Year in Review 2017 | Asian Development Bank

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Year in Review 2017

Message from the Dean

At the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), we applaud the many achievements of staff during 2017.

In January 2018, the 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, published by the University of Pennsylvania, ranked ADBI the second-best government-affiliated think tank and the best regional-studies center in the world.

I commend the dedication of ADBI staff, research fellows, consultants, and contributors who have shared their knowledge, talents, resources, and time to make these accomplishments possible.

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Capacity Building and Training

Overview

Capacity building and training (CBT) activities in 2017 addressed the themes of poverty reduction and inclusive growth, regional cooperation and integration, infrastructure development, environment and climate change, support for middle-income countries and promotion of private sector development.

Policy dialogues, training seminars, and workshops were organized in Tokyo and in several developing member countries (DMCs) in collaboration with national, regional, and international partner organizations, including the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute, International Labour Organization, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the World Bank.

As of 31 December, 51 CBT events were conducted, with over 2,266 participants.

Key Events:

Key Publication

Policy Briefs

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Research

Overview

In January 2018, the 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, published by the University of Pennsylvania ranked ADBI the second-best government-affiliated think tank and the best regional-studies center in the world.

Research activities in 2017 focused on studies that address emerging development issues that crosscut the areas of inclusive and sustainable growth, regional cooperation and integration, and governance for policies and institutions. The outputs of major studies will be developed into future capacity building and training activities. In 2017, 63 major events were conducted.

Highlights of Major Research Activities

Key Publications

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ADBI in the Media

ADBI in the Media