On 9 June 2019, the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors endorsed new G20 Principles for Quality Infrastructure Investment at their meeting in Fukuoka, Japan.
Japan has built the resilience of its water supply and sanitation (WSS) services through an adaptive management approach based on lessons learned from past natural disasters. This experience offers key insights for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) seeking to sustain and build resilience of WSS services.
This report reviews the way we build our cities and how this directly impacts the safety of future generations within the context of Japan.
Japan's Program for Earthquake-Resistant School Buildings has increased the seismic safety of Japanese schools, and hence increased the safety of Japanese schoolchildren, teachers, and communities. Since 2003, when the program accelerated, the share of earthquake-resistant public elementary and junior high schools has increased, from under half of schools in 2002 to over 95 percent in April 2015. Japan is sharing knowledge from this program with developing countries through its relationship with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), whose Global Program for Safer Schools has been supported by the Japan–World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries and its implementing arm, the Disaster Risk Management Hub, Tokyo.
The paper applies indicator calculations to three case studies of proposed bypass roads in Japan to evaluate their resilience.
Japan will fully mobilize public and private resources, in collaboration with other countries and international organizations, to address the immense demand for infrastructure development in Asia. This initiative will play a catalytic role in further mobilizing private funding and know-how to realize sufficient infrastructure investment in terms of both quality and quantity.
JICA provides bilateral aid in the form of Technical Cooperation, Japanese ODA Loans and Grant Aid.
JBIC provides short-term financing for governments of developing countries to meet their foreign currency needs for external transactions when they face balance-of-payment difficulties.
The GI Hub was asked by the Asia Pacific Investors Cooperation organisation (APIC) to give a presentation on the state of ASEAN infrastructure markets at the APIC 2018 Summit in Tokyo on 21-22 June 2018.
Documents, initiatives and outcomes relating to infrastructure that have been endorsed by the G20 under various Presidencies since 2014.