ADB Institute organized a plenary session on "Infrastructure Investment in Asia" at the biennial Singapore Economic Review Conference on 2-4 August. Presentations included ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino on spillover effects, ADB Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada on ADB's new infrastructure forecast report, as well as others by Economic Advisor Abdul Abiad, and Principal Financial Sector Specialist Vivek Rao. ADBI Senior Consulting Economist Peter J. Morgan, and Research Fellow Bihong Huang presented in other sessions as well. Read more.
ADBI and the Department of National Planning and Monitoring, Papua New Guinea, held Green Infrastructure and Poverty Reduction in the Pacific Island Countries, on 26–27 July 2017 in Port Moresby. ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino and department Secretary Hakaua Harry opened the conference. Discussions focused on green infrastructure development and its impact on poverty reduction. More than 100 people from academia, think tanks, and Pacific island governments attended. Read more.
At a seminar held at the World Bank on 22 July, ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino discussed how to use spillover effects from infrastructure projects to attract more investors. Development of good infrastructure increases revenues in the form of corporate tax, income tax, sales tax, and property tax, and part of this revenue could be returned to investors to encourage more private investment, said Dean Yoshino.
At the CAREC Energy Investment Forum held on 18–19 July, as part of the Astana EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan, ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino recommended (i) using pension and insurance funds to finance big energy projects, (ii) returning tax revenues from spillovers of infrastructure projects to attract private investors, and (iii) employing hometown investment trust funds in local communities for small-scale solar and wind projects. The event was organized by ADBI in cooperation with ADB and the Kazakhstan Ministry of Energy. It was attended by representatives from export-import banks, export credit agencies, multilateral development banks, insurance providers, and government officials from 11 CAREC member countries.
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