ADBI Virtual Workshop on Analyzing Infrastructure Impacts in Asia Through Big Data: Spillover and Financing

Event | 3 - 4 June 2021
Online

Time of event

14:00–17:15 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.

This first of three ADBI virtual workshops on analyzing infrastructure impacts in Asia through big data examined new, big data-based research proposals on infrastructure’s socioeconomic spillover effects and measures for optimizing them to mobilize private investment growth. It also featured a related training session with Keio University Professor Emeritus Naoyuki Yoshino.

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
Participants
  • Policy makers and experts from think tanks, universities, and other institutions, as well as post-graduate 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
Conference Presentations

Paper 1: Predictive Analytics and Decision Making in Climate Infrastructure Solutions
Eugene Chao

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Paper 2: Big Data and Labor Mobility: How ICT and Transport Infrastructure Can Improve Employment and Livelihoods Across the CAREC Region
David Wells Roland-Holst, Kamalbek Karymshakov, Burulcha Sulaimanova, Kadyrbek Sultakeev

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Paper 3: The Socioeconomic Impact of Land Use Policy and Metro Investment in Urban India: Through Remote Sensing Floor Area Ratio Detection
Liming Chen, Rana Hasan, Ravi Ponnapureddy

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Paper 4: Assessing the Effectiveness of Infrastructure Investment in Central Asia: Evidence from Uzbekistan
Umid Abidhadjaev, Shakhrukh Bobojanov

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Paper 5: Can Investments in Soft Infrastructure Deliver a Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Boost to Central Asian Nations Post COVID-19
Jonathan Lane

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Paper 6: CBA of Spillover Tax Revenues of Infrastructure: Case Study of High-Speed Railway in Asia
Naoyuki Yoshino, Kai Xu, Deepanshu Agarwal, KE Seetha Ram

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Training I: Spillover Effects of Infrastructure Investment: Theory and Empirical Applications
Naoyuki Yoshino, Professor Emeritus, Keio University, Japan

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Training II: Spillover Tax Revenues for Attracting Private Finance Into Infrastructure
Naoyuki Yoshino, Professor Emeritus, Keio University, Japan

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Paper 7: Spatial Development in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Kenmei Tsubota, Souknilanh Keola

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Paper 8: Evaluating COVID-19 Impact on Firm Performance in Central Asia Using WBES and Night-Time Light Data
Dina Azhgaliyeva, Ranjeeta Mishra, Kamalbek Karymshakov

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Paper 9: Viewing Regional Economic Dynamics from Above Using Nighttime Lights and Land Cover: Insights from Dimly Lit Islands
Jesson Pagaduan

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Paper 10: Market Access and Firm Performance in India
Somnath Sharma, Shashi Kant, Takafumi Kawakubo, Ranjeeta Mishra, Dina Azhgaliyeva

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Paper 11: Policy Note on Spillover Effect of Information Technology Infrastructure in India
Naoyuki Yoshino, Kai Xu, Karti Berry, Deepanshu Agarwal, KE Seetharam

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