User - friendly infrastructure management systems: Saint-Vincent and the Grenadines and Bhutan implementation experience

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This paper presents a methodology which allows infrastructure assets basic management, without requiring advanced knowledge, based on simple devices and free software. Successfully implemented in two very different contexts (in the Caribbean islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and in the Himalayan region, Royal Kingdom of Bhutan), the following text explains the methodology used to design such system, the experience of its operation, highlighting the obtained results as well as the limitations found. The final purpose of these tools was to provide decision-making advice to infrastructure managers.