ADBI Examines Economic Impact of SOGIESC-Based Exclusion, Inclusion Policy Solutions
The economic impact of exclusion based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) and inclusion promotion strategies for Asia were explored during an ADBI webinar on 7 June. Policy makers and experts discussed how bias and discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people and communities negatively affect their employability and access to healthcare, education, and social protection, and hamper equitable growth in the region. They highlighted policy options for addressing these challenges and achieving the full potential of economies and societies. View the webinar recording.
ADBI Expert Spotlights Creative Economy’s Potential to Expand Japan-ASEAN Economic Linkages
ADBI’s Pitchaya Sirivunnabood discussed how the creative economy could strengthen economic cooperation and growth among Japan and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members during an ASEAN-Japan Business Week 2023 session held in Tokyo and virtually on 6 June. She described the “Cool Japan” strategy for promoting Japan’s culture and innovation and its prospects for boosting tourism and trade. She noted Japan’s support for digitalization and nurturing creative talent and skills, as well as the role knowledge sharing can play in unlocking the creative economy’s development potential in ASEAN economies. Deepening Japan-ASEAN collaboration within the sector could also attract more skilled workers from Southeast Asia to Japan and help address the latter’s labor force shortage, Sirivunnabood added.
ADBI-Mekong Institute Executive Director Discuss Knowledge Network Development
ADBI experts and Mekong Institute (MI) Executive Director Suriyan Vichitlekarn discussed knowledge network development and management during his visit to ADBI in Tokyo on 6 June. Executive Director Vichitlekarn described MI’s work to implement a network to help link knowledge to policy for Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) member countries. He also highlighted MI’s focus on supporting the economic and social transformation of GMS members toward ASEAN 2030 targets. ADBI experts noted ADBI’s convening role as the Asian Development Bank’s think tank and shared information about ADBI’s knowledge products for promoting policy action, its participation in Think7 and Think20, and development of a new information-sharing and collaboration platform. Possible areas of ADBI-MI cooperation were also explored.
ADBI-Think7 Japan Offer Condolences, Recovery Support Following India Train Accident
ADBI and Think7 (T7) Japan extend our deepest condolences to the people of India following the tragic train accident in Balasore, Odisha. We are thinking about the victims, their families, and loved ones during this very difficult time. We also offer our full support for the recovery efforts and onward safety and resilience of India’s railways.
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Think20, the official think tank engagement group of the Group of Twenty (G20), was established in 2012 to provide research-based policy recommendations to help G20 countries and partners promote economic resilience and sustainable development.
Toward a Common and Comparable Framework for Measuring the Digital EconomyIt is imperative that the digital economy and its impacts on growth and job creation can be measured reliably.
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Leveraging School Principals to Address Learning Loss in Indonesia through Group and Individual TargetingTraining for school principals should cover managerial aspects and soft skills, in addition to using data to inform support for teachers.
Sustainable Financing Strategies for SMEs: Two Alternative ModelsA sustainable financing approach for small and medium-sized enterprises has been a long-standing goal of respective governments, especially in developing countries.
Maternal Education and Children’s Well-Being: Evidence from Four Pacific CountriesThe lower likelihood of stunting appears to be a direct effect of greater maternal education.
Building Supply Chain Resilience with DigitalizationIf firms are unable to see what is happening in their supply chains, they will not be able to manage them well.
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Passive Solutions to Reduce the Need for Cooling in BuildingsPassive designs help buildings make use of natural cooling resources and maximize free cooling opportunities such as natural ventilation.
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