ADBI News Releases
ADBI-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Renew Sanitation PartnershipADBI and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have signed a new three-year partnership agreement to support further enhancements in urban sanitation and human waste management in Asia and the Pacific.
New ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe Assumes OfficeRenowned scholar in development economics, Tetsushi Sonobe, joined the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) as Dean and CEO on 1 April 2020. Dean Sonobe will lead ADBI, the Tokyo-based think tank of the Asian Development Bank, for a three-year term.
New Infrastructure Financing Guide for COVID-19 Affected EconomiesA newly published set of policy proposals details ways to ensure infrastructure growth that drives economic and social development while overcoming limitations in public funding, against the backdrop of increasing demands on government revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
New ADBI E-Learning Energy Economics Course Spotlights Uncertainty LessonsA new tuition-free, certificate-issuing ADBI E-Learning course on current energy sector challenges and policy imperatives is now available.
New Handbook Assesses High-Speed Rail Outlook and Societal ImpactsADBI Press has newly published Handbook on High-Speed Rail and Quality of Life, an analysis of the sector’s development prospects and socioeconomic effects in a fast-changing and uncertain environment.
ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe addressed the Think20 (T20) Italy 2021 Inception Conference by detailing ADBI’s plans for advancing timely and impactful global policy research, in conjunction with Italy’s G20 presidency. As part of this effort, ADBI is developing T20 policy briefs for consideration by G20 Leaders ahead of their 30-31 October summit. Read more.
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.