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Asia needs more transport infrastructure. More than the state, which finances the lion's share, can fund. So what more can be done to bring in increased private capital, when investors have so far been mostly disappointed by the returns? Is there a way of breathing new life into the public private partnership (PPP), the most common vehicle for private infrastructure investment?
Beyond its effect on incomes, trade can also have significant developmental impacts through its influence on the price, quantity, and quality of goods available within markets. How can African countries use trade policy to improve their population’s access to products that are important from a sustainable development perspective?
Taxation is increasingly in the limelight of the development agenda, particularly with the emergence of the G20 as the premier international forum. ADBI’s new book analyzes country policies and shares practical experiences of tax systems from selected countries in the region. Read more.
Will structural transformation remain crucial in determining potential productivity growth and income distribution? ADBI’s new book presents novel conceptual frameworks and empirical evidence from the economies of the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Paraguay, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam. Read more.
Postal networks do much to improve people’s access to bank accounts in a digitally connected 21st century. ADBI’s new book explains the benefits of and need for postal financial inclusion in Asia and presents strategies to expand it. Read more.
A brewing trade war over steel is threatening to bring the world back to the economic “dark ages” when countries used trade curbs to retaliate politically against rival governments. Read more.
Land trust offers a way to mitigate obstacles that create disputes over land acquisition. Read more.
Thirty-six Views of Plastic RebornTo beat plastic pollution, ADB Institute recommends turning trash into cash using these real-life examples.
Spillover Effects from Fecal Sludge Management: Dumaguete CitySuccess story: How improving FSM is spurring economic growth in Dumaguete, Philippines.
Sow What – ADBI on AgribusinessADB Institute offers practical solutions that will help farmers in developing countries boost their earnings through innovative agricultural practices.
Money’s in the Mail Mum!3 very practical ways countries can cut the costs of sending money overseas from migrant workers to their families back home.
Tale of Two Cities: 5 Easy Ways to Encourage Healthier LifestylesObesity is a serious and growing threat to the prosperity of Asia, costing the region US$166 billion annually. ADBI has five easy things governments can do to beat obesity and promote healthier living among citizens. Let’s Get Moving Now!