Infrastructure empowers people and transforms communities
– when it benefits everyone

As the backbone of both economies and societies, infrastructure is one of the most effective instruments for creating social equity and long-term, sustainable prosperity. Governments, investors, and the private sector in both developed and developing economies are placing increasing priority on planning and delivering people centred infrastructure that benefits everyone. An inclusive approach to infrastructure delivers positive social value that aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Certificate in Inclusive Infrastructure (CII) was developed with the advice of our Advisory Board member, Dr Ibrahim Odeh, and used independent research into global best practices, as illustrated with real-world project case studies.

It is a practical and comprehensive course in inclusive infrastructure, which gives professionals working in infrastructure the knowledge and skills to achieve social equity through infrastructure policy and projects.


This self-paced, online course is for anyone involved in any stage of the infrastructure lifecycle, who wants to increase the positive social outcomes of infrastructure for people and communities.

You can choose to study a dedicated pathway or take the full course to gain a Certificate in Inclusive Infrastructure.

1. The Policy and Community Pathway focuses on stakeholder empowerment, inclusive leadership, and transparent policies and standards. Time required: 4-6 hours.

2. The Project Delivery Pathway presents a project lifecycle approach to inclusion, private sector participation, and business case preparation. Time required: 4-6 hours.

3. By completing both pathways you obtain a Certificate in Inclusive Infrastructure (CII), applicable to both the public and private sectors, and learn how to work and partner effectively across the infrastructure lifecycle to realise positive and equitable social impacts. Time required: 7-10 hours.

No prior learning is required.

Course Structure

Policy And Community Pathway

MODULES 1, 2, 3, 4

This pathway provides participants with an in-depth understanding of how to establish inclusive leadership and governance systems, including: building capacity to understand the needs of vulnerable groups; identifying and working with stakeholder groups based on proven and inclusive data collection methods; empowering stakeholders; and establishing transparent inclusivity in all aspects of policy, standards, strategy, and regulation.

Project Delivery Pathway

MODULES 1, 5, 6, 7

This pathway provides participants with an in-depth understanding of how to establish inclusion throughout the project lifecycle and effectively incorporate different aspects of inclusivity into infrastructure programs and projects. Lessons encompass inclusivity in public sector objectives and private sector involvement. Participants will also learn how to apply qualitative and quantitative social equity criteria in line with relevant national or subnational policies, strategies, and regulations.

Certificate in Inclusive Infrastructure

MODULES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

By completing the full certificate program, participants learn all of the above. Through the certificate, you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of best practices for inclusive infrastructure and learn practical methods for working across the infrastructure lifecycle, and across the public and private sectors, to realise positive social outcomes.