Analysis of Capacity Needs Assessment: Challenges in the Provision of Sustainable and Climate-Friendly Infrastructure

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements the projects „C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF)“ and the „Financing Energy for Low Carbon Investment – Cities Advisory Facility (FELICITY)“, which support the provision of urban infrastructure. In order to ensure that their advice and support are tailored to the needs of their partner cities, the projects carry out comprehensive capacity needs assessments. The determined capacity needs form the basis for anticipating need for advice and support services for the planning and provision (including financing) of urban infrastructure.


The Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann (bgh.) evaluated a total of 16 capacity needs assessments in cities with the following objectives:

  • Comparative analysis of the carried out assessments of the capacity requirement
  • Outline of the anticipated advice and funding needs as well as primary fields of action
  • Recommendations for action to adapt GIZ’s advisory services

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Period: 2019