Infrastructure Planning and Decision-Making Strategies

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Infrastructure Planning and Decision-Making Strategies


1 hour 27 minutes

About the Course

This course examines the importance of putting together a robust investment plan—useful as a consensus-building tool with stakeholders. It covers all the vital elements that must be incorporated to realize infrastructure investments, including the know-how to help build and maintain stakeholder relationships.

Concepts and implications of quantitative project evaluation methods are comprehensively explained, as assessing, and demonstrating the impacts of infrastructure investment are important aspects to a project’s success.

The course consists of 4 units:

  • Unit 1: Importance of Investment Plans (11 minutes)

  • Unit 2: Typical Contents of Investment Plans (24 minutes)

  • Unit 3: Overview of Infrastructure Investment Effects and Evaluation of Project Effects (31 minutes)

  • Unit 4: Evaluation of Facility Effects and Decision-Making (21 minutes)

Learning Objectives

  • Better understand the consensus building process related to infrastructure development, and strategic steps to gain stakeholders’ agreement.
  • Examine the general concept and contents of infrastructure investment plan, demonstrating how it can be useful as a consensus building tool.
  • Discuss approaches to financial evaluation, economic evaluation, and comprehensive evaluation, including how to present them in infrastructure investment plans to help gain consensus.

How to Complete this e-Course

  • Watch 4 short video lessons
  • Review open access reading materials
  • Answer 10 multiple choice questions
  • Answer feedback questions
  • Certificate with unique ID will be issued upon completion of course requirements


Atsushi Hasegawa, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc


Nghia Nguyen, Capacity Building and Training Associate, Asian Development Bank (ADBI)

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

Email: [email protected]

Reading list

1. Heimerl, G. 2001. Zukunft der Europaichen Eisenbahnen. Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau (ETR).  
2. Nakamura, Hideo et al. 2019. Principles of Infrastructure: Case Studies and Best Practices. ADBI Press. 
3. Japan Research Institute 2000. Guidelines for the Evaluation of Road Investment Projects. 
4. Anthony E. Boardman, et al. 2018. Cost-Benefit Analysis: Concepts and Practice, 5th Edition, Cambridge University Press. 
5. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), ALMEC Corporation, Oriental Consultants Global Co., Ltd. 2015. The project for capacity development on transportation planning and database management in the Republic of the Philippines MMUTIS update and capacity enhancement project (MUCEP), Technical Report and Manual Vol.1-5. 
6. HM Treasury (UK) 2022. The Green Book, Central Government Guidance on Appraisal and Evaluation. 
7. The Treasury (NZ) 2015. Guide to Social Cost Benefit Analysis. 
8. NZ Transport Agency 2016. Economic Evaluation Manual. 
9. NZ Transport Agency 2021. Monetised Benefits and Costs Manual, Version1.5.
10. Hisa Morisugi, Taka Ueda, Atsushi Koike 1996. A Welfare Analysis of Transport Project in the Context of a System of Cities -Presentation of the Framework by Using the Inter-Regional Benefit Incidence Matrix-, Proceedings of International Conference on Urban Engineering in Asian Cities in the 21st Century, Volume II, pp.E211-E216.
11. Adam Rose 1995. Input-output economics and computable general equilibrium models, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Volume 6, Issue 3.
12. Takayuki Ueda, Atsushi Koike, KatsuhiroYamaguchi and Kazuyuki Tsuchiya 2005. Spatial Benefit Incidence Analysis of Airport Capacity Expansion: Application of SCGE Model to the Haneda Project, Research in Transportation Economics Volume 13, Global Competition in Transportation Markets: Analysis and Policy Making, pp.165-196, Elsevier.
13. David Vose 2008. Risk Analysis – A Quantitative Guide, 3rd Edition, Wiley.
14. Thomas L. Saaty 1994. Fundamentals of Decision Making and Priority Theory with the Analytic Hierarchy Process, RWS Publications.
15. Yescombe, E. R. 2013. Principles of Project Finance, 2nd Edition, Elsevier. 

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