ADBI's Advisory Council and staff met on 13 April to discuss progress in accomplishing ADBI's goals in research, training, management, and outreach. Advisory Council members attending were Mohamad Ikhsan, Special Advisor to the Vice-President of Indonesia; Ulrich Volz, Head of Department of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Senior Research Fellow, German Development Institute; Pradeep K. Sinha, Cabinet Secretary, Government of India; Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist, ADB; Cinnamon Dornsife, Senior Advisor, International Development, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; and Masahisa Fujita, Professor, Konan University and Project Professor, Kyoto University. Read more.
Global collaboration needed to prevent and counter base erosion and profit shifting—ADBI tax conference
Developments in digital technology such as crypto-currencies can improve tax services and make the financial system more efficient and inclusive. But effective tax policies and tax administration in today’s digital economy require closer global collaboration, especially to prevent and counter base erosion and profit shifting. These were some of the conclusions from 13th international tax conference, Tax system integrity in a digital age, held by ADBI, the School of Taxation and Business Law at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Oxford University Press, and H&R Block on 5–6 April 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Over 100 leading tax administrators, academics, and practitioners from around the globe discussed challenges in tax administration, the cashless economy, and blockchain and crypto-financing. ADBI AMC Director Shinichi Nakabayashi gave the keynote speech and CBT Senior Economist Juswanto Wawan chaired breakout sessions of country presentations from ADB’s developing member countries.
ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino and Research Co-Chair Matthias Helble launched their new book, Financing Infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific: Capturing Impacts and New Sources, at the CFA Institute in Hong Kong, China, and in Singapore. More than 150 private investors, institutional wealth advisers, and fund managers attended the events. The investors showed strong interest in increasing their infrastructure investments and in the idea that rates of return could be pushed up by positive spillover effects.
Financing Infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific: Capturing Impacts and New Sources was launched on 9 April at the ADB Institute in Tokyo. Keynote speakers were Philippine Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, who stressed the importance of public-private partnerships and hybrid funding sources and the solid ADB-Philippines partnership; Brookings' Amar Bhattacharya, who underscored the role of multilateral development banks and the private sector in financing infrastructure; and Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department's Abdul Abiad, who provided a commentary. The book was edited by ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino, Research Co-Chair Matthias Helble, and project consultant Umid Abidhadjaev. Watch the presentations here.
- Next generation of quality development and investment in the new Pacific trade pact
- Energy Efficiency: The Cornerstone for Achieving SDG 7
- Piecemeal Policy Approaches to Aging Societies: Can They Be Avoided with Proper Data on Well-Being?
- Minimizing the Cost of Fecal Sludge Management through Co-Treatment
- FDI and Its Impacts on Entrepreneurship and Informal Markets: A Double-Edged Sword?
- ADBI–JFSA–OECD Roundtable on Insurance and Retirement Savings in Asia
- ADB-ADBI Conference: Toward Optimal Provision of Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific
- ADBI Sessions on Financial Inclusion, Financial Literacy, and Infrastructure Development: Sixth Seminar on Asia and the Pacific Economies
- Strategies for Financing Social Protection to Achieve the SDGs
Labor Migration in Asia: Increasing the Development Impact of Migration through Finance and Technology
This book documents labor migration trends in Asia and looks at how finance and technology can aid the positive impact of migration on home countries.
Slowdown in the People’s Republic of China: Structural Factors and the Implications for Asia
This book analyzes the causes of the recent slowdown in the PRC and assesses the growth potential of the PRC economy, the conditions under which that potential growth could be realized, and the implications for other Asian economies.
- Gimme Shelter: Affordable Houses for All
- Asia Launch of the 2017 World Intellectual Property Report—Intangible Capital in Global Value Chains
- Trade creates jobs in Viet Nam but technology might be harming low-skilled workers
- Housing lessons from Hong Kong, China, Republic of Korea, Singapore
- Indonesia rice subsidy program improves children’s health
- Green bonds offer a sustainable alternative for Asian development funding
- Japanese investors are looking overseas for returns, but avoiding developing Asia
- Central banks are losing power to influence markets as interest rates hit zero