Dean Naoyuki Yoshino urged creating incentives such as a bonus system to increase efficiency and productivity of state-owned enterprises at a dinner meeting on 15 June in Astana Kazakistan, in parallel with the Astana Economic Forum. Dean Yoshino also introduced hometown investment trusts to finance start ups and fuel innovation.
Everybody is searching for ways to attract long-term private and institutional investors to pay for the huge and largely unmet demand for new highways, railways, bridges and dams. An infrastructure bond that can tap future tax revenues and share a fair proportion of the newly reaped revenue streams with the original investors could solve this problem say authors ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino and ADBI Legal Advisor, Grant B. Stillman. Meet the “kicker” bond -- a new way to unlock future value for increasing present returns on investment. Read blog and watch the accompanying animation – ADBI's first in a new series.
ADBI has received over $500,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct a pilot program on capacity building and training for sanitation and wastewater management. The project was awarded to ADBI by Brian Arbogast, Gates' director of the foundation’s water, sanitation and hygiene. This is the first time ADBI has entered into a contract award for a specific purpose with a major foundation.
ADBI, the Korea Women's Development Institute (KWDI), and the Korea Labor Institute(KLI) organized a workshop to promote gender equality and women empowerment on 14-15 June in Seoul. Topics discussed included the gender gap and labor policies to promote women's participation in the workforce, the causes of low female income and fertility, work-life balance, and the role of training and education for closing the gender gap in various Asian countries. Read more.
- Unlocking SME Finance and Making It Work in Central Asia
- Asia Leadership Program 2017
- Financing of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Developing Asia and the Pacific
- 2017 APEC Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion
- Energy for the Future: The Second CAREC Energy Investment Forum and Astana EXPO-2017
Safeguarding the Rights of Asian Migrant Workers from Home to the Workplace
This book reviews recent regional migration trends, highlights the growing number of labor migrants in Asia and examines the policy question of how to best safeguard their rights.
Mission Incomplete: Reflating Japan's Economy
In April 2013 the Bank of Japan launched an unprecedented quantitative and qualitative monetary easing policy. It was thought that a 2% price stability target could be achieved within 2 years; 4 years on and we are still mission incomplete.