Land trusts can mitigate disputes over government land acquisition by securing property rights as well as by increasing the rate of return on infrastructure investment, creating spillover effects that stimulate further economic growth. These were some of the conclusions from the ADBI Advisory Council Policy Dialogue on Land Acquisition and Infrastructure Development through Land Trust Laws: A Policy Framework for Asia, held on 11 September at ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines. About 20 ADBI Advisory Council members, experts, and government officials participated. ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino and Deputy Dean Chul Ju Kim gave the opening and closing remarks, respectively.
Republic of Korea's First Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance Geon Il Hwang, EARD DG Amy Leung, and ADBI Deputy Dean Chul Ju Kim met on 4 September to discuss knowledge-based cooperation and cofinancing in east Asia. The joint ADB-ADBI team also met with Deputy President of the Export and Import Bank of Korea Kang Seung Joong and First Vice President of the Korea Development Bank Dae Hyun Lee, as well as scholars from Yonsei University and Ajou University.
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ADBI Advisory Council members on 11 September endorsed ADBI's work program for 2019 and provided feedback on its current operations. President Nakao opened the meeting, emphasizing the importance of Strategy 2030 in responding to the region’s changing needs. The President and the council members also discussed, among other topics, climate change, poverty reduction, macroeconomic risks, and ways to enhance institutions and promote innovation. President Nakao also expressed high hopes about ADBI’s leading the Think 20 process in 2019.
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