Infrastructure Development Frameworks and Commercialization Opportunities

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Infrastructure Development Frameworks and Commercialization


51 minutes

About the Course

This course introduces three main types of project entities and their respective roles. The three project entities examined are: Pure Public Type, Public-Private Partnership Type, and Private Business Type.

Detailed insights into each category are provided, as well as successful and best practice examples from Japan. Additionally, case studies showcasing how infrastructure businesses are financed, along with a thorough description of the relevant processes are presented.

The course consists of 4 units:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Project Entity and Pure Public Type (16 minutes)

  • Unit 2: Public-Private Partnership Type (19 minutes)

  • Unit 3: Private Business Type (6 minutes)

  • Unit 4: Financing Infrastructure Business (10 minutes)

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a better understanding of the different infrastructure stages of various project entities.
  • Learn about the risks and benefits associated with the three main types of project entities.
  • Find out more about various financing approaches and identify relevant options for different infrastructure projects. 

How to Complete this e-Course

  • Watch 4 short video lessons
  • Review open access reading materials
  • Successfully pass quiz with a score of 8/10 or higher
  • Answer feedback questions
  • Certificate with unique ID will be issued upon completion of course requirements


Shengchuan Zhao, Professor, Dalian University of Technology


Nghia Nguyen, Capacity Building and Training Associate, ADBI

Lilian Tan, E-Learning Consultant, Asian Development Bank Institute

Email: [email protected]

Reading list

1. Altieri, M., Raskova, E. and Alvaro Costa, A. 2022. Differences in railway strategies: The empirical case of private, public-owned, and third-sector railways in Tokyo. Research in Transportation Business & Management 43 (2022) 100787.
2. Blackford, M. G. and K. A. Kerr. 1993. Business Enterprise in American History. Boston: Wadsworth.
3. Chandler, A. D., Jr. 1979. The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
4. Gatti, S. 2013. Project Finance in Theory and Practice: Designing, Structuring, and Financing Private and Public projects, 2nd Ed. London: Academic Press.
5. Littleton, A. C. 1981. Accounting Evolution to 1900. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.
6. Mizutani, F. and Shuji Uranishi, S. 2008. Privatization of the Japan Highway Public Corporation: Focusing on Organizational Structure Change. Transport Reviews, 28 (4): 469-493.
7. Soll, J. 2014. The Reckoning—Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations. New York: Basic Books.
8. Wolmar, C. 2001. Broken Rails: How Privatisation Wrecked Britain’s Railways. London: Aurum Press Ltd.
9. Yescombe, E. R. 2013. Principles of Project Finance, 2nd Ed. Cambridge: Academic Press.

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