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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?
Coastal communities’ defenses against rising threats posed by climate change could improve greatly with the adoption of recommendations detailed during an ADBI workshop at the ADB Annual Meeting in Nadi, Fiji on 1 May 2019. Read more.
ADBI experts provided a first look at policy proposals for realizing a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient society being developed for G20 Leaders by Think20 (T20) Japan Task Forces during a T20 associated event in Berlin headlined by German Chancellor and G20 Leader Angela Merkel. Read more.
ADB President Takehiko Nakao shares his thoughts on Asia’s half century of growth and economic outlook, on the margins of a panel discussion at ADBI on the book Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific: 50 Years of the Asian Development Bank. Read more.
The Asian Development Bank Institute has moved up one position into the top 25 of the worldwide think tank ranking, according to the 2018 Global Go to Think Tank Index Report. ADBI also retained its world’s second-best government-affiliated think tank ranking for a fifth straight year. The results are based on an annual survey of think tanks, journalists, policymakers, public and private donors, and functional and regional specialists. Read more.
Advancements in productivity and poverty reduction due to trade liberalization in developing Asia have also come at a price, with pressure on workers’ bargaining power, connectivity gaps, and income inequality inviting new policy solutions. This study looks at priorities needed to limit blowback including the rollback of Asian reforms. Read more.
Nella Hendriyetty, Senior Capacity Building and Training Economist, on Boosting Asian EconomiesNella Hendriyetty, ADBI Senior Capacity Building and Training Economist, explains her capacity building and training priorities, the benefits to developing member countries, and her joint work to promote infrastructure development.
Nanum Jeon, Research Associate, on Supporting Capacity Building Programs and Her Career FutureNanum Jeon, ADBI Research Associate, details her work to strengthen ADBI capacity building and training for developing countries, her interest in labor migration issues, and plans for further study.
Peter Morgan, Senior Consulting Economist and Vice Chair of Research, on Driving Policy InnovationPeter Morgan, ADBI Senior Consulting Economist and Vice Chair of Research, describes his role in leading ADBI’s research agenda, what he finds most rewarding about his job, and his focus on advancing financial inclusion.
ADB President Nakao on the Future of Asia’s Growth StoryAsian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao shares his thoughts on Asia’s half century of growth and economic outlook. President Nakao also explains ADB and ADBI’s roles in furthering the region’s progress.
Better ICT for Women EntrepreneursTo close this digital gender divide, ADB Institute recommends every school-age girl should have access to a laptop or a tablet that is loaded with e-learning resources.