Policy makers and Asian Development Bank experts joined an ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ±I-Stanford University Leadership Academy for Development train the trainers workshop on public policy development that opened on 26 October. The multi-session workshop examines case study writing and teaching best practices to help trainers deliver lessons and ideas for realizing policy change. It features group exercises on case study topic selection, scope, and student engagement, as well as participant presentations.
Ways to effectively evaluate inclusive sanitation project options was the focus of an ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ±I-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation virtual workshop on 21-22 October. The workshop was led by National University of Singapore¡¯s Tan Soo Jie Sheng who presented a case study-based assessment of sanitation challenges and city-wide inclusive sanitation growth measures, with a focus on project cost-benefit analyses (CBAs). Policy makers from developing Asia also participated in group exercises to consider CBAs from stakeholders¡¯ perspectives under various sanitation scenarios.
Regulators and researchers explored innovative governance reforms for promoting sustainable, digitally-based post-COVID-19 recovery in Asia during a virtual summit on 20 October, co-organized by ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ±I, the Financial Services Authority of Indonesia, and South East Asian Central Banks Research and Training Center. They urged a holistic, adaptive, and visionary approach to leadership and policymaking to minimize the economic and financial risks of accelerating digitization amid the pandemic. They also highlighted the importance of knowledge and skills development to mitigate the digital divide, ease the transition to new business models, and strengthen social protections.
Experts presented new research on the spillover effects of transportation projects on economies, the environment, and societies during a week-long ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ±I-Chubu University virtual conference that concluded on 16 October. They discussed approaches to transport infrastructure development that can enhance quality of life and how greater quality transport could boost sustainable development, with a focus on high-speed rail (HSR) growth. They also examined transport sector pandemic responses in Asia and the Pacific and ways to mitigate COVID-19¡¯s impacts on mobility and supply chains. An ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ±I policy note on deriving policies from land use-transport interactions for sustainable HSR development in the region was highlighted during the closing session.
- Virtual Workshop on Electricity Markets in Transition: Privatization, Competition, and Regional Cooperation
- ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ±I-ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ±-World Trade Organization Regional Policy Dialogue: Trade and Sustainability in the Context of COVID-19
- Virtual Conference on Blue Economy and Blue Finance: Towards Sustainable Development and Ocean Governance
Climate Change and Sovereign Risk
Governments must climate-proof their economies and public finances or potentially face an ever-worsening spiral of climate vulnerability and unsustainable debt burdens.
Energy Insecurity in Asia: Challenges, Solutions, and Renewable Energy
Relying on fewer energy resources, especially fossil fuels, will enhance energy insecurity for resource-poor economies.
Growing Central Bank Challenges in the World and Japan: Low Inflation, Monetary Policy, and Digital Currency
Central banks are facing a range of growing challenges that have arisen from recent trends in aging populations, low productivity, and new technology and innovation.
- Report on Climate Change and Sovereign Risk Explained
- Introducing ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ±I E-Learning¡¯s Course on Demographic Transition and its Impacts
- Introducing the Book Growing Central Bank Challenges in the World and Japan: Low Inflation, Monetary Policy, and Digital Currency
- Introducing the Book Environmental, Social, and Governance Investment: Opportunities and Risks for Asia
- Introducing ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ±I E-Learning¡¯s Course on Powering Green Investments
- ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ±I-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Renew Sanitation Partnership