The World Bank Group and the government of Japan established the Quality Infrastructure Investment (QII) Partnership with the objective of raising awareness and scaling-up attention to the quality dimensions of infrastructure in developing countries. These include maximizing the positive impact of infrastructure, raising economic efficiency in view of life-cycle cost, integrating environmental and social considerations, building resilience against natural disasters, and strengthening infrastructure governance. The QII Partnership accomplishes this goal through financial support for project preparation and implementation, as well as knowledge dissemination. The QII Partnership aligns to the G20 Principles.
The QII Partnership is managed by the Infrastructure, PPP & Guarantees (IPG) group, housed within the Infrastructure Vice Presidency of the World Bank Group. The Partnership includes the following components.
- Component 1: Project Grants to enhance QII in operations; and
- Component 2: Analytical Work