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Stang-up Meeting

Sinfranova team members complete training by the UNECE Secretariat in the use of PIERS

  • The Public-Private Partnership and Infrastructure Evaluation and Rating System (PIERS) is an evaluation methodology created by UNECE to score PPP and infrastructure projects against the SDGs

  • Cristina Contreras, CEO & Founder of Sinfranova, completed the training to be a PIERS Project Evaluator and Peer Reviewer

On June 11-12, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) facilitated a two-day training session for the inaugural cohort of PIERS Project Evaluators and Peer Reviewers. The training targeted 30 individuals with an extensive background in public-private partnerships (PPPs) and infrastructure projects. UNECE has designated this group of highly skilled and experienced PPPs and infrastructure experts to be part of their roster of qualified professionals to conduct project evaluations of PPP and infrastructure projects using the UNECE PPPs and Infrastructure Evaluation and Rating System (PIERS). Cristina Contreras, CEO & Founder of Sinfranova, was part of this roster and one of the 30 individuals who completed the training to be a PIERS Project Evaluator and Peer Reviewer.  

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The training focused on conducting assessments aimed at aligning projects with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using the PIERS methodology as a guide. After completing the training, individuals have a deep knowledge and understanding of PIERS and stand ready to provide technical assistance to those UNECE’s State Members interested in evaluating their PPP and infrastructure projects for alignment with the SDGs using the PIERS methodology.

About PIERS

The Public-Private Partnership and Infrastructure Evaluation and Rating System (PIERS) is an initiative of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Developed by UNECE with the support of more than 100 experts from public and private sectors, academia, and civil organizations, the PIERS methodology promotes infrastructure projects that put people and the planet at the core. Composed of 22 criteria and 95 indicators, the PIERS methodology provides a platform for evaluating and scoring PPPs and infrastructure projects against the SDGs.

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