ADBI News Releases
Ministers, Experts Chart Asia’s Digitalization Pathway to Sustainable Post-COVID-19 GrowthThe ministers, together with other policy makers and experts led by ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe, assessed COVID-19 digitalization and infrastructure growth trends in the region. They also discussed policies and financial mechanisms for harnessing new technology while mitigating associated risks to economic stability, consumer protection, and data privacy.
New ADBI E-Learning Course Offers Guide to Sustainable Finance Growth in AsiaA new tuition-free, certificate-issuing ADBI E-Learning course examines rapid demographic change and its implications for economies and policy making in Asia and the Pacific and beyond, against the backdrop of COVID-19 and rising uncertainty.
ADBI Retains World’s Number One Government Affiliated Think Tank RankingThe Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) has been named the world’s best “government affiliated think tank” for a second consecutive year, according to the newly released 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report from the University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.
New Book Highlights Central Asian SMEs’ Timely Trade PotentialA new ADBI Press book details policy imperatives for igniting small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) trade driven growth, poverty reduction, and food security in Central Asia crucial to the region’s COVID-19 recovery prospects.
New Book Champions Fairer Land Use for More Inclusive Asian GrowthA new ADBI Press book examines land procurement challenges and policy solutions critical to meeting Asia and the Pacific’s growing demand for quality infrastructure that can support inclusive post-pandemic growth.
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. Read more.
Video is now available of the 2020 ADBI Annual Conference remarks of Asian Development Bank President Masatsugu Asakawa describing priorities to rebuild for a lasting recovery, and renowned economist and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan, on dealing with corporate distress, repair, and reallocation. Read more.
The annual conference will feature remarks from renowned economist and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan, on dealing with COVID-19 induced corporate distress, and Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa who will discuss ADB’s policy response to COVID-19 and priorities going forward. Read more.
Climate change could significantly impact sovereign risk and fiscal sustainability in Southeast Asia and other highly climate vulnerable areas, according to a new report by SOAS University of London, ADBI, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, and 427. Climate Change and Sovereign Risk also offers recommendations for addressing this challenge. Read more.
ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe encouraged think tanks to make digitalization a centerpiece of their post-COVID-19 strategy during a Global Solutions Dialogue session on rethinking think tanks. He said adopting digitally driven research and knowledge delivery will be key to providing more timely and relevant evidence-based policy solutions. Read more.