ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino said think tanks are playing an increasingly critical role in driving global policy innovation in remarks at the 2019 Asia Pacific Think Tank Summit in Bangkok on 10-12 November, organized by UNESCAP and TTCSP, University of Pennsylvania. Dean Yoshino pointed to the policy proposals addressing emerging challenges such as population aging, SME and startup development, and the future of work and education for the digital age advanced under the Think20 (T20) process led by ADBI this year, in conjunction with Japan’s G20 presidency. This progress sets the stage for further policy development breakthroughs in 2020, Dean Yoshino added.
ADBI, University of Indonesia, and University of Tokyo co-hosted the Indonesia-Japan Policy Research Forum for Asia: Financial and Technological Literacy for Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Jakarta on 7-8 November. In opening remarks, Indonesia’s Vice Minister of Finance Suahasil Nazara said financial literacy is key to maximizing fintech’s benefits while ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino urged early financial education to promote investment of domestic savings and financial stability. Experts in turn examined prospects for fintech development and policy innovation.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment development in Asia was the focus of a conference co-hosted by ADBI and the ASEAN Japan Centre at ADBI in Tokyo on 12-13 November. Experts from major securities and stock exchanges in Asia, as well as ADBI, other think tanks and international organizations, government agencies, and the broader business community, shared ESG investment experiences and policy guidance. Aligning the definition of ESG and standardizing related regulatory frameworks were described as priorities to facilitate ESG investment across business sectors.
ADBI and the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia co-hosted the International Budget Forum in Jakarta on 4-6 November, which examined how to strengthen public services and revenue. The focus was optimizing government management of port facilities and service fees to support trade growth and budget sustainability. Officials from developing Asian countries, port authorities of the Republic of Korea and Singapore, ADBI, Asian Development Bank, and other think tank experts, and private sector representatives pooled ideas for building governance and institutional capacity, with an emphasis on promoting port partnerships and utilization of new technologies and data analytics.
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