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[Videoconference] Urban Infrastructure Development and Financing

Type Videoconference
Venue KDI School, World Bank(Singapore), China Development Bank, Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center, Tokyo Development Learning Center, Ho Chi Minh City Development Learning Center, Vietnam Development Information Center, National University of Mongolia Date 2012-04-19
Host Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center Organizer Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center

Background
 

 A good investment environment plays a very important role in a country’s development strategy. When a country starts to grow, many aspects of the investment environment should be taken into account, and infrastructure is one that comes on top.

 Yet many developing countries in the region face the challenge to build and promote their infrastructure. As indicated by economic theories and practice, shortage of capital has always been a major impediment to growth and development. Therefore, financing of infrastructure development has become an urgent issue for these countries to deal with.

 Ever since China started to reform and open up in the late 1970s, the Chinese government has paid considerable attention to financing and building the domestic infrastructure to improve its investment environment. As a result, China has been a very attractive place for investment and this has helped to achieve rapid growth in the past three decades. Many other emerging economies in the region have also been very successful in this regard.

 

Time Schedule


Improving the Investment Environment through Infrastructure Development:
Urban Infrastructure Development and Financing
 Welcome Remarks
 10:30-10:35 am  AFDC & WB & KDI & GDLN-AP centers
 Welcome remarks
 Overview of the program
 Invite each GDLN-AP center to give a brief introduction
  Session 1: The framework and global perspective
 This session will address the necessity and feasibility of urban Infrastructure development. It will focus on the urban infrastructure development and financing, including the source of financing, the key challenges, WB support, etc.
 10:35-10:55 am  World Bank,
Speaker: Mr. Kamran M. Khan
Program Director of the World Bank–Singapore Urban Hub
  Session 2: Experience Sharing
 In this session, speakers will share each economy's experience and lessons learned in urban infrastructure development and financing. Speakers will be government officials or scholars and they will focus their discussion or case study on the effect and ways of using different strategies to support urban infrastructure development in their countries.
10:55-11:15am  Korea,
Speaker: Prof. Byungho Oh
KDI School of Public Policy and Management
11:15-11:45am  Q&A,
Participants exchange ideas with the speakers.(Questions for Mr. Kamran M. Khan and Prof. Byungho Oh)
11:45-12:05pm  Vietnam,
Speaker: Prof. Do Duc Minh
Director General of Institute of Financial Training – Vietnam Ministry of Finance
12:05-12:25pm  China,
Speaker: Mr. Liu Hanyong
Director of International Division, Shanghai Municipal Finance Bureau
12:25-12:55pm  Q&A,
Participants exchange ideas with the speakers.(Questions for Prof. Do Duc Minh and Mr. Liu Hanyong)
  Session 3: Wrapping-up and closing
12:55-13:00pm  Summarize and close the session
Thank participants for attendance
 Speaker: Dr. Ji Rui

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