Time of Event

Monday, 24 Oct: 13:30 - 16:30
Tuesday-Friday, 25 – 28 Oct: 09:30 - 17:30


ADBI and the Stanford University Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) will host a 5-day program for government officials from developing Asia and other experts on the role of public policy in infrastructure development. This course-based training program, led by Professor Francis Fukuyama and faculty at LAD, will address challenges faced by public sector leaders as they foster economic growth through infrastructure development in politically charged environments.

The program featured case studies and group exercises on providing public goods, bypassing bureaucratic obstacles, facilitating investment, and the state as an economic catalyst. Through interactive lectures, the program explored how to effectively set priorities, sequence actions, and build coalitions to achieve policy changes, even under adverse domestic conditions.

  • Help government officials from developing countries in Asia and other experts develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills essential for designing and implementing policy reforms that facilitate private investment in infrastructure projects
  • Provide lessons that empower participants to advance infrastructure investment-friendly reforms under unfavorable economic, financial, political, and cultural conditions
Target Participants

Select government officials and experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations

  • Enhanced capacity of government officials from developing Asia and experts to address the public policy challenges of infrastructure growth
  • Network development and greater impetus for innovative policy dialogue and collaboration among participating government officials and experts
  • Asian Development Bank

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