ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino shared guidance on accelerating digital infrastructure investment with policy officials and private sector representatives at an ADBI-Broadband India Forum roundtable in New Delhi on 18 February. Dean Yoshino described ways to measure and apply the spillover tax impacts of infrastructure to raise rates of return vital to promoting new, privately financed projects. He also presented the ADBI book Principles of Infrastructure: Case Studies and Best Practices to National Institution for Transforming India Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. ADB India Resident Mission Principal Economist Lei Lei Song provided complementary insights at the proceedings.
Experts explored emerging fiscal sustainability challenges and policies to combat softening growth at the 8th OECD-AMRO-ADB/ADBI-ERIA Asian Regional Roundtable on Macroeconomic and Structural Polices at ADBI in Tokyo on 13-14 February. ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino and Deputy Dean Chul Ju Kim examined strategies for addressing economic bubbles, their loan-to-GDP and affordable housing implications, and banking behaviors. ADBI Research Fellow Bihong Huang discussed innovation drivers critical to the future of Asian productivity. Other policy focuses at the roundtable included improving regional participation in global value chains and trade regulation. See photos.
ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino described the increasing importance of think tanks to next generation policy development in Asia and the Pacific during a panel in Tokyo on 14 February marking the launch of the latest Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. Dean Yoshino said ADBI’s innovative policy research and capacity building demonstrate how think tanks can help the region’s economies address inclusion and sustainability challenges in the fast-changing environment. He cited ADBI’s progress in boosting startup financing, quality infrastructure, and population aging mitigation. ADBI and the Japan Institute of International affairs co-hosted the panel, in coordination with the University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, publisher of the report which named ADBI the top ranked government affiliated think tank. See photos.
Researchers analyzed factors affecting small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) participation in trade and global value chains (GVCs) at an ADBI workshop in Tokyo on 6-7 February. ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino and ADBI Visiting Fellow Shujiro Urata opened the proceedings which highlighted the importance of human capital and foreign direct investment for boosting SME trade and GVC participation. A discussion session on the book Leveraging Services for Development: Prospects and Policies was also held featuring insights from the editors Matthias Helble, an ADB economist, and Ben Shepherd.
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