Researchers Discuss Big Data’s Role in Meeting Asian Post-COVID-19 Infrastructure Needs
Researchers described keys to harnessing big data to boost Asia’s post-COVID-19 infrastructure development during an ADBI virtual workshop on 10 September. Satish Ukkusuri of Purdue University and Takahiro Yabe of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology explained how mobile phone data can be used to assess the significance of people’s mobility for sustainable development. Experts also explored ways to integrate big data analysis in infrastructure planning and visualize the socioeconomic benefits to attract private investment in new projects.
New Book Examines Asia’s High-Speed Rail Prospects Amid New Challenges
The new ADBI Press book Frontiers in High-Speed Rail Development highlights strategies for navigating new project challenges and maximizing the sector’s potential to boost sustainable and inclusive growth in Asia. The book provides high-speed rail (HSR) planning insights and policy lessons from across the region and globally. It also examines the effects of COVID-19 transport and logistics impacts on HSR and how projects can promote social well-being. Download the book for free and view the summary video.
ADBI-ADB-JICA Explore Data Solutions for Enhancing Seniors’ Well-Being in Developing Asia
The role of data in promoting the well-being of older persons as developing Asia’s populations age was examined during a regional conference cohosted by ADBI, ADB, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development on 7-9 September. Policy makers and experts highlighted the importance of creating data sets that incorporate socioeconomic variables needed for effective demographic transition policy research and analysis. Among them include social welfare and social protection, gender equality, cultural behavior, and financial inclusion.
ADBI Expert Assesses Emerging Asia’s Post-COVID-19 Financial Stability Risks
ADBI’s John Beirne weighed the preparedness of Asia’s emerging economies (EMEs) for potential quantitative easing (QE) tapering by the United States (US) Federal Reserve during an Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade virtual seminar on 1 September. He explained that the region is in a more favorable position compared to 2013, when it experienced financial market destabilization, citing larger foreign reserve holdings and stronger Asian EME fundamentals overall, as well as enhanced communication by the US Federal Reserve. But he urged caution over capital outflows that could arise from further pandemic surges, and financial stability risks related to commodity price rises and debt rollover vulnerabilities in key market segments.
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- Foreign holdings of local currency bonds: A double-edged sword for emerging Asia
- How can the private sector help solve the sanitation challenge?
- Lessons for the informal sector from COVID-19
- Green bonds show promise for financing energy-efficient buildings in Southeast Asia
- Rebooting food systems to achieve the unfinished agenda of global food security
- Remittance inflows giving resilience to Bangladesh’s rural economy amid COVID-19
- Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic need more than energy access to promote clean fuels
Frontiers in High-Speed Rail Development
High-speed rail development has been recognized as an important policy tool for regional development around the world but faces a range of challenges in its execution.
Economic Integration in Asia and Europe: Lessons and Policies
Asia and Europe have taken differing approaches to economic integration, with Asia choosing loose economic cooperation based on bilateral and regional economic agreements and Europe choosing to strengthen institutionalization.
Labor Migration in Asia: Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis and the Post-Pandemic Future
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on economies, businesses, and workers, and in Asia and many other regions, migrant workers have been among the most affected.
- Frontiers in High-Speed Rail Development
- The Role of Central Banks and Financial Supervisory Authorities in Governing Sustainable Finance
- Global Solutions Summit 2021 Keynote Remarks by ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe
- ADBI E-Learning Course on Climate Change and Sovereign Risk
- Labor Migration in Asia: Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis and the Post-Pandemic Future
- Developing Infrastructure in Central Asia: Impacts and Financing Mechanisms
- Enhancing SME Participation in Global Value Chains: Determinants, Challenges, and Policy Recommendations
- Harmonizing intellectual property regimes could boost innovation in Asia, but how feasible is it?
- How to boost the circular economy and potential for a green recovery in Asia
- India shows how boosting clean water delivery can improve women’s economic participation
- New Zealand Commission Board Chair Assesses the Future of Infrastructure Development in Asia
- What do COVID-19 work behavior adaptations in the UK reveal about the future of public transport?
- How one of Asia’s most dirty fuel-reliant areas can transition to clean energy use
- What does the future hold for post-pandemic labor migration in Asia?