Support on policy planning
In order to resolve various social problems such as declining birthrates and aging populations, resource and energy problems, increased risk of natural disasters, and intense international competition in the economy and industry aspects, the first step is to plan and implement policies in individual fields represented by the following categories. Using expertise and experience accumulated over the years as a think tank, NRI smoothly promotes various types of research and analysis such as policy research, case studies, system designing, policy recommendations, policy evaluation, and impact analysis. In addition, we ensure provision of customers' desired results (intellectual property, outcomes, etc.) by utilizing the network with related industries and demonstrating insight into policy needs.
Examples of service areas:
Environmental Energy, Social Infrastructure, Regional Revitalization, Disaster Prevention, Tourism (including MICE), ICT and Community Development, Agriculture and ICT, Industry and Trade, Healthcare and Welfare, Information and Communications, Others
Public Private Partnership (PPP) and Private Finance Initiative (PFI)
As clarified in the Japan Revitalization Strategies, leveraging the power of the private sector is essential for the effective development and use of various infrastructures. Public infrastructures such as airports, roads, and water have already been considered the "infrastructure business" in the world and provide attractive business opportunities to private companies. In addition, the opening of public facilities to the private sector (PPP/PFT) has been progressing rapidly. The Japanese government has announced that they would expand the scale of PPP and PFI to the target of 12 trillion yen in the next 10 years (2013-2022). NRI supports the national and local governments in addressing these initiatives. We also support private companies in formulating business strategies to capture these opportunities.
Support on policy realization (PMO)
In order to resolve diversified and complex social issues, it is important to ensure and promote both the review and execution of policies. In accordance with the decrease in the number of government officials who are supposed to handle such matters, a part of the promotion function has been outsourced to third parties.
NRI, as a "supporter of policy realization", actively takes over such operations to contribute to the realization of various policies. We have worked in the fields of industrial development and promotion, reconstruction and community support, environment and energy, and healthcare and welfare. We will continue to function as a project management office (PMO) and support smooth implementation of operations, development, settlement of frameworks, and even formulation of new policies.
Industry Promotion and Market Development in Emerging Countries
The Japanese government implements various measures to improve infrastructure and business environment in emerging countries. These measures include funding assistance and technical cooperation such as ODA, international negotiations with developing countries, and establishment of international standards.
NRI supports clients of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), etc. in formulating economic and industrial strategies for their operations in emerging countries, establishing systems of PPP and monetary and finance, formulating master plans and providing feasibility studies for development projects in such sectors as electricity, railroads, and other infrastructures. NRI also supports overseas expansion for small and medium-sized companies to promote overseas business deployment of Japanese companies, yielding effective results for the realization of projects in emerging countries from both public and private perspectives.