New Book Examines 25 Years of ADBI Policy Support for Developing Asia, Road Ahead
The new book Strategies for Developing Asia’s Future details the evolution of ADBI since its founding as ADB’s Tokyo-based think tank in 1997 and its efforts to provide the region’s governments and stakeholders with policy knowledge to effectively address sustainable development challenges and opportunities. It examines ADBI’s policy focuses and activities over various deanships, the development of ADBI’s policy research, capacity building and training, and outreach, and its collaboration with ADB and other knowledge partners. The book concludes by discussing how ADBI can maintain its relevance to its stakeholders over the next 25 years. View the book preview video.
Indonesia Vice Finance Minister, Book Discussion Panel Examine COVID-19 Fiscal Policy Lessons
Indonesia Vice Finance Minister Suahasil Nazara led a discussion about the country’s COVID-19 fiscal policy lessons and prospects for sustainable and inclusive recovery at ADBI in Tokyo and online on 2 December. The event also featured Indonesia Ambassador to Japan Heri Akhmadi, experts, and contributors to the new book Keeping Indonesia Safe from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learnt from the National Economic Recovery Programme, published by Indonesia’s Finance Ministry and the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. They detailed COVID-19’s impacts on the Indonesia economy and the effectiveness of its fiscal stabilization and economic recovery initiatives, drawing upon the book’s insights.
Senior Officials, Experts Celebrate ADBI’s 25th Anniversary
Bank of Japan Governor and former ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda, Indonesia Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa, and other senior officials and experts observed ADBI’s 25th anniversary during an online celebration on 1 December. Opened by ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe, the event examined the institute’s policy support for developing Asia and the Pacific since its founding as ADB’s Tokyo-based think tank in 1997 and possible next steps. It recognized the winners of the ADBI 25th anniversary essay contest, who shared new ideas on forward-looking economic development policy. It also spotlighted the new book Strategies for Developing Asia's Future: 25 Years of the Asian Development Bank Institute. View the webinar recording.
2022 ADBI Annual Conference Spotlights Supply Chain Resilience Solutions for Uncertain Conditions
Senior officials and experts discussed strategies for building supply chain resilience to mitigate global threats to food and energy security and promote recovery among Asia’s trade-reliant developing economies during the virtual 2022 ADBI Annual Conference on 28-30 November. President Masa emphasized the importance of greater regional cooperation and digital trade to boost sustainable development amid rising uncertainty. World Customs Organization Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya explained how regulatory and human capital development can enhance post-trade services interoperability and small business trade in the digital era while World Food Prize laureate Cynthia Rosenzweig urged consolidated climate resilience measures to support sustainable food systems. Other experts described research-based approaches to bolster trade and transportation, address financial and climate risks, and ease supply chain disruptions.
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Strategies for Developing Asia's Future: 25 Years of the Asian Development Bank Institute
Since its founding in 1997, ADBI has worked to provide governments and stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific with policy knowledge to effectively address sustainable development challenges and opportunities.
Climate Change Mitigation: Policies and Lessons for Asia
Far-reaching efforts are needed to reduce Asia's emissions and realize a 1.5°C temperature drop required to fight climate change and associated threats to sustainable development.
Strengthening Active Labor Market Policies to Drive an Inclusive Recovery in Asia
Active labor market policies can enhance the income-generating potential of the unemployed or underemployed and accelerate inclusive recovery after the pandemic.
- Strategies for Developing Asia's Future: 25 Years of the Asian Development Bank Institute
- Climate Change Mitigation: Policies and Lessons for Asia
- Strengthening Active Labor Market Policies to Drive an Inclusive Recovery in Asia
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