The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

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UNOPS Infrastructure

Email: ipmg@unops.org

UNOPS plans, designs, constructs and maintains a wide range of sustainable and resilient infrastructure solutions. From transport, energy, health and education infrastructure to advising governments on ways to make infrastructure more effective, our experts can help improve the outcomes on investments in infrastructure, for the benefit of local populations and national development.

Our team of qualified advisors, architects, engineers, project managers and specialists bring industry best practices to infrastructure projects. In addition to the five traditional infrastructure sectors – transportation, water and sanitation, energy, ICT and solid waste management – UNOPS implements social infrastructure projects in other sectors such as rule of law, health and education. With the 2030 Agenda in mind, UNOPS follows an evidence-based approach to infrastructure development, relying on data and fact-based planning to inform decision-making and meet the needs of the present generation, and those to come.

Technical assistance

UNOPS offers a wide range of advisory services and technical assistance programmes to help our partners improve their ability to plan, deliver and manage infrastructure.

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Implementation

UNOPS helps partners design, construct, rehabilitate and maintain infrastructure – such as schools, hospitals, courthouses and police stations – in some of world’s most challenging environments.

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Did you know?

Approximately $3.5 trillion in infrastructure investments will be needed every year for all countries in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Internationally recognized certifications

Our partners benefit from UNOPS commitment to internationally recognized standards and best practice. UNOPS certifies its offices delivering infrastructure to ISO 14001 for environmental management and OHSAS 18001 for health and safety.

To ensure that the implementation of our infrastructure projects are in accordance with international best practices in sustainable design and construction we collaborate with industry leaders, including: DLA Piper, WSP, Sweco, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, Arup, and research institutions, including the University of Oxford, the Danish Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame and the University of Manchester.

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Insights

Ideas, analysis, solutions. UNOPS Insights looks at complex challenges at the heart of the humanitarian and development world. From the importance of developing local capacity in our infrastructure projects to employing peacekeeping missions faster, UNOPS experts discuss challenges of the 21st century.

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