Authors Describe Infrastructure Solutions for Emerging Asia-Europe Trade Channel
Keys to boosting Asia-Europe trade routes and sustainable growth in Central Asian countries were highlighted during a webinar on 25 October that launched the ADBI Press book Unlocking Transport Connectivity in the Trans-Caspian Corridor. The coeditors and a panel of experts stressed the importance of physical infrastructure development in the region for enhancing trade and economic opportunities. They also explained how the economic spillover effects of infrastructure growth in local areas can be harnessed to attract greater private investment in future projects. Download the book and view the webinar recording and presentations.
Officials, Experts Discuss Asia’s Patent System Development to Drive Innovative Recovery
Ways to build patent protection and innovative COVID-19 recovery in Asia were explored during a virtual workshop cohosted by ADBI, the Korean Intellectual Property Office, and United States Patent and Trademark Office on 21 October. Drawing upon country-level case studies, patent officials and experts examined patent-innovation dynamics. They also discussed strategies for developing cost-effective institutions and information systems that could enhance the region’s patent protection and innovative growth. View the webinar recording.
T20 Policy Brief Charts Transition Path to Circular Economy, Greener Future
A new Think20 (T20) Italy policy brief by ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe and global think tank experts describes policy priorities for transitioning from a linear to circular economy to enhance green development. It explains how this approach can transform resource-intensive economies into sustainable ones that reduce pollution and waste and alleviate environmental damage and climate risk. The policy brief assesses ways to integrate this structural change in urban development and supply chains, and highlights digitalization’s role in supporting a circular economy. It urges policy makers to identify a viable transition path, including skills training and regulation in-line with local conditions.
ADBI Researcher Outlines Asia’s Food Security Challenges, Ways Forward During BBC Webinar
ADBI’s Dil Rahut described Asia’s food security outlook during the BBC Follow the Food webinar on 12 October. He explained the root causes of food and nutrition shortages despite increasing food production in the region. Rahut said these include population growth, land degradation and water scarcity exacerbated by climate change, food losses, and vulnerable farmers’ lack of access to information. Greater policy efforts to promote sustainable agriculture practices and technologies will be key to meeting Asia’s changing agriculture and food security needs, he concluded.
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.
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- Conference on the Social and Economic Impact of Women’s Participation in Online Commerce
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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.
- 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
- Frontiers in High-Speed Rail Development
- 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
- India shows how boosting clean water delivery can improve women’s economic participation
- New Zealand Commission Board Chair Assesses the Future of Infrastructure Development in Asia