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Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
The Asian Development Bank Institute provides intellectual input for policy makers in Asian Development Bank’s developing member countries. It does so by conducting research with a focus on medium- to long-term development issues of strategic importance that affects the region and through capacity building and training activities that contribute to ADB’s overarching objective of poverty reduction.
Patent and public procurement systems can help promote productivity-led growth by improving technology diffusion and supporting innovative solutions.
Enable small and medium-sized enterprises to become part of global value chains to revive economies and promote inclusive growth after COVID-19.
Policy challenges include the shift in financial intermediation away from traditional banks toward digital finance providers.
Bucking the digital trend, the appetite for cash is driven by such factors as opportunity cost, precautionary motives, aging, and demand from abroad.
An analysis of socioeconomic indicators shows India is a suitable market for bullet trains.
Design projects with high economic impact and share dividends with investors and communities through hometown investment funds, land trusts, and other instruments.
Policy responses to population aging should promote economic growth, higher productivity, and higher income for workers.
Digital finance promises to be an effective means of reaching the unbanked, but its use must be accompanied by consumer information and education.
Two of five adults in the Asia and Pacific region are overweight or obese and the costs associated with these conditions undermine economic growth as well as the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, particularly on health.
Combining materials processed in a single treatment plant offers cost savings and private sector opportunities in sanitation services.