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MEXT-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities

MEXT-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities

How the Center was founded

The Research Center for PPP was established under the Graduate School of Economics Course of Public Private Partnership, using the "MEXT-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities" from FY2008 to FY2012. The center was intended to formulate research base for using PPPs to revitalize regional economy. After the above mentioned period, the research center continues various researches.

Download report on "Formation of research base for PPP in regional revitalization"

a.Sub-projects for related basic research

1 Development of a software to calculate accumulating future renewal/redevelopment investment demand (distributed the software to approx. 120 public and private sectors free of charge and supported 14 municipalities for analysis)
2 Development of population analysis method by age class (population change by five-year age group)
3 Case study and RFP data collection through collaboration with institutions in Europe, America and Asia
4 Studies on PPP possibilities in reaction and reconstruction of Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (11 projects)

b. Sub-projects for regional revitalization

1 Regional revitalization support program (12 local governments)
2 Support for development of RFPs (7 RFPs)3 Policy proposals to reflect research outcomes to national/local policy

c. Sub-projects for RFP theory and guideline

1 Collection and analysis of typical RFP cases (300 cases)
2 Formulation of theories of PPP failure and derivation of necessity of optimum RFP
3 Development of a guideline(Download Guideline [Japanese])[PDF、463KB]

Researches

a. Public facility and infrastructure management

Conduct researches on public facility/infrastructure management, support development of comprehensive facility management plan, and provides related supports to local governments.
For more information click here.

b. Great Eastern Japan Earthquake Project

In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, the research center issued proposals for restoration and reconstruction using PPP, kept records of disaster response and reaction, and providing information related to disaster risk reduction and response.
For more information click here.

c. Area revitalization support program

Conduct researches on area revitalization and economic development based on a request from a local government.
For more information click here.

d. Commissioned researches

The center conducts various commissioned researches and joint studies.

For information on commission researches related to public facility/infrastructure management visit this page.

Research outcomes, reports, and social return

a.Reports

"Report on formation of research base of PPP in Regional Revitalization" [Japanese] 

 This report was submitted to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as a final report of MEXT-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities from FY2008 to 2012.

b.Forums

March 2009 Research center for PPP founding commemoration symposium
November 2009 4th International PPP Forum "PPP in the 2010's"
November 2010 5th International PPP Forum "PPP and Infrastructure development in Asia"
July 2011 6th International PPP Forum "Crisis Management and PPP"
November 2011 "PPP Possibilities for the future of Butuan City, Philippines"
November 2011 Asia PPP Institute founding commemoration Forum "Asian Wisdom-- Infrastructure, Monodzukuri, and PPP"
August 2012 7th International PPP Forum "City management and PPP"
November 2012 Asia PPP Institute 1st anniversary special forum

Download compiled handouts of above-mentioned forums [PDF/12.36MB]

(Note) This compiled file is only from events using grants from "MEXT-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities."
For information on all forums, please go tothis page.

c.Research report meeting

March 2011 Kasai City (Hyogo), Fujisawa City (Kanagawa), Miyasiro Town (Saitama), Profiling of municipalities, TIF applicability, PPP systems among Asian countries
August 2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake Project
Click here for details
February 2012 Website on Disaster response/reaction, 1000 days chronicle, Logistic support in Tono City (Iwate), Wood pellet biomass power generation study, Itakura Town (Gunma), Butuan City (Philippines), total floor area of local government owned facilities
January 2013 Research Center for PPP final report, consideration for Japanese-FEMA, Logistic support for local governments, public real estate utilization by Shiga Prefecture, public facility management in Kunitachi, PPP study in Kyrgyz Republic, Mandaue (Philippines), Sandy Springs (USA)

Download compiled handouts for above-mentioned meetings [PDF/8.48MB]  

(Note) This compiled file is only from events using grants from "MEXT-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities."
For information on all forums, please go tothis page.

d. Publications

White paper on Public Private Partnership [Japanese]
Collected papers of Research Center for Public Private Partnership in Toyo University

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