New E-Learning Course Spotlights Post-COVID-19 Sustainable Infrastructure Development Keys
A new tuition-free, certificate-issuing ADBI E-learning course explores the changing infrastructure landscape amid the COVID-19 pandemic and priorities for advancing projects critical to sustainable and inclusive economic recovery. Led by ADBI’s Dina Azhgaliyeva and Nella Hendriyetty, and Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association President Rym Ayadi, Sustainable and Quality Infrastructure Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic describes economies’ shifting infrastructure needs and how to address greater public funding shortfalls. Based on policy guidance from the Group of 20’s (G20) think tank engagement group, the Think20 (T20), the course discusses green bonds, public-private partnerships, the G20's infrastructure role, and policy next steps.
ADBI-ICRIER Launch Webinar Series to Support India’s G20 2023 Presidency Countdown
ADBI and the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) launched a joint webinar series on 17 December to explore issues that will shape India’s 2023 Group of 20 (G20) presidency. ICRIER Director and Chief Executive Deepak Mishra explained that series’ aim is to provide knowledge support for the Government of India’s G20 policy agenda and help address needs of the region and global economy. Experts examined India’s participation in the G20 Rome Summit, COP26 climate change conference, and trade discussions in 2021, and the outlook for India’s global economic engagement. ADBI Vice Chair of Research Peter Morgan gave closing remarks.
Experts Present Smart Solutions for Cultivating Asia’s Agricultural Sustainability
Researchers described innovative measures for enhancing agricultural sustainability in rural Asia during an ADBI virtual conference on 8-10 December. They discussed the linkage between environmental factors and agriculture, food security and nutrition, water security, poverty reduction, and broader socioeconomic development in the region. Drawing upon new research, they explained how innovative farming practices, agricultural technologies, and policy support could help curb carbon emissions and environmental degradation while building the sector’s productivity and farming household resilience. View the webinar recordings and presentations.
ADBI Researcher Describes Asia’s Banking Sector Vulnerabilities to Non-Bank Credit Provision
ADBI’s John Beirne discussed the implications of alternative credit by non-banks on bank risk-taking in Asia during the India Finance Conference 2021 on 16 December, cohosted by the Indian Finance Association, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. Presenting his research on ASEAN+3 economies, he explained how the provision of credit by non-banks can raise bank insolvency risks in less financially developed economies during crises. In high financially developed economies, he noted that banking sector resilience overall is stronger, but that stricter regulation can increase instability as competitive pressures from non-banks may lead to risky searches for yields. He also called for regulatory reform that enables a more level playing field in credit provision across banks and non-banks.
- Levelling up innovation in Asia
- Circularity of plastics: From managing waste to generating less waste
- The next steps for meeting nationally determined contributions after COP26
- Carbon pricing’s potential to reduce emissions in Australia offers lessons for Asia
- Balancing the Spillover Effects of High-Speed Rail Infrastructure Investment in Asia
Harnessing Digitalization for Sustainable Economic Development: Insights for Asia
Digital transformation can raise the productive capacities of economies in Asia, helping to enhance trade, financial inclusion, and firm competitiveness.
Unlocking Transport Connectivity in the Trans-Caspian Corridor
Spanning from the People’s Republic of China through Central Asian countries along the Caspian Sea to Europe, the Trans-Caspian Corridor is an increasingly important channel for transportation and cross-border trade.
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