A new ADBI E-Learning course spotlights the socio-economic and policy implications of rapid demographic change. Led by ADBI Capacity Building and Training Economist, Pitchaya Sirivunnabood, Demographic Transition and its Impacts examines aging population trends and offers policy recommendations, against the backdrop of uncertainty. The course assesses measures such as macroeconomic policy reorientation, financial innovation, and social security schemes. It also discusses health and social protection needs for seniors in response to COVID-19. See the course video summary.
Capitalizing on the accelerating digital transformation of economies in the COVID-19 era will be key to boosting crisis recovery, according to ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe. He shared this assessment during a multi-week global think tank town hall initiative to promote evidence-based pandemic solutions, organized by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tank and Civil Societies Program. Dean Sonobe urged greater digital infrastructure investment and risk-mitigation to enhance employment, business resilience, and social protection. He also called for adequate governance of digital economies to further build their inclusiveness and shock-resistance.
The rise of smart Mobility as a Service (MaaS) systems and their development implications for cities were examined by Purdue University mobility analytics expert Satish Ukkusuri during an ADBI Distinguished Speaker Series webinar on 3 July. Ukkursuri noted that MaaS-based ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft offer greater convenience, but can also increase road congestion and emissions, and lower drivers’ wages. Big data analysis models could help to test possible regulatory solutions for mitigating MaaS risks, he added. The webinar concluded with a discussion on COVID-19’s impacts on transit ridership and ways to safely reopen transportation systems.
Former Education, Science, and Technology Minister of the Republic of Korea (ROK), Ju-Ho Lee, encouraged the technological transformation of post-COVID-19 education during an ADBI Distinguished Speaker Series webinar on 1 July. Lee, now a professor at the Korean Development Institute, noted that the application of artificial intelligence-based “High-Touch High-Tech” education could enhance learning by delivering basic knowledge that allows teachers to focus on personalized instruction. Pandemic-driven changes highlight physical classroom education’s limits and provide an opening to advance to more innovative, equitable, and sustainable modes of learning, he concluded.
- Achieving policy objectives for green bonds in ASEAN
- Empowering Thai SMEs to join global value chains: Policy priorities under COVID-19
- Challenging times for central banks: Low inflation, monetary policy, and digital currency
- ESG investment growth amid the COVID-19 crisis
- COVID-19 highlights the need to strengthen environmental risk management and scale-up sustainable finance and investment across Asia
Growing Central Bank Challenges in the World and Japan: Low Inflation, Monetary Policy, and Digital Currency
Central banks are facing a range of growing challenges that have arisen from recent trends in aging populations, low productivity, and new technology and innovation.
Environmental, Social, and Governance Investment: Opportunities and Risks for Asia
Interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment has been growing steadily around the world, and investors are increasingly integrating ESG factors into their investment decisions.
- Introducing the Book Growing Central Bank Challenges in the World and Japan: Low Inflation, Monetary Policy, and Digital Currency
- Introducing the Book Environmental, Social, and Governance Investment: Opportunities and Risks for Asia
- Introducing ADBI E-Learning’s Course on Powering Green Investments
- ADBI-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Renew Sanitation Partnership
- ADBI Dean Sonobe on Enabling Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery
- Building the Future of Quality Infrastructure
- How can smartphone data promote pandemic recovery?
- How far will Asia’s investors turn to ESG investment?
- The time is now for Asian green investments and an incentivized private sector
- Behavioral insights can support the transition to a post-COVID-19 world
- Quality infrastructure Asia needs to address COVID-19 and the SDGs
- Asia’s economic recovery is an opportunity for green policy