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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?
The Think20 is convening in Japan under its 2019 G20 presidency. T20 Japan Chair and Asian Development Bank Institute Dean Naoyuki Yoshino explains how the world’s leading think tanks will help G20 Leaders address pressing global challenges and deliver more inclusive, sustainable growth for all. Read more.
Women comprise half the world’s population but only four out of every ten workers, with the gender gap within the labor force rising as high as 25% among Asian countries. Read more.
Growth in high-income countries differs qualitatively from that of middle-income countries, and hence requires different factor endowments, industrial structures, and policies. Read more.
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.
How Can Governments Tap Diasporas’ Contributions?Piyasiri Wickramasekara (University of Sydney) enumerates steps to effectively engage contributions from diasporas. Download the book.
What’s the Outlook for Labor Demand in Asia?Nilim Baruah (International Labour Organization) describes growing demand for migrant work in Asia. Download the book.
What Shapes the Flow of Technology Workers?Anthony D’Costa (University of Melbourne) responds and suggests ways to manage their flow. Download the book.
Let's Build a HighwayHow can governments build much needed roads without going into huge public debt? ADBI's first animated short explains a new budget-neutral way to attract private investors for infrastructure.
Social Wellbeing and Sustainable Growth in AsiaIn this presentation ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino relates tax compliance to social well-being and maintaining a sustainable economy.