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ADBI-ADB Launch a New Dialogue and Platform Project for Scaling Climate Finance in Asia
Tokyo, Japan - The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), is launching a new initiative to promote policy actions by governments, financial regulators, and central banks to facilitate the understanding of climate-related information disclosure and to scale-up climate finance while ensuring financial sustainability.
New Book Details People-Centered Approach for Shaping Resilient Post-Disaster Recovery in AsiaPost-disaster recovery entails physical or material reconstruction and the social and economic recovery of the affected communities.
ADBI Webinar Series on the Economics of Climate Change: How to Climate-Proof Economies and Public Finances
Climate change poses a serious threat to development in climate-vulnerable countries, where the number and intensity of extreme weather events are increasing rapidly. In parallel, climate change mitigation and adaptation policies and the development of climate-friendly technology can lead to a rise in transition risks. These dynamics adversely affect economies and public finances through diverse transmission channels. Additionally, countries have a range of financial instruments and economic tools such as fiscal policies, budgeting, debt, financial regulatory framework etc.
New Book Guides Effective Policy Coordination to Address Debt and Fiscal RisksThe book spotlights imperatives for tackling increasing debt sustainability risks in developing economies under growing pressures on fiscal space in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by geopolitical tensions and the ongoing need to address climate change.
REGISTRATION: Think7 (T7) Handover Webinar, From Japan to Italy
Tokyo, Japan – Registration is open for a webinar that will mark the handover of the Group of Seven’s (G7) official think tank engagement group, the Think7 (T7), from Japan to Italy.
ADBI-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Renew Sanitation PartnershipADBI and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) have signed a 3-year partnership renewal to support further enhancing urban sanitation and promote public health and inclusive development in Asia and the Pacific, through 2026.
New Book Spotlights Green Hydrogen Development Strategy for Decarbonizing AsiaThe book examines the outlook for building a hydrogen society in Asia and the Pacific, where growing numbers of countries are adopting strategies for promoting investment in hydrogen technology and related infrastructure development.
REGISTRATION: ADBI Annual Conference 2023 on Progress Toward the Sustainable Development GoalsRegistration is open for the virtual ADBI Annual Conference 2023, which will examine the progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific and the way forward on 28–30 November.
New Book Charts Courses for Diversifying Global Supply Chains, Enhancing Economic Resilience and SustainabilityThis book discusses supply chain realignment for reducing the overconcentration of key supply networks and strengthening economic resilience to counter post-pandemic disruptions and uncertainty over geopolitical tensions.
ADBI E-Learning Course Promotes Gender-Equitable Vaccination and DevelopmentThis course, coproduced with the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health and in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, examines the interlinkages between gender and the delivery, access, and uptake of vaccinations and immunization.
New E-Learning Series Delves into E-Commerce, Cybersecurity, and Emerging Regulatory FrameworksThis e-learning series overviews the rapidly evolving e-commerce landscape and related regulatory frameworks.
New Book Details Accountability Mechanisms to Deliver Inclusive Sanitation Service in AsiaThe book spotlights imperatives for improving public services in Asia and the Pacific and meeting the access needs of nearly half of the world's population to safe sanitation services, drawing on regional and global experiences to better understand accountability mechanisms for effective service delivery.
New Book Navigates Equal Vaccine Distribution for Enhancing Resilience in AsiaThe book underscores the need for reforming vaccine production and delivery systems to enable affordable and equitable distribution in developing Asia.
New Book Spotlights Infrastructure Spillovers as a Breakthrough for Financing Sustainable GrowthThis book describes the spillover impacts of quality infrastructure projects as a financing breakthrough for accelerating growth and poverty reduction in developing Asia.
New Book Explores Multifunctionality of Rice Production SystemsThe book examines rice production systems for ensuring food security in Asia. Multifunctionality of Rice Production Systems in Asia: A Synoptic Review overviews rice production processes and their multiple products and services, which are intertwined socioculturally and economically in societies across the region.
