The Construction Capacity Framework (CCF) provides a structured approach to understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the construction industry in developing countries to help identify areas that could be strengthened to enable more effective infrastructure delivery and development outcomes.

Global investment in infrastructure assets is expected to double between 2015 and 20303, with the greatest need in developing countries seeking to remove existing constraints to growth, respond to the pressures of urbanisation and encourage inclusivity. Supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development (ICED) facility recognises the significant and complex challenges faced by developing countries in strengthening their construction industries and has developed the CCF to support this process. ICED have made the CCF a publicly available framework and would strongly encourage others to adopt this approach to identify opportunities for strengthening the capacity of construction industries in developing countries.