ADB-ADBI Conference: Toward Optimal Provision of Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific | Asian Development Bank

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ADB-ADBI Conference: Toward Optimal Provision of Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific

Event | 10 - 11 May 2018 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan
Time of event

09:00–18:30 (Tentative)

Background

Rapid technological advances and deepening regional integration require Asia’s policy makers to consider and develop new ways of dealing with the region’s common challenges—cross-border trade and investment, vulnerabilities to volatile capital flows and financial shocks, regional infrastructure gaps, technological adaptations, environmental challenges, natural disaster responses, and communicable diseases, among others. Asia and the Pacific have benefitted from deepening regional cooperation and integration to tackle common challenges, but more is needed. The concept of regional public goods (RPGs) draws on the need for regional economies’ collective efforts to meet common challenges for development, where independent actions of individual nation states may not lead to adequate provision of RPGs, given the uncertainty of their impacts and/or concerns over free riding.

Objectives
  • Gather well-known scholars and experts on RPGs and promote discussion on relevant issues, which is expected to contribute to the theoretical and empirical literature and regional policy dialogue.
  • Assess lessons learned from Asian and other economies regarding factors affecting the provision of RPGs, and identify policies that can promote the optimal provision of RPGs.
Participants

50 academics, think tank researchers, and students.

Output
  • Eleven research papers
  • Policy briefs or working papers
  • Book publication
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Partner

Asian Development Bank (ADB)