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Promoting the linkages between infrastructure investments and human capital development

October 17, 2023

Organizer: World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) and the World Bank Quality Infrastructure Investment (QII) Partnership


The World Bank Group considers investments in infrastructure development indispensable in achieving ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity on a livable planet.

In particular, the Quality of Infrastructure Investment (QII) plays an important role today in social inclusion, maximizing infrastructure's positive economic, environmental, social, and developmental impact and creating a virtuous circle of economic activities and enhancing access to basic services to meet human needs while ensuring sound public finances.

In this public online seminar, the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), in collaboration with QII Partnership, aims to demonstrate how infrastructure investment that incorporates social inclusion through universal design can help not only persons with disabilities and vulnerable people but also the whole society realize their full human potential.

The session presents the World Bank’s urban infrastructure projects in Indonesia, Vietnam, Senegal, and Yemen, introducing universal design initiatives in each city and discussing how good practices can be horizontally deployed across countries.

The following panel discussion will discuss what is required to promote socially inclusive infrastructure investment in developing countries based on efforts in Japan and other countries worldwide.

Date and Time:

October 17, 2023 (Tuesday), 09:30–11:00 JST 



Quality Infrastructure Investment (QII) Case study: Inclusive Infrastructure Investment through Universal Design in Indonesia, Vietnam, Senegal and Yemen

Panel Discussion




Imad N. Fakhoury
Director of the Infrastructure Finance, PPPs & Guarantees Group, Infrastructure, World Bank

Jane Jamieson
Program Manager for the Quality Infrastructure Investment Partnership, World Bank

Narae Choi
Senior Urban Development Specialist for the Global Practice on Urban, Resilience and Land, World Bank

Yohei Takahashi
Director, Higher Education and Social Security Group, Human Development Department, JICA

Yuko Arai
Urban Specialist for Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, World Bank

Charlotte McClain- Nhlapo
Global Disability Advisor, World Bank

Joanna Mclean Masic
Lead Urban Specialist and Global Lead, Urban, Disaster Risk Management and Land Global Practice, World Bank


  • Date/Time: 9:30am–11am, Tuesday October 17, 2023 (JST)
  • FORMAT: Online
  • LANGUAGE: Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English and Japanese.
  • Registration: Please click on the link below for registration. (Deadline: Monday, October 16)
  • CONTACT: World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) TEL: 03-3597-1333