorities and pathways for ending hunger

    Financing Rural Infrastructure: Priorities and pathways for ending hunger

    Read our report to discover how new financial instruments can support a decentralized and robust infrastructure base for farmers, food processors and rural communities.

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