ADBI, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance—University of Cambridge Judge Business School, and Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research & Education in Singapore have signed a research agreement to promote digital financial innovation and knowledge-sharing in Asia and the Pacific. A newly established research team in Singapore will support joint projects on financial technology (fintech) growth, market development, and regulation to promote financial inclusion. The partnership will also provide customized training for the region’s policy makers.
A new ADBI Press book spotlights keys to boosting equitable land procurement and infrastructure-driven growth in Asia and the Pacific. Equitable Land Use for Asian Infrastructure examines challenges in obtaining land for development projects posed by geography, settlement patterns, conflicting cultures, and unique country-level land use problems. It details novel solutions to protect original landowners’ rights and vulnerable communities while meeting the long-term infrastructure needs of the region’s economies. Download the book for free and view the summary video.
Keys to upgrading critical infrastructure and housing in the Pacific Islands were discussed during a virtual policy dialogue co-hosted by ADBI, the University of New South Wales, and University of the South Pacific on 16-18 December. Policy makers, development practitioners, and researchers emphasized the importance of human, financial, and organizational resource mobilization for boosting the viability of projects that could reduce poverty and enhance quality of life in the region. They focused on policies for promoting digital services delivery and economic opportunities, as well as climate-risk mitigation, water and sanitation access, and quality housing.
ADBI experts presented new research on COVID-19 impacts and recovery keys in developing Asia during the Asian Development Bank Economists’ Forum on 12-13 January. ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe discussed the findings of surveys of South Asia’s small firms and farmers and ways to enhance support for these vulnerable groups. Other ADBI experts shared insights from a Southeast Asia household survey, examined the efficacy of fiscal and monetary responses, and spotlighted policy priorities for promoting green bonds and sustainable development.
- Toward an ASEAN COVID-19 travel balloon
- Toward a robust economic recovery from COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific
- Does sanitation access improve schooling outcomes for girls and boys?
- Moving beyond GDP: Well-being and degrowth development alternatives
- COVID-19 and policy responses through the lens of global asset markets and capital flows
- Overcoming the challenge of energy efficiency financing in Asia
- Virtual Policy Dialogue on Taxation in the Digital Economy: New Models in Asia and the Pacific
- Conference on Strengthening Environmental, Social, and Governance Investment Under the COVID-19 Crisis
- Policy Dialogue on Infrastructure, Technology, and Finance for Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Asia Beyond the Pandemic
Equitable Land Use for Asian Infrastructure
Developing Asia’s demand for high-quality, integrated infrastructure requires a steady but equitable supply of land.
Macroeconomic Stabilization in the Digital Age
Policy makers need to be aware of the increasing prominence of the digital economy and digital finance and seek to better understand how continued digitalization will affect policies aimed at managing the economy.
Climate Change and Sovereign Risk
Governments must climate-proof their economies and public finances or potentially face an ever-worsening spiral of climate vulnerability and unsustainable debt burdens.
- Equitable Land Use for Asian Infrastructure
- Macroeconomic Stabilization in the Digital Age
- ADBI-Led T20 Policy Briefs Promote G20 Pandemic Recovery
- Report on Climate Change and Sovereign Risk Explained
- Introducing ADBI E-Learning’s Course on Demographic Transition and its Impacts
- Introducing the Book Growing Central Bank Challenges in the World and Japan: Low Inflation, Monetary Policy, and Digital Currency
- MSME digitalization could be the ticket to a speedy Asian recovery in 2021
- How to avoid the spiral of climate vulnerability and unsustainable debt
- Could Asia’s alarming acceleration of garbage accumulation become a sustainability success story?
- The increasingly perilous act of balancing Asia’s economies as digitalization accelerates
- The G20’s think tank network is laying the groundwork for evidence-based recovery breakthroughs
- Mastering the art of post-pandemic infrastructure policymaking in politically charged environments