This project responds to the first objective under the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025 Strategic Area of Sustainable Infrastructure of increasing public and private infrastructure investment in each ASEAN Member State (AMS), as needed. It is a follow-up to the first project under MPAC 2025 Initiative 1 on the Establishment of the Initial Rolling Priority Pipeline of ASEAN Infrastructure Projects.
This project aims to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic affects ASEAN’s infrastructure development efforts, and help ASEAN policymakers determine appropriate future actions. The project will i) assess emerging trends and priorities in infrastructure taking into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; ii) review of the current Pipeline projects and identify key challenges and opportunities; and iii) provide recommendations on new priority areas to promote sustainable infrastructure, updated screening and scoring criteria to determine the suitability of projects for inclusion into the Pipeline, and criteria/tool to refine or enhance the Pipeline projects’ ability to respond to the pandemic. The outcome of this project is expected to guide the subsequent rolling in and out of projects from the Pipeline.