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Asian Governments’ Efforts to Better Manage Labor Migration
Representatives from Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand describe their governments’ efforts to better manage labor migration. Includes Johan Mahmood Merican (Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department), Liberty Casco (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration), and Soraya Yosyingyong (Thailand’s National Economic and Social Development Board). Download the book.
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 Highway
How 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 Asia
In this presentation ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino relates tax compliance to social well-being and maintaining a sustainable economy.
The Economic Impact of Infrastructure: Proposals for Evaluation
In this presentation ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino looks at non-traditional means of infrastructure investment.
Disasters and Fragile States
In a region increasingly defined by middle- and upper-middle-income countries, failure to address countries in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS) puts the notion of an “Asian Century” at risk.
Asia Needs Green Energy
ADBI Deputy-Dean Bokhwan Yu explains that green energy presents tremendous opportunities for developing Asia.
Adjustments to Trade Opening: How to Make Globalization Inclusive and Sustainable?
Matthias Helble, research economist at ADBI, examines the impact that globalization has had on freer trade and in particular how Asia has handled the transition to trade opening.
The Housing Challenge in Emerging Asia
People need housing finance, but many low- and middle-income households typically don’t have access to formal finance mechanisms such as banks. Matthias Helble, research economist at ADBI, puts forward solutions to this problem.
How Can Asia’s Deepening Economic Integration Be Managed?
Aladdin Rillo, senior capacity building and training economist at ADBI, looks at the benefits and risks involved in deepening economic integration in Asian countries.
The Determinants of Rating Splits between Local and Global Rating Agencies
Naoko Nemoto, financial economist at ADBI, talks about the current status and the causes of rating disparities between local and global credit rating agencies operating in Asia.
Ultra-Low and Negative Interest Rates: What They Mean for Asia
Economies, including those in Asia, have to prepare for a rough ride and central banks need to be tough by tightening regulations if necessary in order ensure economic stability says Pornpinun Chantapacdepong, research fellow at the ADBI.
Fiscal Policy and Poverty Reduction
Wawan Juswanto, senior capacity building and training economist at ADBI talks about how fiscal policy is a powerful tool for combating poverty.
Trade Finance and Economic Development
Alisa DiCaprio, research economist at ADBI, talks about her research which shows that SMEs lack access to finance on two levels. The first is the difficulty SMEs face in securing bank relationships. The second is that even among SMEs that already have banking relationships, rejection rates for trade finance proposals are considerably higher than those of the general firm population.
Increasing Infrastructure Investment with Spillover Tax Revenues
ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino explains how more private sector money can be secured in order to further build infrastructure in Asia.
Obesity in Asia and the Pacific: Facts, Consequences, and Policies for Better Health
The Asian Development Bank Institute estimates that obesity can cost economies as much as 5% of GDP. It recommends changes on two fronts. Matthias Helble, research economist at ADBI, proposes that to reduce this expenditure it is necessary to firstly, make school food healthier and label foods to show what’s in them and secondly, make exercise easier, safer, and more attractive.
Infrastructure Investment, Financing for SMEs and Start-ups
ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino looks at how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can strengthen their financial base in order to help a region on a path of sustainable economic growth.
How the Digital Economy is Changing Trade
Alisa DiCaprio, research economist at ADBI, looks at the relationship between trade and digitalization, including e-commerce, digital goods, and financial technologies.
Financial Inclusion, Regulation, and Education in Asia
Policies to promote financial inclusion need to be aligned with economic incentives; otherwise the results may miss targeted groups. Simply setting quotas for financial access for target groups is unlikely to ensure access for the neediest groups. Peter Morgan, ADBI senior consultant for research, explains that a thriving microfinance sector can make an important contribution to financial inclusion.
The Housing Challenge in Emerging Asia: Options and Solutions
Matthias Helble, Research Economist, Asian Development Bank Institute, is interviewed on the housing challenges confronting Asian countries and offers ways in which these can be tackled.
ADB's Work on Governance: Search for a Unifying Theme
Gambhir Bhatta, Technical Advisor (Governance), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank, explains how ADB addresses "governance" and looks at ways ADB and ADBI can make joint contributions in this area.
A Comparative Analysis of Central Local Government Relations
Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute, talks about the relationship between central and local governments in Japan and the PRC, with regard to tax revenues.
Monetary Policy and the Oil Market
Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute, talks about the effect monetary policy has on the price of oil and in doing so introduces a new ADBI publication: Monetary Policy and the Oil Market.