Orientation of infrastructure investments on the goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda in Central and Southeast Asia (SIPA)

Over 60 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions derive from existing infrastructure systems. What is built in the next years will set GHG trajectories for decades. Against the background of the design of post-COVID recovery plans, there is a unique opportunity to help direct investments towards energy, transport and industry infrastructure projects that not only support economic growth in the short term, but are also consistent with long-term climate goals. To achieve this, the project supports partner countries to prioritise infrastructure projects compatible with long-term low-emission, resilient development pathways. It promotes enabling policy frameworks to scale up investments in low-emission infrastructure. It cooperates with private sector and financial stakeholders to promote Responsible Business Conducts and green, inclusive finance and investment principles and finally fosters capacities, knowledge creation, policy dialogue and peer learning.

Project data

China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, Uzbekistan
IKI funding
19,677,943.00 €
Included preparation phase
322,052.29 €
10/2021 till 09/2025
Implementing organisation
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Political Partner
  • Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) - Tajikistan
  • Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Ministry of Finance - Mongolia
  • Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan
  • Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Ministry of National Economy – Kazakhstan
  • National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) - Philippines
  • Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) - Thailand
  • State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia
Implementing Partner
  • Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) - Frankreich
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • University of Central Asia - Kyrgyzstan
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International

State of implementation/results

  • Since November 2021, kick-off events for several workstreams, fact-finding missions, workshops and seminars for various workstreams have been conducted by SIPA.
  • SIPA, in collaboration with the OECD Public Governance Directorate and the OECD Korea Policy Centre, organized the 6th Meeting of the Regional Policy Network on Sustainable Infrastructure of the OECD Regional Programme for Southeast Asia in Manila, Philippines, on April 25-26, 2022, using a hybrid format. The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) of the Philippines and the International Development Finance Corporation of the United States acted as co-hosts. The Regional Policy Network brought together representatives from several ASEAN countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, to discuss sustainable infrastructure planning, procurement, and financing across the Southeast Asian region. A dedicated web page with a recording of the event as well as all presentations and a detailed summary record is live here: www.oecd.org/…
  • SIPA conducted a regional policy dialogue for Central Asia on the sidelines of "Eurasia Week" and the annual meeting of the "GREEN Action Task Force," held back-to-back in Tbilisi, Georgia, June 30-July 1, 2022, with high-level representatives from all Central Asian countries, as well as Mongolia and the countries of the "EU Eastern Partnership." The hybrid event was attended by 70 participants. A special session on sustainable infrastructure in Central Asia was held.

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