Policymakers detailed ways to improve Asia’s labor migration management during the 9th ADBI-Oganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development-International Labour Organization Roundtable on Labor Migration in Asia hosted at ADBI on 24-25 January 2019. New approaches to managing labor migration, migrant domestic workers, skills development and recognition, and regulation of private recruitment agencies and employment contracts were among the areas in the spotlight. Optimizing labor migration to address aging populations, a T20 Japan 2019 policy imperative, was a parallel focus.
Implementing hometown trust-funds, climate finance in small island states in the Pacific, technology exchange, and the future of skills and infrastructure were the focus of student-led presentations delivered at the Asian Development Bank Institute on 18 January 2019. The presentations concluded ADBI’s master’s course on Asian economic development and integration offered by the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Public Policy. The course was administered by ADBI policy experts and part of ADBI’s broader efforts to cultivate next generation development leaders in the region.
Asian Development Bank Institute Dean Naoyuki Yoshino provided guidance on advancing digital development in India during a roundtable with the country’s Telecom Secretary and Telecom Commission Chair Aruna Sundararajan, and other senior government officials on 11 January 2019. Dean Yoshino described ways to harvest the spillover effects to encourage private investment-driven expansion of digital infrastructure, supporting the implementation of India’s National Digital Communications Policy. The roundtable was organized by the Broadband India Forum.
The Asian Development Bank Institute has moved up one position into the top 25 of the worldwide think tank ranking, according to the 2018 Global Go to Think Tank Index Report. ADBI also retained its world’s second-best government-affiliated think tank ranking for a fifth straight year. The results are based on an annual survey of think tanks, journalists, policymakers, public and private donors, and functional and regional specialists.
- Services policies and manufacturing exports
- How services helped power “Factory Asia”
- What can services trade policy do for sustainable development?
- Sectoral labor income share dynamics: Cross-country evidence from a new dataset
- Productive services with the help of internet technologies
- Public-Private Dialogue on Unlocking the Potentials of Private Finance for Low-Carbon Transition
- OECD-ADBI Roundtable on Capital Market and Financial Reform in Asia
- OECD-ADBI-Financial Regulatory Department, Ministry of Planning and Finance, Myanmar Roundtable on Insurance and Retirement Saving in Asia
- Beneficial Ownership in Asia and the Pacific Regional Workshop
Demystifying Rising Inequality in Asia
Rising income inequality is a key challenge for policy makers in developing Asia.
Routledge Handbook of Banking and Finance in Asia
This handbook brings together leading scholars, policy makers, and practitioners to provide a comprehensive and cutting-edge guide to Asia’s financial institutions, markets, and systems.
Avoiding the Middle-Income Trap in Asia: The Role of Trade, Manufacturing, and Finance
Growth in high-income countries differs qualitatively from that of middle-income countries, and hence requires different factor endowments, industrial structures, and policies.
- People’s Republic of China needs to step up property and income tax reforms
- Postal savings banks should be tapped to strengthen financial systems in emerging Asia
- Bank of Japan stock buying will be hard to unravel
- Foreign remittances should be a key part of expanding services at postal savings banks