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.
Throughout Asia, governments have recognized the importance of health care and are increasing investment in health systems. ADBI together with ADB co-hosted a four-day policy dialogue where 150 representatives from the public and private sector spoke on the status of health care in their respective countries and exchanged ideas on universal health coverage, particularly on national health insurance. ADBI research economist Matthias Helble presented the results of ongoing ADBI research on obesity, one of the main emerging threats for public health in Asia and the Pacific.
ADBI Advisory Council members on 27 September provided feedback and endorsed ADBI's work program for 2017 following a presentation of ADBI's planned work program and current operations. President Nakao highlighted ADBI's collaboration with ADB departments and missions, and noted ADBI's role as a leading knowledge center for economic development in Asia and the Pacific.
- 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