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Toward Optimal Provision of Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific: Conference Highlights

Publication | October 2018
Toward Optimal Provision of Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific: Conference Highlights

This publication presents highlights of a conference that discussed the theory, practice, and policy considerations of regional public goods.

This publication presents highlights of a conference that gathered leading academics, policy makers, and international organizations to discuss the theory, practice, and policy considerations of regional public goods. Jointly organized by the Asian Development Bank Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department and the Asian Development Bank Institute, the conference brought together Asia’s policy makers in order to consider and develop new ways of regional policy cooperation to deal with the region’s common challenges.

Contents 

  • Message from the Asian Development Bank
  • Message from the Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Day 1
  • Opening Session
  • Session 1: Issues and Challenges in the Provision of Regional Public Goods (Policy Panel 1)
  • Session 2 :Concept, Theory, and Framework of Regional Public Goods
  • Session 3: Benefits of Regional Public Goods: Sectoral Approaches with Evidence and Implications—Infrastructure, Technology, and Health
  • Day 2
  • Keynote Presentation: Regional Public Goods and Their Technologies of Aggregation
  • Session 4: Developing Countries’ Perspectives on Regional Public Good Provision: Sectors and Mechanisms (Policy Panel 2)
  • Session 5: Case Studies and Lessons from International Experience in Regional Public Good Provision: Europe and Latin America
  • Session 6–1: Regional Mechanisms and the Role of Multilateral Development Banks in Provision of Regional Public Goods
  • Session 6–2: Regional Mechanisms and the Role of Multilateral Development Banks in Provision of Regional Public Goods (Policy Panel 3)