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Traversing the changing landscape of labor migration in Asia
Traversing the changing landscape of labor migration in Asia

Recovery from the pandemic, economic growth, and rapid shifts in demographics, technology, and industry are driving demand for workers and their migration patterns in Asia. Addressing job market demand and skills shortages requires regional cooperation to improve skills development, skills recognition, and job matching. Read more in the ADBI report.

Cross-cultural collaboration offers insights for improving rail training programs
Cross-cultural collaboration offers insights for improving rail training programs

Understanding the differences between Indian and Japanese education and learning styles is important for designing effective training programs and ensuring the successful adoption of Japanese high-speed rail technology in India. Read more on Asia Pathways.

How can Asia and the Pacific respond to climate finance risks?
How can Asia and the Pacific respond to climate finance risks?

The ADBI-ADB Asian Climate Finance Dialogue continued with an event at ADB’s Annual Meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia. It brought together leaders in climate finance and regulation to explore how the region’s financial policies can contribute to address the growing risks of climate change and scale up private climate finance. Read more and watch the discussion.

Artificial intelligence: A new driver for inclusive growth and development?
Artificial intelligence: A new driver for inclusive growth and development?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to profoundly change everything we recognize, guaranteeing transformation across all sectors, from healthcare to finance. The key will be how to harness this powerful new tool without widening inequalities in society. Can AI’s potential as a driving force for positive impact outweigh the risks it poses to achieving equality? Read more on Asia Pathways.

Can ASEAN guide the way to economic transformation in Southeast Asia?
Can ASEAN guide the way to economic transformation in Southeast Asia?

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has affirmed itself as a center of growth and increasing geopolitical importance. However, continued economic transformation depends on its success in achieving the key priorities of recovery, digital economy, and sustainability. What commitments are needed to help the region meet its goals? Read more in the ADBI book.

ADBI book explores multifaceted approaches to water resources management
ADBI book explores multifaceted approaches to water resources management

For millions of people around the world, water insecurity is not a problem of the future, it is happening now. Governments and authorities often look for technical solutions but overlook the importance of local and cultural knowledge. Communities must overcome water scarcity to meet the needs of their people and find new, sustainable ways to manage resources. Read more in the ADBI book.

ThinkAsia relaunched and new global knowledge hub
ThinkAsia relaunched and new global knowledge hub

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) today relaunched ThinkAsia as a new global knowledge hub for sustainable development. A free-to-use, mobile-responsive website, ThinkAsia brings together the latest research, news and events from across the world.  Hosted by ADBI it is open to think tanks, universities and other organizations working in sustainable development to become partners and share their latest research and upcoming events. Read more here.

Artificial intelligence for building trust and security in e-commerce
Artificial intelligence for building trust and security in e-commerce

E-commerce has grown with advancements in technological innovation. However, challenges like cyber threats have brought a sense of distrust among consumers. Artificial intelligence and data protection laws can help to build trust in e-commerce and unleash its full economic benefits. Read more on Asia Pathways.

A closer look at maternal and newborn healthcare in Asia
A closer look at maternal and newborn healthcare in Asia

Maternal mortality rates in developing Asia are still high, with many lacking access to affordable and high-quality public healthcare. A holistic and comprehensive approach to care provision can ensure that women and children receive seamless care services covering prenatal health, delivery, the post-natal period, childhood, and beyond. Read more on Asia Pathways.

Regional trends in the spotlight during second roundtable of Asian Climate Finance Dialogue
Regional trends in the spotlight during second roundtable of Asian Climate Finance Dialogue

The second discussion session of the ADBI-ADB Asian Climate Finance Dialogue took place in Tokyo on 21-22 February. Following the first roundtable in November 2023, discussions during the second session focused on three main topics: spreading the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, preparing for the adoption of International Sustainability Standards Board standards, and addressing the challenges related to Scope 3 emissions disclosure. Led by ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe and ADB Climate Change and Sustainable Development Director General Bruno Carrasco, presentations were also given by ADBI’s Sayuri Shirai, representatives from CDP Worldwide-Japan, and Japan Exchange Group. Views were shared on the status of corporate climate disclosure and planned actions by representatives from financial regulatory agencies of ASEAN, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea. The project aims to increase the understanding of climate-related information disclosure and promote policy action among governments and financial regulators to scale-up climate finance.