Advancing infrastructure maintenance

Rehabilitating infrastructure
Renewing infrastructure
Providing maintenance of infrastructure
Improving maintenance of infrastructure

ILO advises governments on the planning, design and implementation of cost-effective programmes for the labour-intensive construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of infrastructures and rural works.


More and more important investments are gradually being abandoned for lack of maintenance, leading to enormous losses and the relentless pursuit of an ever-increasing volume of new investments. The maintenance of municipal infrastructure systems and facilities should be seen as a fundamental element in sustainable development.

Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal