Reforms critical to raising state-owned enterprise productivity and essential services access in Asian economies were advanced during an ADBI policy workshop in Ha Noi, Viet Nam on 7 March 2019. Policymakers and experts detailed ways to improve state-owned enterprise legal and regulatory frameworks, competition with private firms, and corporate governance. The event was organized in coordination with the Academy of Finance of Viet Nam.
ADB President Takehiko Nakao shares his thoughts on Asia’s half century of growth and economic outlook in a video interview, on the margins of a panel discussion at ADBI on the book Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific: 50 Years of the Asian Development Bank. President Nakao also explains ADB and ADBI’s roles in furthering the region’s progress.
ADBI experts briefed officials from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation member economies on expanding the role of the private sector to accelerate quality infrastructure growth during an APEC conference in Tokyo on 14-15 March 2019. ADBI Dean Naoyuki emphasized the importance of utilizing tax revenue from local infrastructure-driven development or “spillover.” ADBI senior consulting specialist for capacity building K.E. Seetha Ram guided discussion on enabling public-private policy coordination and innovation. The event was hosted by the Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism.
ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino met with National Bank of Cambodia Deputy Governor Cneav Chanthana in Phnom Penh to guide the establishment of the country’s first deposit insurance system. Dean Yoshino underscored the importance of empirical analyses in formulating the scheme, which he explained could help to strengthen its sustainability and effectiveness as a safeguard for Cambodian retail depositors.
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