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Training Program: The Role of Public Policy in Infrastructure Development

Event | 23 - 28 June 2019 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan
Time of event

Day 1-2: 09:00–18:00
Day 3-4: 09:00–16:45
Day 5: 09:00–14:30

Background

Developing Asia will require nearly $1.7 trillion in infrastructure investment annually through 2030 to sustain its growth, eradicate poverty, and respond to climate change but currently falls well short of this funding target. Deploying effective public policy solutions that accelerate private investment is vital to meeting the region’s soaring infrastructure needs.

This short course-based training program will address the challenges faced by public sector leaders as they foster economic growth through infrastructure development in politically charged environments. Jointly delivered by ADBI, the Leadership Academy for Development LAD at Stanford University, and Johns Hopkins University, the program will feature case studies and group exercises on providing public goods, bypassing bureaucratic obstacles, facilitating investment, and the state as an economic catalyst.

Objectives
  • To help participants develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills essential to designing and implementing policy reforms that facilitate private investment in infrastructure projects
  • To provide lessons that empower participants to advance infrastructure investment-friendly reforms under unfavorable economic, financial, political, and cultural conditions.
Participants
  • Government officials from countries across Asia and the Pacific involved in infrastructure development
  • Asian Development Bank infrastructure experts
  • Graduate students from relevant programs at Japanese universities
Output

Publication of case studies on effective infrastructure investment and development policies.

How to register

By invitation only

Partners

Leadership Academy for Development, Center of Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University (Stanford LAD)