NARBO: A Decade of Achievements (2004–2014)
The Network of Asian River Basin Organizations (NARBO) was launched in 2004 to promote integrated water resources management (IWRM) and improve water governance in Asia. This publication commemorates the 10-year anniversary of NARBO's founding and features a collection of narratives from water management practitioners across the region. These provide insights for the future direction of NARBO and highlight the necessity of improved water governance to tackle the water crisis in Asia.
Connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia
This book analyzes how closer regional connectivity and economic integration between South Asia and Southeast Asia can benefit both subregions, with a focus on the role played by infrastructure and public policies in facilitating this process.
Renminbi Internationalization: Achievements, Prospects, and Challenges
Following the global financial crisis of 2008, the major monetary policy objective of the People's Republic of China is the internationalization of the renminbi. It is, essentially, a window onto its government's aspirations and the larger process of economic and financial transformation. This book offers a new perspective on the larger issues of economic, financial, and institutional change in what will eventually be the world's largest economy.
Transpacific Rebalancing: Implications for Trade and Economic Growth
Some have argued that persistently large external imbalances in the world economy, especially among the economies that border on the Pacific, may have contributed to the global financial crisis. While the magnitude of global trade disruption led to a significant reduction in the imbalances, it may prove temporary. In this timely book, Asian and American economists explore the central questions on the issue with a view to achieving sustained rebalancing.
Building Human Capital through Labor Migration in Asia
This report is a summary of the major policy issues raised at discussions at the Fourth Roundtable on Labor Migration. It outlines the trends in labor migration in Asia and reviews the links between migration and human capital development. It also includes an overview of national initiatives and bilateral agreements on this issue as well as an examination of the impact of migration on family members, especially children, "left behind."
New Global Economic Architecture: The Asian Perspective
The global financial crisis of 2007–2009 exposed flaws and shortcomings in the global economic architecture and has sparked an international debate about possible remedies for them. This book addresses the important question of how a regional architecture, particularly one in Asia, can induce a supply of regional public goods that can complement and strengthen the global public goods supplied through the global architecture.
New Frontiers in Asia-Latin America Integration: Trade Facilitation, Production Networks, and FTAs
This book examines new frontiers in Asia–Latin America integration through interregional comparative studies in three key areas: trade facilitation, logistics, and infrastructure; production networks, supply chains, and small and medium-sized enterprises; and FTAs.
Financial System Stability, Regulation, and Financial Inclusion
This book is the record of a joint conference in 2014 organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute; Financial Services Agency, Japan; and International Monetary Fund Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on the topic of financial system stability, regulation, and financial inclusion.
A World Trade Organization for the 21st Century: The Asian Perspective
This book, with contributions from prominent Asian and international trade experts, critically examines key changes occurring in the world trading system and explores policy implications for Asia, offering lessons for other regions.
Connecting Central Asia with Economic Centers
This report by the Asian Development Bank Institute offers a macroeconomic overview of Central Asia from 1990 to the present; examines trade ties between Central Asia and economic centers; analyzes foreign direct investment links; examines finance, infrastructure, migration, institutions, and other linkages; and provides key policy recommendations for Central Asia's regional and global economic connectivity.
Financial Inclusion in Asia: Country Surveys
This book surveys the efforts to broaden financial inclusion in five major Asian economies: the People's Republic of China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand. While much progress has been made, the challenge of providing universal access remains a daunting one. The surveys reveal that each country has pursued its own approach to broadening financial inclusion and these experiences provide ideas and examples for furthering financial inclusion across Asia.
Reform of the International Monetary System: An Asian Perspective
The recent global financial crisis and its aftermath, including the sovereign debt and banking crisis in Europe, are key drivers of the current policy debate on the international monetary system. This volume brings together studies that address aspects of reform of the international monetary system, many with a specific focus on Asia and others that tackle the implications of the eurozone crisis as well as cooperation of regional and global safety nets.
ASEAN, PRC, and India: The Great Transformation
This book focuses on the prospects and challenges for growth and transformation of the region's major and rapidly growing emerging economies to 2030. It also examines the drivers of growth and development in the ACI economies and the factors that will affect the quality of that development. It explores links among the ACI economies and how these may shape regional and global competition and cooperation.
