ADBI Highlights Climate Change Implications for Sovereign Risk, Debt Sustainability
Climate change-amplified sovereign risk and its potential to increase sovereign borrowing costs were the focus of an ADBI webinar on 5 May, during the 54th Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meeting. ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe described how this dynamic could hinder public investment in climate-resilient infrastructure and broader climate adaptation, threatening to exacerbate climate risk exposure and debt sustainability. ADB Vice President Ingrid van Wees stressed the importance of strengthening disaster risk resilience, in line with ADB’s Strategy 2030. ADBI’s John Beirne detailed empirical research reinforcing the fiscal exposure of economies highly vulnerable to climate risks. Policy makers and experts also spotlighted policy recommendations for mitigating climate-related sovereign risks. View the webinar recording.
Authors Detail ADBI-OECD-ILO Report on Asia’s Post-Pandemic Labor Migration Outlook
Key takeaways from a new report on Asia’s labor migration changes after COVID-19 were discussed by contributing authors from ADBI, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Labour Organization (ILO), and Asian Development Bank during a launch webinar on 27 April. Spotlighting Labor Migration in Asia: Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis and the Post-Pandemic Future, they assessed recent labor migration data and COVID-19’s effects on labor mobility flow, remittances, and policy. They also examined longer-term factors to shape migration in Asia, digitalization’s role in enabling effective migration management, and labor migration policy recommendations for building back better. View the webinar recording.
ADBI-Gates Foundation Spotlight Sanitation Next Steps for Asia
Experts explored sanitation keys for boosting post-COVID-19 sustainable development in Asia during an ADBI-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation roundtable on 20-21 April. They assessed ways to deliver quality sanitation infrastructure, including efficient household funding schemes, private investment promotion, and effective project implementation and maintenance approaches. The roundtable was moderated by a professional TV presenter to help policy makers and the public better understand the role sanitation can play in enhancing health, education, gender equality, the environment, and economic growth after the pandemic. View the roundtable presentations.
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 on 21 April. Sharing insights with ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe and 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.
- 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
- Can closing borders shut out new COVID-19 strains?
- ADBI-Stanford University Virtual Workshop on Electricity Markets in a High-Renewables World
- ADBI-University of Cambridge Webinar on Fintech and Regulatory Innovation: Project Showcase
- 11th Asia-Pacific Financial Inclusion Forum: Emerging Priorities in the COVID-19 Era
- ADBI-KDI-ADB Virtual Workshop on Effective Public Debt Management for Sustainable Growth in Asia and the Pacific
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.
- 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
- ADBI E-Learning Course on Governing Sustainable Finance
- T20 Italy 2021 Inception Conference Remarks by ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe
- 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
- 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