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28 Mar 2023G7 Engagement Group Press Conference, ADBI-Yale University on Asia’s Gender-Sensitive Recovery, Wild Food’s Role

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.

28 Dec 2022 Thought Leaders Mark ADBI at 25, ADBI-Yale Conference to Discuss Gender and Recovery; ADB-ADBI Informal Services Book

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.

10 Nov 2022 ADBI-Francis Fukuyama Infrastructure Policy Training, Hydrogen and Decarbonization, Water-Driven Food Security

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.

22 Sept 2022 Townhall Sets Stage for T7 Japan 2023, Authors to Discuss New Blue Economy Book, Rise of Digital Identities

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.

05 Aug 2022 Energy Transition Financing for Asia, ADBI-ADB Development Research Showcase, Raising Rural Student Achievement

Policy strategies for promoting renewable energy investment in Asia and the Pacific vital to energy transition were explored during an ADBI-Think20 (T20) roundtable.

10 June 2022 ADBI-T7’s G7 Summit Sustainable Recovery Guidance, Future Hydrogen Society Deep Dive, Inclusive Quality Learning Tech

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.

17 May 2022 ADBI-T20 Indonesia Build Inclusive Global Recovery Capacity, Population Aging Burden May Be Less Than Feared, ADBI Jobs

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.

6 April 2022 T7 Recovery Guidance for G7 as Uncertainty Swells, New Gender Equality Speaker Series, Future of Social Protection

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. 

21 March 2022 Republic of Korea-ADBI Set Sights on Digital Asian Recovery, Fanning Low-Carbon Cooling, Social Protection Re-Think

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.

22 February 2022 ADBI at 25 Advances Ideas for Developing Asia’s Future, Public Procurement for Innovation, Building Pacific Research

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.

07 December 2021 COP26 President Welcomes Asian Green Finance Boost, Central Bank Governors’ Pandemic Lessons, Remembering TTCSP’s Jim McGann

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.

29 November 2021 Registration Last Call for ADBI Annual Conference, Top Policy Experts on Asia’s Agricultural Sustainability, Job Opening

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.

05 November 2021 ADBI Annual Conference to Support Asia’s COP26 Adoption, Climate-Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index, New Call for Proposals

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

18 October 2021 Authors Talk Asia’s Post-COVID-19 Economic Policy Future, Survey Insights on Small Firms’ Pandemic Impacts, ADBI Jobs

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.

27 September 2021 Toward Quality Basic Education in Southeast Asia, PRC’s Fintech-Driven Theft Drop, Rethinking Asian Cities After COVID-19

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.

13 August 2021 Minister on the Future of Safety Nets, Women and the Economy Outlook for Asia, ADBI Associate Job Openings

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.

14 July 2021 Commission Chair Infrastructure-COVID-19 Recovery Talk, IP Protection and Asia Trade, Rural Economic Transformation

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.

22 June 2021 Minister on Post-COVID-19 Circular Economy Transition, ADBI-UNESCAP Resilience Webinar, New Calls for Papers

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.

25 May 2021 ADBI-Stanford University Build Asia’s Green Energy Capacity, Managing COVID Public Debt, AI Education Consultancy

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.

15 Apr 2021 Asia’s Post-COVID Inclusive Trade Path, Central Bank Governor to Talk Digital Recovery Strategy, ADBI Job Openings

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.

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