Disaster Risk Management in Asia and the Pacific
This book uses two international frameworks—the Millennium Development Goals and the Hyogo Framework for Action, a program focused on disaster risk management—to study the key trends in the region in terms of disaster incidence, sources of vulnerability and social and economic challenges.
ASEAN 2030: Toward a Borderless Economic Community
This book investigates long-term development issues for members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It finds that with a proper policy mix including domestic structural reforms and bold initiatives for regional integration, by 2030 ASEAN has the potential to reach the average quality of life enjoyed today in advanced economies. Through closer integration, ASEAN can form a partnership for shared prosperity, regionally and globally.
Trade Policy in Asia: Higher Education and Media Services
The provision of education and media services involves extensive public sector participation and significant domestic regulation. At the same time, they are dramatically affected by the information and communication technology revolution. This book provides readers with a comprehensive and consistent treatment of policy in the higher education and media services sector across Asia, identifying common elements and highlighting critical implications for trade policy.
Connecting Central Asia with Economic Centers: Interim Report
This is the interim report of the ADBI study on Connecting Central Asia with Economic Centers, focusing on Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The aim of the study is to examine the pattern of economic relationships between these economies and major economic centers, highlight emerging challenges, and explore policy implications. It considers trade ties, foreign direct investment and financial flows, migration and remittances, and institutional cooperation between Central Asian economies and major economic centers.
The Political Economy of Asian Regionalism
This book contributes to the theoretical and empirical literature on Asian regionalism, with a focus on the innovations needed to reform the current institutional architecture in Asia. After reviewing the key issues and challenges related to the political economy of Asia's economic cooperation and integration, the book discusses various aspects of regionalism from political and economic perspectives. It looks at the rationale for regional collective action and reviews the trend of economic integration.
Labor Migration, Skills, and Student Mobility in Asia
This report is a summary of the major policy issues raised at discussions at the Third Roundtable on Labor Migration. It highlights the trends and outlook for labor migration in Asia and assesses the labor market requirements for foreign workers, with a focus on building a skills mobility area among the ASEAN member states, links to education, as well as management of low-skilled migration and promotion of decent work opportunities for labor migrants.
Eco-Industrial Clusters: A Prototype Training Manual
This training manual is a pioneering attempt to bridge the gap between policy and practice of eco-industrial clusters by helping equip decision makers with knowledge of how to translate relevant aspects of research into an everyday working context. Through the use of various case studies from the rapidly industrializing Asian region, this manual, filled with worksheets, aims to demonstrate the sustainability potential and strategic importance of eco-industrial clusters in furthering innovation and competitiveness at local and sectoral levels.
Industrial Restructuring in Asia: Implications of the Global Economic Crisis
This book examines the impact of the global economic crisis of 2008 on the industrial structure in Asia. Although the crisis did not originate in Asia, Asian economies and financial markets felt its impact, which is likely to deepen significantly in the coming years.
Low-Carbon Green Growth in Asia: Policies and Practices
This book recognizes low-carbon green growth is imperative for developing Asia. It reviews low-carbon policy initiatives taken by Asian countries at the national, sectoral, and local levels, while assessing the achievements, identifying the gaps, and examining new opportunities. The volume notes that actions taken by several Asian countries so far have been impressive and replicable and the region's commitment to low-carbon green growth represents a move away from the old economic thinking of "grow first and clean later." Regional cooperation is needed to develop and disseminate cost-effective cleaner technologies, develop green industries, and create jobs. A decision to act together on ten key common issues would quickly make Asia the world's most important test-bed and a role model for the rest of the world in low carbon-green growth.
The Future of the World Trading System: Asian Perspectives
The essays in this eBook by leading Asian and international trade experts dissects key changes taking place in the world trading system. Edited by Richard Baldwin, ADBI Dean Masahiro Kawai, and ADBI Research Director Ganeshan Wignaraja, this eBook analyzes the future of global trade and explores policy implications for Asia.
Connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia: Interim Report
This interim report analyzes how closer regional connectivity and economic integration between South Asia and Southeast Asia can benefit both subregions, with a focus on the role played by infrastructure and public policies in facilitating this process. The report's focus is on connectivity in a broad sense, covering both hardware and software, including investment in infrastructure, energy trading, trade facilitation, investment financing, and supporting national and regional policies.
