ADBI-Think7 Japan Offer Condolences, Recovery Support Following India Train Accident
ADBI and Think7 (T7) Japan extend our deepest condolences to the people of India following the tragic train accident in Balasore, Odisha. We are thinking about the victims, their families, and loved ones during this very difficult time. We also offer our full support for the recovery efforts and onward safety and resilience of India’s railways.
ADBI Researcher Examines Hydrogen’s Potential to Drive Carbon Net-Zero Transition in Asia
ADBI’s Dina Azhgaliyeva explained how hydrogen could advance carbon net-zero transition and energy security in Asia and the Pacific at the Climate and Clean Air Conference 2023 on 31 May in Bangkok, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme. She described green hydrogen as a “game changer” in low-carbon energy production and consumption, which is prompting an increasing number of governments to adopt hydrogen growth strategies. Greater regional cooperation is needed to develop infrastructure and supply chain networks that can reduce hydrogen costs, improve its safety, and promote investment to maximize its potential to accelerate decarbonation, Azhgaliyeva concluded.
T7 Research Details Policy Next Steps for Addressing Crises, Reigniting Sustainable Development
Think7 (T7), the official think tank engagement group of the Group of Seven (G7) led by ADBI, has unveiled new research to guide policy next steps by the G7 and partners on the heels of the G7 Hiroshima Summit. Global experts under T7 Japan’s 4 task forces have produced a total of 16 policy briefs and 4 overarching issue papers detailing evidence-based measures to help address intersecting crises and reignite sustainable development. The policy briefs and issue papers provide timely policy support for expanding G7 engagement with the Global South and bridging actions by the G7 and the Group of 20 (G20) to tackle shared challenges.
OECD-ADBI-IRDAI Promote Insurance and Retirement Savings Resilience in Asia
Policy makers, regulators, and experts explored policy solutions for addressing challenges in Asia’s insurance and pension markets at a roundtable on 24-25 May in Hyderabad, cohosted by the OECD, ADBI, and India Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI). Participants discussed the impacts of rapid population aging, digital disruption, and climate change on industry development and policy recommendations. They include adoption of technological innovation while reducing the digital divide by building financial and investment literacy, simplification of apps and platforms to enhance coverage and adequacy, strengthening the role of insurance to narrow protection gaps, and comprehensive data collection for better risk assessment and analysis.
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Think20, the official think tank engagement group of the Group of Twenty (G20), was established in 2012 to provide research-based policy recommendations to help G20 countries and partners promote economic resilience and sustainable development.
Family Size and Domestic Violence in a High-Fertility SocietyThe normalization of violent behavior in larger families may be linked to a lack of resources available to effectively address and resolve conflicts.
Does Biomass Fuel Use for Cooking Affect Early Childhood Development? A Case Study of KiribatiThe likelihood that a child's development will be on track declines significantly if the child belongs to a household that uses biomass fuel for cooking.
Leveraging School Principals to Address Learning Loss in Indonesia through Group and Individual TargetingTraining for school principals should cover managerial aspects and soft skills, in addition to using data to inform support for teachers.
Maternal Education and Children’s Well-Being: Evidence from Four Pacific CountriesThe lower likelihood of stunting appears to be a direct effect of greater maternal education.
Sustainable Financing Strategies for SMEs: Two Alternative ModelsA sustainable financing approach for small and medium-sized enterprises has been a long-standing goal of respective governments, especially in developing countries.
Building Supply Chain Resilience with DigitalizationIf firms are unable to see what is happening in their supply chains, they will not be able to manage them well.
Linguistic Diversity, School Language of Instruction Policy, and Learning Outcomes across Asia and the PacificThe challenges of implementing an effective multilingual education could prove prohibitive in countries with a high language diversity.
Passive Solutions to Reduce the Need for Cooling in BuildingsPassive designs help buildings make use of natural cooling resources and maximize free cooling opportunities such as natural ventilation.
T7 Research Details Policy Next Steps for Addressing Crises, Reigniting Sustainable DevelopmentT7 has unveiled new research to guide policy next steps by the Group of Seven (G7) and partners on the heels of the G7 Hiroshima Summit.
- Think7 Japan Summit Special Speech: Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Finance Minister, Indonesia
- Think7 Japan Summit Keynote Remarks: Kenji Yamada, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
- Think7 Japan Summit Opening Remarks: Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean, ADBI
- ADBI Leads Think7 Japan
- Addressing Gender Gaps in Vaccinations and Immunization
- Policy Maker E-Training Course: Applying Principles of Quality Infrastructure Development in Asia
- How Asia can prevent carbon net-zero ‘greenwashing’
- Understanding the rise of “metaverse” and its significance for developing Asia
- The economics of achieving carbon net zero in Asia’s heavy industry sectors
- What’s in the carbon net zero toolbox for consumption-driven developing countries?
- How to recover learning losses from COVID-19 school closures
- The disruptive effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on economies and global supply chains