Researcher Describes COVID-19 Impacts on Commuter Behavior, Transportation Outlook
The University of Leeds’s Greg Marsden described the implications of COVID-19 driven working pattern shifts for public transport and policy priorities during an ADBI Featured Speaker Webinar on 7 June. Drawing upon his survey research on macro-travel trends in the United Kingdom, he explained how commuter behavior changes have affected public transport operations and funding while increasing the use of alternatives like cycling and walking. He also discussed lower transport demand’s potential to enhance decarbonization and sustainable urban development. View the webinar recording.
ADBI Assesses Big Data’s Potential to Power Asian Infrastructure Growth
Researchers discussed how big data analysis could promote sustainable infrastructure financing and development in Asia during the first in a series of ADBI virtual workshops on 3-4 June. They explored ways to apply innovative technologies to gauge projects’ socioeconomic impacts and address public funding gaps increased by the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshop was accompanied by a training session on the use of spillover tax revenue from infrastructure development to attract greater private sector financing for future projects. View the webinar recording and presentations.
Experts Describe Keys to Successfully Navigating High-Speed Rail Megaprojects
High-speed rail (HSR) megaproject development and governance strategies were the focus of an ADBI-Japan Railway Technical Service-Indian Institutes of Technology session on 3 June, the first of a new HSR learning series. Industry practitioners and experts highlighted HSR megaproject experiences and policy lessons learned in India and the United Kingdom. They called for a rethinking of railway development, explaining that measures which promote effective management, innovation, and collaboration could raise project performance and sustainability. View the webinar recording, presentations, and a policy note on HSR implementation featured during the session.
Viet Nam Minister, Experts Discuss Asia’s Circular Economy Transition Keys
Ways to transition from a linear to circular economy to drive a sustainable COVID-19 recovery were explored in a virtual conference on 2 June co-hosted by ADBI, the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, and Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam, during a World Circular Economy Forum regional side event. Viet Nam Natural Resources and Environment Minister Tran Hong Ha, ADB Governor (Finland) Elina Kalkku, and other senior policy makers and experts discussed circular economy adoption strategies for developing Asia. They also assessed circular economy effects on innovation and regulation. View the presentations and webinar recording.
Researchers Detail Effective Sanitation Development Strategies
Researchers discussed how a holistic public sector approach to sanitation development could enhance project effectiveness and living standards during an ADBI-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation webinar on 31 May. Drawing upon case studies of sewerage expansion in Peru and community toilet maintenance in India, Britta Augsburg of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Antonella Bancalari of the University of St Andrews explained that public intervention could lead to unintended and potentially hazardous outcomes, if improperly addressed. They underscored the importance of considering various stakeholder interests in sanitation policy making. View the webinar recording.
- Unfolding a holistic approach to disaster risk reduction
- Taxation and digitalization in the COVID-19 era
- Climate change impacts in Asia are all essentially a water story
- Top journal articles on sanitation reveal new policy insights
- Rethinking the impact of the lockdown on micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in the Philippines
- ESG investment for promoting net-zero carbon emissions
- Do persistent current account imbalances hamper regional and global growth?
- Transitioning to high-value agriculture through cluster-based development
- Revisiting green bond market development in Viet Nam
- Autonomous adaptation: Community approaches to coping with climate change
- Virtual Deep Dive Workshops on “Innovative Sustainable Cooling Solutions for Asia and the Pacific” and “Energy Efficiency Strategy” – 16th ADB Asia Clean Energy Forum
- 9th OECD-AMRO-ADB/ADBI-ERIA Asian Regional Roundtable on Macroeconomic and Structural Policies
- OECD-ADBI Roundtable on Insurance and Retirement Saving in Asia
- ADBI Session on Scaling Up Green Finance in Asia (96th Western Economic Association International Annual Conference)
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.
Developing Infrastructure in Central Asia: Impacts and Financing Mechanisms
Infrastructure development can give Central Asian economies an important boost for maintaining growth momentum, eradicating poverty, and addressing climate change.
Enhancing SME Participation in Global Value Chains: Determinants, Challenges, and Policy Recommendations
Promoting the development and internationalization of SMEs can increase productivity and competitiveness for more inclusive economic growth.
- 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
- Spotlight on Japan’s “Johkasou” Sanitation System: A Model for Asia
- What does the future hold for post-pandemic labor migration in Asia?
- ADBI’s Dean explains how infrastructure recoupling could deliver a more effective pandemic recovery
- A central bank governor talks strategy for harnessing financial digitalization for COVID-19 recovery
- What Asia can do to maximize the impact of COVID-19’s fintech boost to financial inclusion
- How latrines can promote girls’ education
- How landlocked Central Asia could become a post-pandemic infrastructure financing leader