Economic integration lessons learned in Asia and Europe amid the changing global environment were described during a conference co-hosted by ADBI and the Bank of Finland in Helsinki on 18-19 June 2019. ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino evaluated ways to promote infrastructure investment for regional trade while ADBI Senior Consulting Economist and Vice Chair of Research Peter Morgan examined the harmonization of financial regulations. Measures to improve economic data collection and addressing the nexus of trade, financial markets, and currencies were additional priorities.
Experts detailed ways to boost the productivity of aging economies in Asia and the Pacific using technology at a conference co-organized by ADBI and ADB in Tokyo on 13-14 June 2019. The focus was on identifying policies to realize a new innovation-fueled demographic dividend. ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino, ADB Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada, and ADBI Deputy Dean Chul Ju Kim addressed this T20 Japan associated event. The findings will be presented in the 2019 ADB Asian Economic Integration Report’s theme chapter.
A new investment approach detailed by ADBI Dean and T20 Japan Chair Naoyuki Yoshino at the World Conference of Transport Research in Mumbai on 30 May 2019 could revolutionize infrastructure development. Dean Yoshino explained to 1,500 senior policymakers, private sector representatives and researchers from 65 countries at the event that raising the rate of return on infrastructure investment is pivotal. Channeling taxes drawn from the positive “spillover” effects of transport infrastructure could encourage domestic and international investors to fund more projects, he said.
ADBI Think20 (T20) policy experts detailed innovative ways to lift economic participation and development at the International G20 Conference on Global Cooperation for Inclusive Growth in New Delhi on 30-31 May 2019. ADBI Dean and T20 Japan Chair Naoyuki Yoshino discussed climate financing while ADBI Deputy Dean Chul Ju Kim described keys to mitigating population aging and ADBI Research Economist Bihong Huang examined fintech literacy strategies. The T20 associated event was co-organized by ADBI, the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, the Ford Foundation, and IMF.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with T20 Japan Chair and ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino and T20 Japan Supporting Co-Chairs in Tokyo on 30 May 2019 to discuss the newly issued T20 Communique. Dean Yoshino will represent the T20 during the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Osaka to spotlight the communique’s cutting-edge policy recommendations.
Principles of Infrastructure: Case Studies and Best Practices
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Realizing Education for All in the Digital Age
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Fintech for Asian SMEs
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- Peter Morgan, Senior Consulting Economist and Vice Chair of Research, on Driving Policy Innovation
- Nella Hendriyetty, Senior Capacity Building and Training Economist, on Boosting Asian Economies
- Nanum Jeon, Research Associate, on Supporting Capacity Building Programs and Her Career Future
- ADB President Nakao on the Future of Asia’s Growth Story
- T20 Japan ignites a G20 quality infrastructure boom
- T20 Japan tackles the G20’s demographic dividend reversal
- T20 Japan policy innovations detail keys to digital disruption-ready labor and education
- PPPs and GIBs can be used to effectively finance low-carbon infrastructure to fight climate change