New Book Spotlights Path to Trans-Caspian Corridor Transport and Trade Breakthroughs
The new ADBI Press book Unlocking Transport Connectivity in the Trans-Caspian Corridor explores keys to meeting changing infrastructure needs and its potential to drive inclusive and sustainable growth in this increasingly important channel for transportation and trade linking Asia and Europe. Coedited by ADBI’s Dina Azhgaliyeva and the University of Reading’s Yelena Kalyuzhnova, the book examines physical infrastructure development in the region, particularly transport and energy infrastructure, and its implications for trade and economic opportunities. It also provides policy insights on boosting the Trans-Caspian Corridor’s development, the economic spillover effects of physical infrastructure growth in local areas, and new trade and transit routes. Download the book, view the summary video, and register for the launch webinar.
Book Editors Discuss Keys to Overcoming Asia’s Demographic Transition Traps
Insights from the new ADBI Press book Demographic Transition and its Impacts in Asia and Europe were discussed by its coeditors during a launch webinar on 19 October. They detailed the book’s assessment of the socioeconomic implications of accelerating population aging and age structure changes in the regions’ developing and emerging economies. They also presented case studies from the book that highlight policy keys to overcome demographic transition challenges and ensure resilient, sustainable growth in developing Asia. Download the book and view the webinar recording.
T20 Policy Brief Cautions Against Rising Climate Change-Induced Sovereign Risk
Strategies to mitigate climate change-amplified macrofinancial volatility and sovereign risk are examined in a new Think20 (T20) Italy policy brief co-authored by ADBI’s John Beirne. It explains how climate risks can raise sovereign borrowing costs, cutting fiscal space for investment in climate adaptation and threatening debt sustainability. The policy brief calls for greater recognition of climate-induced sovereign risks, plus mainstreaming climate risk analysis into public sector budgetary and central bank operational frameworks. It also advocates financial sector policies and insurance solutions to boost adaptive capacity and resilience, and targeted support by international financial institutions to climate-vulnerable economies
ADBI Dean Urges Multidisciplinary Support for G20 Sustainable Infrastructure Action
ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe urged think tanks to promote multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder solutions to help global leaders address post-COVID-19 sustainable infrastructure challenges during a Think20 (T20) Summit side event cohosted by the Green Economy Observatory, Bocconi University, and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, ahead of the 30-31 October Group of 20 (G20) Rome Summit. He explained that such an approach to policy research will be crucial to improving project design, implementation, and effectiveness in tackling human capital gaps, inequality, and climate change. He also described how new think tank synergies could strengthen policy support for meeting global sustainable infrastructure needs moving forward.
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Unlocking Transport Connectivity in the Trans-Caspian Corridor
Spanning from the People’s Republic of China through Central Asian countries along the Caspian Sea to Europe, the Trans-Caspian Corridor is an increasingly important channel for transportation and cross-border trade.
COVID-19 Impacts and Policy Options: An Asian Perspective
COVID-19 economic recovery can be advanced by greater efforts to boost longer-term resilience and sustainability in Asia and the Pacific.
Demographic Transition and Its Impacts in Asia and Europe
Demography is a principal driving force for economic growth and social development.
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