Strategies for Developing Asia's Future: 25 Years of the Asian Development Bank Institute
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Strategies for Developing Asia’s Future details the evolution of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) since its founding as the Asian Development Bank’s Tokyo-based think tank in 1997 and its efforts to provide the region’s governments and stakeholders with policy knowledge to effectively address sustainable development challenges and opportunities.
The book examines ADBI’s policy focuses and activities over various deanships. It highlights the 1997–1998 Asian financial crisis’s role in prompting calls for financial and structural reform. It discusses ADBI’s subsequent promotion of regional integration and cooperation, and infrastructure investment, as well as ADBI’s responses to the 2008–2009 global financial crisis, the Sustainable Development Goals and climate change, and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Strategies for Developing Asia’s Future also details the development of ADBI’s policy research, capacity building and training, and outreach activities and the institute’s collaboration with the Asian Development Bank and other knowledge partners. The book concludes by discussing how ADBI can maintain its relevance to its stakeholders over the next 25 years.
- 1. Founding of the Asian Development Bank Institute
- 2. Further Responses to the Asian Financial Crisis
- 3. Focusing on Inclusive Growth
- 4. Responding to the Global Financial Crisis and Promoting Regional Integration
- 5. Infrastructure Investment, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Finance, and Financial Literacy
- 6. Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Strengthening Research Methodology
- 7. Research
- 8. Capacity Building and Training
- 9. Outreach
- 10. Collaboration
- 11. The Asian Development Bank Institute in the Next 25 Years