ADBI-ADB-ISEAS Explore Paths to Quality Basic Education in Southeast Asia
Innovative approaches to improving the quality of basic education in Southeast Asia were highlighted during a conference co-hosted by ADBI, ADB, and ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute on 15-17 September. Researchers discussed education delivery, public investment, and policy development, and the importance of aligning these measures with local contexts. They also examined COVID-19-triggered education system changes, and reform opportunities. View the webinar recording.
Experts Spotlight High-Speed Rail Development Book, Transport Policy Outlook
Authors of the new ADBI Press book Frontiers in High-Speed Rail Development described its key findings on enhancing the sector’s sustainable growth benefits in a virtual session on 14 September, held during the 14th International Conference of Eastern Asia Society for Transport Studies. They detailed the book’s recommendations for navigating future transport challenges and maximizing high-speed rail project quality of life, equity, and green development impacts. In a companion virtual session on 12 September, experts also discussed transport’s role in COVID-19 mitigation and facilitating a sustainable and inclusive Asian recovery. View the webinar recordings in English and Japanese.
Experts Describe Sustainable Agriculture Solutions for Asia Amid New Challenges
Ways to strengthen the adaptive capacity of food and agriculture in Asia and the Pacific were highlighted during a virtual workshop cohosted by ADBI, ADB, and the Vietnam National University of Agriculture on 13 September. Drawing upon the latest research and policy lessons from across the region, experts assessed agri-food chain instability exacerbated by COVID-19 and climate-related risks. They also examined innovative approaches for promoting global food security and greener agricultural systems, including food supply diversification, food-energy-water nexus, agriculture cooperatives, mechanization, and digital transformation. View the webinar recording.
Researchers Discuss Big Data’s Role in Meeting Asian Post-COVID-19 Infrastructure Needs
Researchers described keys to harnessing big data to boost Asia’s post-COVID-19 infrastructure development during an ADBI virtual workshop on 10 September. Satish Ukkusuri of Purdue University and Takahiro Yabe of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology explained how mobile phone data can be used to assess the significance of people’s mobility for sustainable development. Experts also explored ways to integrate big data analysis in infrastructure planning and visualize the socioeconomic benefits to attract private investment in new projects. View the webinar recording.
- Should emerging Asia worry about a “taper tantrum” post-COVID-19?
- Supporting the creative economy for sustainable development in Southeast Asia
- Foreign holdings of local currency bonds: A double-edged sword for emerging Asia
- How can the private sector help solve the sanitation challenge?
- Lessons for the informal sector from COVID-19
- Green bonds show promise for financing energy-efficient buildings in Southeast Asia
- Rebooting food systems to achieve the unfinished agenda of global food security
- Remittance inflows giving resilience to Bangladesh’s rural economy amid COVID-19
- Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic need more than energy access to promote clean fuels
- ADBI-Stanford University Training Program on Case Study Writing for Public Policy
- ADBI-Central Bank of Sri Lanka-APAEA Joint Workshop on Monetary Policy, Banking and Finance, and Central Banking
- ADBI-University of Cambridge Online Course on Fintech & Regulatory Innovation
- ADBI Featured Speaker Webinar: Yuqing Xing on Global Value Chains and Export Performance in the People’s Republic of China
- Launch of Inaugural ADBI Book Series Entry: COVID-19 Impacts and Policy Options: An Asian Perspective
Frontiers in High-Speed Rail Development
High-speed rail development has been recognized as an important policy tool for regional development around the world but faces a range of challenges in its execution.
Economic Integration in Asia and Europe: Lessons and Policies
Asia and Europe have taken differing approaches to economic integration, with Asia choosing loose economic cooperation based on bilateral and regional economic agreements and Europe choosing to strengthen institutionalization.
Labor Migration in Asia: Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis and the Post-Pandemic Future
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on economies, businesses, and workers, and in Asia and many other regions, migrant workers have been among the most affected.
- Sanitation and Development Part 1: Impacts of Sanitation on Development Outcomes
- Sanitation and Development Part 2: Challenges in Sanitation Finance and Delivery
- Frontiers in High-Speed Rail Development
- The Role of Central Banks and Financial Supervisory Authorities in Governing Sustainable Finance
- Global Solutions Summit 2021 Keynote Remarks by ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe
- ADBI E-Learning Course on Climate Change and Sovereign Risk
- Labor Migration in Asia: Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis and the Post-Pandemic Future
- Developing Infrastructure in Central Asia: Impacts and Financing Mechanisms
- Enhancing SME Participation in Global Value Chains: Determinants, Challenges, and Policy Recommendations
- Harmonizing intellectual property regimes could boost innovation in Asia, but how feasible is it?
- How to boost the circular economy and potential for a green recovery in Asia
- India shows how boosting clean water delivery can improve women’s economic participation
- New Zealand Commission Board Chair Assesses the Future of Infrastructure Development in Asia
- What do COVID-19 work behavior adaptations in the UK reveal about the future of public transport?
- How one of Asia’s most dirty fuel-reliant areas can transition to clean energy use
- What does the future hold for post-pandemic labor migration in Asia?