ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino, in his keynote address at the Capacity Building and Training on Power and Energy in South Asia on 21 October in Dhaka, discussed new ways of financing renewable energy infrastructure. Bangladesh's Nashrul Hamid MP, minister of power, energy and mineral resources, also addressed the two-day event jointly organized with the Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG). Read more.
ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino and ADBI research economist Matthias Helble presented their latest research on housing policies at the 2nd US–Japan Housing Finance & Capital Market Roundtable in Tokyo, 17 October 2016. Around 200 participants attended, among them Japan Housing Finance Agency president, Toshio Kato, and Ginnie Mae president, Theodore W. Tozer. Dean Yoshino and Matthias Helble also launched their latest book, The Housing Challenge in Emerging Asia: Options and Solutions, which participants received with great interest.
This new publication provides a framework for conceptualizing and analyzing various housing policies, critically reviews housing policies of various countries, and draws lessons for others. Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States are examined, as well as emerging Asian countries such as the People’s Republic of China and India. Read more and download.
Practitioners and researchers came together at a workshop hosted by ADBI on 21-22 October to address the two main challenges faced by Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) when applying for a bank loan - information asymmetry and collateral shortage. The event helped stimulate knowledge sharing among the participants, including policy makers, government officials, and experts from national credit bureaus, credit rating agencies, credit guarantee corporations, and SME corporations, from countries such as the People's Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Taipei,China, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The workshop also connected policy makers with members of the academic community. Read more.
- Assessing policies to promote financial inclusion, regulation, and education in emerging Asia
- Are financial statements effective in evaluating the creditworthiness of small and medium-sized enterprises?
- Rethinking the small and medium-sized enterprise financing model and the role of commercial banks