ADBI News Releases
New Book Examines Asia’s High-Speed Rail Prospects Amid New ChallengesFrontiers in High-Speed Rail Development highlights strategies for navigating new project challenges and maximizing the sector’s potential to boost sustainable and inclusive growth in Asia.
New E-Learning Course Spotlights Financial Authorities’ Hand in Sustainable Finance GrowthA new tuition-free, certificate-issuing ADBI E-learning course examines how central banks and financial supervisory authorities can address the urgent need to mitigate the macroeconomic and financial impacts of climate change and promote sustainable finance.
REGISTRATION: New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Board Chair Alan Bollard on the Role of Infrastructure in COVID-19 RecoveryRegistration is now open for an Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Featured Speaker Webinar presenting New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Board Chair Alan Bollard, who will examine the role of infrastructure in COVID-19 recovery in New Zealand and wider Asia and the Pacific with ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe and a panel of experts.
ADBI to G20: Infrastructure Recoupling Critical to Asia’s Post-Pandemic Growth ProspectsEconomies in Asia and the Pacific could face a more prolonged COVID-19 recovery and greater climate threats without global action to accelerate sustainable infrastructure development, driven by the Group of 20 (G20), warned Asian Development Bank Institute Dean Tetsushi Sonobe in keynote remarks during the Global Solutions Summit.
New E-Learning Course Explores Emerging Climate Change-Sovereign Risk ThreatA new tuition-free, certificate-issuing ADBI E-learning course examines the growing challenge of climate change driven sovereign risk and its potentially severe implications for economies in Asia and the Pacific.
Federal Minister of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety of the Government of Pakistan Sania Nishtar and an expert panel discussed keys to successful COVID-19 social protection program expansion and lessons for designing innovative and viable post-pandemic safety nets in Asia during an ADBI policy dialogue. Read more.
New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Board Chair Alan Bollard led an expert discussion on infrastructure’s COVID-19 recovery role in Asia and the Pacific during an ADBI Featured Speaker Webinar, drawing upon his experience as former Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat head. Read more.
Viet Nam Natural Resources and Environment Minister Tran Hong Ha and other senior policy makers and experts examined strategies for transitioning from a linear to a circular economy to drive a sustainable COVID-19 recovery in developing Asia during a virtual conference cohosted by ADBI. Read more.
An ADBI-Stanford University virtual workshop explored ways to integrate high shares of solar and wind power in electricity supply systems to mitigate climate change, with policy makers from developing Asia participating in a web-based roll playing game to build their understanding of electricity market dynamics and test renewable energy and climate policy scenarios. Read more.
A webinar featuring the authors of the new ADBI Press book Enhancing SME Participation in Global Value Chains: Determinants, Challenges, and Policy Recommendations evaluated small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) trade in 10 Asian countries and onward growth solutions. Read more.