The World Bank and the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working on a project to improve transport, urban services, and infrastructure resilience in Kinshasa, the capital. A grant from the QII Partnership enabled the project to employ flood risk mapping and resilient infrastructure development leveraging Japanese expertise in urban transport.
The World Bank’s Road Maintenance Group project in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic offered road maintenance jobs to women in remote villages, targeting the poorest households. A study supported by the QII Partnership provided insights into the project’s impacts and offered recommendations on how better to integrate social inclusion and gender equality in future programs.
Women cross-border traders in Tajikistan confront disproportionate challenges in their businesses compared to their male counterparts. The QII Partnership provided a grant to incorporate gender-responsive practices into Tajikistan’s Customs Service and strengthen the capacity of women entrepreneurs involved in cross-border trade.
Big Data is making waves in urban transport planning. In Maputo, Mozambique, the World Bank collaborated with the University of Tokyo to use mobile phone data to estimate traffic demand in real time. This innovative approach is helping policymakers make informed decisions and plan for a more efficient and inclusive transportation system. Discover how the QII Partnership is supporting these efforts.
Performance-Based Contracts (PBCs) are revolutionizing road construction by emphasizing long-term efficiency and quality. Read the discussion on the advantages of PBCs over traditional road construction contracts.
The World Bank is helping Yemen restore critical urban infrastructure and services resilient to climate challenges. Learn how the QII Partnership helped lay the foundation for climate adaptation in 16 Yemeni cities.
Jane Jamieson, Program Manager of the QII Partnership, explains what the QII Principles are and why they are important for building sustainable, resilient infrastructure.
Updating to modular bridges in Solomon Islands offers an opportunity to increase climate resilience and safety for rural communities.
The government of Japan and the World Bank are working with developing countries to boost resilience in infrastructure projects.
Yemen's cities are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Learn how the World Bank is helping the country make its urban centers more climate resilient.
Quality infrastructure investment (QII) helps build human, natural, and physical capital while promoting good governance, equity, and sustainability. The QII Partnership, a joint initiative of Japan and the World Bank, is working to support sustainable infrastructure investment.
A new knowledge exchange platform, UKEP, was launched in March 2022 with support from the QII Partnership and ESMAP. It will help stakeholders in the power sector—including utilities, energy sector institutions, regulators, system operators, the private sector, and World Bank teams—identify best practices, improve operational efficiencies, stimulate businesses, and accelerate technological innovation.
Isn’t achieving high-quality growth a goal of infrastructure investment? The Principles for Quality Infrastructure Investment (QII) propose inclusive, resilient decisions to affect the economy, environment, and society—central now to building back better from COVID-19.
Jane Jamieson, Program Manager of the QII Partnership, explains what Quality Infrastructure Investment is and how it contributes to sustainable development.
Infrastructure is profoundly connected with—and drives—development. Find out how the Quality Infrastructure Investment principles were successfully applied in the Japanese cities of Toyoma and Fukuoka.
The Quality Infrastructure Investment (QII) Partnership between the World Bank and the government of Japan provides grant support for incorporating the QII Principles in World Bank infrastructure projects. Read the QII 2022 Partnership Annual Report.
In April 2020, the G20 endorsed an action plan for promoting quality infrastructure investment and accelerate efforts to mobilize private sources for infrastructure financing.