Time of Event

Day 1: 15:00-18:00 Tokyo time
Day 2: 15:00-18:00 Tokyo time
Day 3: 15:00-18:00 Tokyo time

Summary

Infrastructure development could provide an important boost to COVID-19 recovery among developing Asian economies but will require financing solutions that address growing constraints on the use of public funds for projects due to the pandemic. New funding sources are particularly vital for tackling the region’s sustainable infrastructure investment gap, which is equal to 2.4% of GDP and includes financing for climate mitigation and adaptation. 

Cohosted with the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute, this final virtual workshop of the ADBI series on infrastructure impact analysis in Asia through big data will examine new, big data-based research on infrastructure’s socioeconomic spillover effects and measures for optimizing them to mobilize private investment growth within the sector.

Objectives
  • Assess the role of big data in gauging the spillover effects of infrastructure growth 
  • Consider how infrastructure’s spillover effects can be channeled to attract private investment for new projects 
Target Participants
  • Policy makers and experts from think tanks, universities, and other institutions, as well as postgraduate students 
Output
  • Enhanced understanding of how big data can be used to determine the spillover effects of infrastructure and policies for harnessing them to address project funding gaps 
  • Greater impetus for dialogue, research, and cooperation on innovative infrastructure financing and development  
Partners
  • Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Institute

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