New Paradigms for Financial Regulation: Emerging Market Perspectives
The global financial crisis has led to a sweeping reevaluation of frameworks and paradigms for financial market regulation and macroeconomic policies. This book, the third in a series of ADBI and Brookings titles, aims to develop analytical frameworks and policy prescriptions for emerging markets so they can balance the goals of financial development and broader financial inclusionwith the imperative of strengthening macroeconomic and financial stability in these economies.
Low-Carbon Green Growth in Asia: Policies and Practices - Executive Summary
This booklet is an executive summary of the forthcoming ADB flagship project that will review and assess the low-carbon and green policies and practices taken by Asian countries. It identifies gaps and examines new opportunities for low-carbon green growth. The full-length book will be published in early 2013 and posted on this website for free downloading.
Managing Migration to Support Inclusive and Sustainable Growth
This report analyses international migration in Asia and provides, for the first time in a single publication, a statistical overview of international migration in some Asian countries. These data should help readers to understand the impact and role of international migration in Asia.
The Global Financial Crisis and Asia: Implications and Challenges
This book aims to identify and analyze the impact of the 2007–2009 global financial crisis on Asian economies and to assess the short-term and longer-term policy responses to the crisis in terms of their effectiveness and sustainability.
Infrastructure for Asian Connectivity
This book addresses the prospects and challenges concerning both soft and hard infrastructure development in Asia and provides a framework for achieving Asian connectivity through regional infrastructure cooperation towards a seamless Asia.
Capital Market Reform in Asia
The central theme of this volume is the progress of capital market reform in Asia after the 1997–1998 Asian financial crisis. In particular, the book examines the complex process of capital market deepening in emerging market economies in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2007–2008.
Policies and Practices for Low-Carbon Green Growth in Asia - Highlights
This booklet reviews and assesses the low-carbon and green policies and practices taken by Asian countries while identifying gaps and examining the new opportunities for low-carbon green growth. As the world's most populous region, with high economic growth, and a rising share of global greenhouse gas emissions Asia must be at the center in the global fight against climate change.
Shaping the Future of the Asia and the Pacific-Latin America and the Caribbean Relationship
This book examines the economic ties between Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In a mere decade, Asia has become LAC's second-largest trading partner. This trade relationship has greatly increased LAC's strategic and economic importance to Asia. The volume is a major collaborative effort by the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank Institute, and the Inter-American Development Bank.
ASEAN 2030: Toward a Borderless Economic Community - Draft Highlights
This booklet looks at the key factors likely to determine the next two decades of ASEAN economic development. ASEAN 2030 seeks to identify the aspirations of individual countries and the region as a whole; to investigate the key challenges to fulfilling these aspirations; and to offer policy options.
Implications of the Global Financial Crisis for Financial Reform and Regulation in Asia
This book highlights the challenges imposed by the global financial crisis—(i) preventing financial crises; (ii) responding to financial crises if they do occur; (iii) managing international capital flows; and (iv) deepening and integrating financial markets to provide an alternative source of funding to foreign capital flows—and suggests policy recommendations to address them.
Service Sector Reforms Asia-Pacific Perspectives
The papers in this volume were presented at a conference on "Reforming Services for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific," organized by ADBI and its partners, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT).
Monetary and Currency Policy Management in Asia
Monetary and Currency Policy Management in Asia draws lessons from the financial crisis of 1997–1998, and the global financial crisis of 2007–2009 and makes concrete macroeconomic policy recommendations aimed at minimizing the impacts of an economic and financial downturn, and setting the stage for an early return to sustainable growth. This is one of the first books since the global financial crisis to address the implications of the crisis for monetary and currency policy in emerging market economies, especially in Asia.
Services Trade: Approaches for the 21st Century
This report looks into the future for trade in services, and makes a number of recommendations to increase and improve such trade. It arises from a conference held in Hong Kong, China, in June 2011, jointly organized by ADBI and the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council.
Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific: How Can Countries Adapt?
This book compiles policies and best practices on climate change adaptation, focusing on the structural and nonstructural measures applied in the Asia and the Pacific region to adapt to climate change. It focuses on water resources, agriculture, and natural resources management, the most vital sectors for the region, from environmental, social, and economic perspectives. A prepublication highlights booklet is available.