A press conference on the Group of 7 (G7) process and policy prospects featuring ADBI Dean and Think7 (T7) Lead Chair Tetsushi Sonobe and senior representatives of other official G7 engagement groups under Japan’s 2023 G7 presidency can be viewed online live on 29 March from 11:00am-12:00pm Tokyo time or via recording.
Bank of Japan Governor and former Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda, Indonesia Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa, and other senior officials and experts observed ADBI’s 25th anniversary during an online celebration.
Renowned political scientist Francis Fukuyama and experts detailed strategies for implementing infrastructure projects in politically charged environments during a training program for government officials from developing Asia cohosted by ADBI and Stanford University’s Leadership Academy for Development in Tokyo and online.
ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe and an expert panel explored the outlook for Think7 (T7), the Group of 7’s (G7) think tank engagement group to convene in Japan under its 2023 G7 presidency, during a T7 townhall hosted by ADBI alongside the Think20 (T20) Summit in Bali and online.
Policy strategies for promoting renewable energy investment in Asia and the Pacific vital to energy transition were explored during an ADBI-Think20 (T20) roundtable.
New research championed by ADBI to help the Group of 7 (G7) promote sustainable recovery that lifts both developed and developing economies amid emerging challenges was spotlighted during the Think7 (T7) Summit in Berlin, ahead of the G7 Summit.
Policy strategies for promoting resilient and inclusive social protection vital to equitable post-COVID-19 recovery were explored in a ADBI-SMERU Research Institute webinar, held in association with the Group of 20’s (G20) think tank engagement group, the Think20 (T20), under Indonesia’s 2022 G20 presidency.
ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe explained how Group of Seven (G7) countries could advance economic recovery amid high uncertainty during the Global Solutions Summit. A co-chair of the Think7 (T7) Germany Sustainable Economic Recovery Task Force, he encouraged the G7 to utilize T7 policy innovation to secure supply chains, facilitate equitable technology transfer, and standardize regulatory and finance frameworks.
The Republic of Korea (ROK) has extended its financial support for ADBI’s work to boost development policy innovation and digitally driven recovery in Asian Development Bank developing member countries. Under a new memorandum of understanding with ADBI, the ROK Ministry of Economy and Finance has pledged $3.75 million to the ADBI Special Fund for 2022-2023.
ADBI is observing the 25th anniversary of its founding as the Asian Development Bank’s Tokyo-based think tank, amid the Asian financial crisis in 1997, under the theme Toward Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Development in Asia and the Pacific.
COP26 President Alok Sharma welcomed efforts to scale up financing for developing Asia’s clean energy transition needed to achieve a 1.5-degree Celsius reduction in global temperatures and fight climate change in remarks at the conclusion of the virtual 2021 ADBI Annual Conference.
Register for the fast-approaching public virtual 2021 Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Annual Conference, to explore developing Asia and the Pacific’s next steps for meeting more ambitious climate commitments after COP26 and feature the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Jim Skea, Asian Development Bank President Masatsugu Asakawa, and leading policy researchers.
On the heels of COP26, the 2021 ADBI Annual Conference on 1-3 December will explore the next steps for climate change mitigation and green finance policy in Asia and the Pacific. It will feature new research on climate imperatives across key sectors and discuss the outlook for carbon pricing and regional cooperation. Register
ADBI Series on Asian and Pacific Sustainable Development Coeditors ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe and Yale University’s Rohini Pande launched its inaugural book, COVID-19 Impacts and Policy Options: An Asian Perspective, by opening an authors’ discussion of the region’s onward economic policy priorities. View the webinar recording and download the book for free.
Researchers detailed ways to improve basic education quality in Southeast Asia during an ADBI-ADB-ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute conference. They urged aligning education delivery, investment, and policy with local contexts and examined COVID-19-driven education system changes and reform opportunities. View the webinar recording. Read more.
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.