In December 2020, The Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management (KDI School) and The Asia Foundation organized a policy dialogue forum: “Northeast Asian Perspectives on Sustainable Infrastructure Cooperation in the Era of COVID-19” (the Forum). The Forum convened key experts and opinion leaders from China, Japan, Mongolia, and the ROK to exchange ideas on the latest trends, opportunities, and challenges related to sustainable infrastructure in Northeast Asia. The Forum’s ultimately goal was to build trust among participating countries and engender greater regional cooperation.
Forum discussions centered on four major topics: 1) Reaching Consensus and Managing Trade-offs; 2) COVID-19, Technology, and Building for the Future; 3) Promoting Bankable Projects; and 4) Regional Dynamics and Cooperation. These topics encompassed various important and not insignificant obstacles that impede regional sustainable infrastructure cooperation. For each topic, this report analyzes current trends and suggests policy options to overcome obstacles and seize opportunities for regional and global sustainable infrastructure.
Please find the attached PDF to see the report.