The new ADBI book Ways to Achieve Green Asia乐动体育注册 practically assesses the region’s changing environment and economic implications of climate change. It examines associated policy challenges and opportunities, ranging from environmental regulation to carbon market growth. The book also explores the relationship between globalization and the environment, including experiences and lessons learned in India and the People’s Republic of China relevant to advancing trade and green growth across Asian economies.
Produced by ADBI and ADB’s Gambhir Bhatta, “Those That Fix the Lights”: The Practice of Public Sector Management in Developing Asia evaluates governance trends and solutions vital to satisfying increasing demand for public goods and services. The book takes stock of the region’s governance and public sector reform challenges and describes keys to advancing priorities such as domestic resource mobilization, state-owned enterprise reform, and local governance and services provision.
Produced by ADBI and the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Water Insecurity and Sanitation in Asia 乐动体育注册addresses water and sanitation provision challenges related to rapid urbanization in the region. The book explores viable infrastructure financing solutions based on Asia’s recent water and sanitation sector developments and their spillover effects. It seeks to help meet increasing demand while mitigating government resource constraints, private investment risk-return concerns, and mixed public-private partnership results, particularly for sustainable sanitation.
City-level solid waste management strategies and best practices were spotlighted during an ADBI-City of Yokohama workshop in Tokyo and site visits in Yokohama on 9-11 December. The proceedings examined solid waste reduction and handling innovations in Yokohama, as well as experiences and lessons learned shared by participating officials from Batam, Indonesia; Da Nang City, Viet Nam; Mandaue City, the Philippines; and Suva, Fiji. The focus was on building capacity to improve waste segregation, recycling, incineration and disposal, and public outreach in cities in developing Asia and the Pacific.
- Distinguished Speaker Series: State Dependence of Fiscal Multipliers: The Source of Economic Fluctuations Matters
- ADBI-ICHARM Policy Dialogue on Water-Related Disaster Resilience Under Climate Change
- Conference on Investments in Startups and Small Business Financing
- 10th ADBI-OECD-ILO Roundtable on Labor Migration in Asia: Future of Labor Migration in Asia Challenges & Opportunities in the Next Decade
Ways to Achieve Green Asia
Escalating environmental degradation and the risk of climate change are attracting growing attention from both policy makers and the public.
“Those That Fix the Lights”: The Practice of Public Sector Management in Developing Asia
While countries in Developing Asia have had difficulties in instituting governance and public sector reforms, the scope for doing so has never been better.