Asian Central Bank Governors, Experts Share COVID-19 Monetary Policy Lessons
Asian central bank governors and experts assessed COVID-19 monetary policy responses and the macrofinancial outlook during an ADBI-Asia-Pacific Applied Economics Association virtual conference on 24-26 November. Bank Indonesia Governor Perry Warjiyo, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin E. Diokno, Central Bank of Sri Lanka Governor Nivard Cabraal, and other senior officials highlighted effective monetary policy design and transmission and the importance of monetary and fiscal policy coordination for post-pandemic recovery. Researchers also examined monetary policy spillovers and financial stability risks, with ADBI’s John Beirne examining regional capital flow and asset market vulnerabilities during the pandemic. ADBI’s Peter Morgan and Long Trinh discussed monetary policy’s role in stabilizing financial markets.
ADBI–University of New South Wales Spotlight New Frontiers in Tax Administration
Experts discussed innovative ways to enhance tax administration in Asia and the Pacific during the 14th International Tax Administration Conference cohosted by ADBI and the University of New South Wales on 23-24 November. Government officials and researchers assessed COVID-19 and digitalization-related revenue administration challenges. They also explored cutting-edge service delivery and compliance initiatives, data regulation, the globalization of revenue administration, tax dispute resolution, and measures for strengthening social protection.
ADBI Expert Explains Asia’s Green Finance Development, Decarbonation Keys
ADBI’s Dina Azhgaliyeva discussed the outlook for Asia’s green finance development and low-carbon transition during a Bank Indonesia Institute green economy webinar on 22 November. She described the region’s growing green bond market and related projects, noting the importance of creating a credible bond standard to boost green bond investment and issuance. She also highlighted the need for greater private investment in renewable energy and regulatory solutions to facilitate it.
Researchers Discuss Asia’s Inclusive Rural Economic Transformation Pathways
Strategies for advancing post-COVID-19 economic transformation and inclusive and sustainable recovery in Asia’s rural areas were discussed during an ADBI conference on 17-19 November. Researchers assessed the pandemic’s impacts on rural productivity, rural-urban migration, social safety nets, tourism and digitalization, rural women’s empowerment, and green development. They stressed the need to rebalance the region’s policy priorities in response to post-COVID-19 conditions, climate change, and accelerating socioeconomic change to enhance economic opportunities and the well-being of developing Asia’s rural households.
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- Virtual Conference on Environmental Challenges and Agricultural Sustainability in Asia: Interlinkages and Future Implications
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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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- Unlocking Transport Connectivity in the Trans-Caspian Corridor
- COVID-19 Impacts and Policy Options: An Asian Perspective
- ADBI Builds G20 Capacity for Delivering Post-COVID-19 Sustainability Breakthroughs
- Demographic Transition and Its Impacts in Asia and Europe
- Sanitation and Development Part 1: Impacts of Sanitation on Development Outcomes
- Sanitation and Development Part 2: Challenges in Sanitation Finance and Delivery
- How developing Asia can lift energy subsidies and advance post-COP26 climate change mitigation
- Rethinking the future of Asian cities after COVID-19
- Unlocking new trade routes between Asia and Europe could deliver an inclusive recovery breakthrough
- How are COVID-19’s economic impacts in Asia shaping the region’s post-pandemic policy prescriptions?
- What Central Asia can tell us about bridging infrastructure and firm competitiveness gaps
- Harmonizing intellectual property regimes could boost innovation in Asia, but how feasible is it?
- How to boost the circular economy and potential for a green recovery in Asia