ADBI-ASEAN Explore Creative Economy’s Sustainable Development Role
Amid the United Nations International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, experts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region shared insights and best practices for advancing creative industries and mitigating COVID-19 challenges within the sector during an ASEAN-ADBI webinar on 20 April. They focused on the design of policy frameworks that could maximize the creative economy’s potential to promote sustainable development. Their recommendations included greater adoption of digitalization, talent nurturing, crisis period financing provision, and domestic and international partnerships. View the webinar recording.
ADBI-OECD-ILO Report Assesses COVID-19 Impacts on Asia’s Labor Migration Landscape
A new report by ADBI, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and International Labour Organization (ILO) details how COVID-19 has changed Asia’s labor migration landscape. Labor Migration in Asia: Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis and the Post-Pandemic Future provides new labor migration data and gauges COVID-19’s labor mobility and policy implications. It also assesses medium- and long-term factors to shape migration in Asia, digitalization’s role in enabling effective migration management, and ways to adapt measures to build back better in the post-pandemic future. Download the report, view the summary video, and register for the launch webinar.
ADBI Advisory Council Commends Institute’s Adaptability, Recovery Focus
ADBI Advisory Council (AC) members praised ADBI’s adaptability and timely efforts to promote sustainable and inclusive COVID-19 recovery in Asia and the Pacific during their virtual meeting on 8 April. AC members expressed support for ADBI’s strategic direction under Dean Tetsushi Sonobe and shared ideas for further enhancing ADBI’s research, capacity building, outreach, and synergy with ADB, amid the pandemic and beyond. They considered ADBI’s recent operations and work program, and the positive findings of a new results survey of ADBI stakeholders, administered in coordination with ADB.
Philippine Central Bank Governor Details Financial Digitalization Pathway to Inclusive Recovery
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno discussed emerging financial digitalization opportunities and the Philippine central bank’s plans for leveraging them to deliver a robust and inclusive COVID-19 recovery during an ADBI Featured Speaker Webinar. Sharing insights with ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe and a panel of experts, he described BSP’s pursuit of digital financial services breakthroughs and the implications for small business growth, jobs, and social protection. He also explained BSP’s efforts to boost digital infrastructure, risk mitigation, and digital financial literacy and skills, underscoring their importance for advancing financial inclusion that could support a stronger, more inclusive post-pandemic economy. View the webinar recording.
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- Autonomous adaptation: Community approaches to coping with climate change
- Can closing borders shut out new COVID-19 strains?
- Achieving resilient emerging market economies amid the macroeconomic challenges of the 21st century
- ADBI-OECD-ILO Report Launch: Labor Migration in Asia: Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis and the Post-Pandemic Future
- ADBI Webinar on Climate Change and Sovereign Risk (54th ADB Annual Meeting Seminar Series)
- ADBI-Stanford University Virtual Workshop on Electricity Markets in a High-Renewables World
- 11th Asia-Pacific Financial Inclusion Forum: Emerging Priorities in the COVID-19 Era
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.
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- Developing Infrastructure in Central Asia: Impacts and Financing Mechanisms
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- Spotlight on Japan’s “Johkasou” Sanitation System: A Model for Asia
- ADBI E-Learning Course on Governing Sustainable Finance
- T20 Italy 2021 Inception Conference Remarks by ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe
- How latrines can promote girls’ education
- How landlocked Central Asia could become a post-pandemic infrastructure financing leader
- How Asia can boost mask production and reignite its SME growth engine through trade
- Asia could lay the groundwork for a post-pandemic infrastructure boom through fairer land use
- Central Asia could be a model for advancing SME trade and inclusive recovery
- MSME digitalization could be the ticket to a speedy Asian recovery in 2021