ADBI Expert Promotes Effective Policy Designs to Address Demographic Transition
ADBI’s Naohiro Ogawa highlighted keys to addressing shifting demographics in Asia and the Pacific during the 7th Asian and Pacific Population Conference, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the United Nations Population Fund in Bangkok on 15 November. He urged governments to reform economic and social policies in line with declining fertility rates and rapid population aging. He also underscored the importance of harnessing a new indicator, the health-adjusted dependency ratio, for more appropriately measuring the level of population aging.
ADB President, ADBI Dean, and Experts Discuss Imperatives for Advancing the SDGs in Asia
Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa highlighted the bank’s new initiatives to bring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals back on track in Asia and the Pacific during this year’s ADBI Annual Conference, which began on 28 November. He explained how ADB’s innovative financing platforms that de-risk projects and enhance returns can support mobilizing private capital for advancing transition in line with economic growth. ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe underscored science-based policy insights for driving global efforts to fulfill internationally agreed visions as he opened the 3-day ADBI annual flagship event, which convenes researchers and practitioners to explore imperatives for achieving the 2030 Agenda. Discussion topics will include gender equality, challenges that impede progress, climate action, and human capital development crucial for realizing shared prosperity. View President Asakawa’s video message.
New ADBI Webinar Series Highlights Fiscal Policy Potential for Accelerating Climate Adaptation
Experts assessed fiscal policies and instruments for driving socioeconomic transitions to adapt to climate change during the first episode of a new ADBI webinar series on 22 November. The Asian Development Bank’s Bruno Carrasco and the International Monetary Fund’s Emanuele Massetti outlined innovative approaches for mainstreaming adaptation into national strategic development planning, identifying optimal options and unlocking actions to enhance climate resilience. The episode also featured the Philippines’ Finance Undersecretary Maria Luwalhati C. Dorotan Tiuseco, who highlighted the archipelago’s approach to promoting adaptation at all levels of society. Through monthly 1-hour episodes, the webinar series will examine climate-related transmission channels that affect public finance and economic and financial tools to address climate crises and propose policy solutions for building resilient low-carbon economies. It will also discuss ways to strengthen developing countries’ capacities for integrating climate imperatives in national budget processes and investment plans.
ADBI-ADB Conference Discusses Fiscal Policy Innovation for Conserving Ecosystem
Progress in the development of eco-compensation mechanisms and practices in the People's Republic of China (PRC), along with Payments for Ecosystem Services on a global scale, was shared during a conference cohosted by ADBI, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and others, in Zhangye, PRC, on 22–24 November. ADBI’s Yixin Yao detailed Chinese pilot projects that applied a horizontal eco-compensation mechanism developed under PRC-ADB fiscal policy framework cooperation to address river water pollution. She also moderated a panel discussion on eco-compensation. Drawing on regional and global cases, the conference explored actionable strategies to promote eco-friendly practices and shape policies for effectively incentivizing ecosystem conservation.
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- Uniting the G7 and G20 to tackle climate change
- Navigating Resilient Post-Disaster Recovery in Asia and the Pacific
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- From Lab to Jab: Improving Asia and the Pacific's Readiness to Produce and Deliver Vaccines
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- How Japan’s sanitation and wastewater management breakthroughs can be applied to developing Asia
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