Applying Principles of Developing Quality Infrastructure in Asia

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Principles of Developing Quality Infrastructure in Asia


57 minutes

About the Course

Every infrastructure project begins when individuals recognize existing needs or potential opportunities and take the initiative to act upon them. The initial idea undergoes evaluation from multiple perspectives, considering various interdependencies and potential effects.

This course offers a comprehensive exploration of the concepts and driving forces behind different types of infrastructure projects, as well as the relevant processes involved in their development. It delves into the examination of associated variables such as risks, trigger factors that can expedite progress, and challenges that threaten the success of infrastructure projects. Additionally, Japanese case studies is presented to provide context and showcase exemplary practices in the field.

This course consists of 4 units:

  • Unit 1: Perspectives on Infrastructure Development (14 minutes)

  • Unit 2: Motivation for the Planning (15 minutes)

  • Unit 3: Acceleration Factors (15 minutes)

  • Unit 4: Slowdown and Risk Factors (13 minutes)

Learning Objectives

  • Better understand the motivations for infrastructure planning
  • Highlight acceleration factors of infrastructure development
  • Better understand slowdown and risk factors associated with infrastructure developments

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


Kazuaki Hiraishi, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc


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

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

Email: [email protected]

Reading list

1.Kazuaki, Hiraishi. 2019. Relationship between High-Speed Rail and Regional Development: Lessons from Japanese Benchmark Cases. Asian Development Bank Institute: Working Paper Series.
2.Hanes, J. E. 2002. The City as Subject: Seki Hajime and the Reinvention of Modern Osaka. Berkeley: University of California Press.
3.Heimerl, G. 2001. Zukunft der Europaichen Eisenbahnen. Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau (ETR).

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