In this podcast, Asian Development Bank Institute Dean Tetsushi Sonobe explains how global efforts to advance quality infrastructure development could enable a more sustainable and inclusive COVID-19 recovery. He stresses the importance of promoting infrastructure that recouples economic, social, and environmental prosperity, with attention to building support for projects among the general public and private sector. The discussion is based on policy research being led by ADBI and other think tanks through their collaboration in the Think20 or T20—the think tank network of the G20. Read the transcript https://bit.ly/3wF0j6X Related link Think20 (T20) https://bit.ly/3urFfiO
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How are COVID-19’s economic impacts in Asia shaping the region’s post-pandemic policy prescriptions?
11:06How has the COVID-19 crisis impacted the Asian economy and what can the region’s policy makers do to advance economic recovery? In this podcast, ADBI Research Fellow John Beirne addresses these fundamental questions, describing new research that underscores the importance of building longer-term resilience and sustainability in Asia and possible ways forward. The discussion draws upon his new coedited book COVID-19 Impacts and Policy Options: An Asian Perspective, the inaugural entry in the ADBI Series on Asian and Pacific Sustainable Development, Beirne coedited the book with Tetsushi Sonobe, ADBI Dean, and Peter J. Morgan, ADBI Vice-Chair of Research. Read the transcript https://adbi.me/3jdXcyC Related link COVID-19 Impacts and Policy Options: An Asian Perspective https://adbi.me/3ACY6L1
What Central Asia can tell us about bridging infrastructure and firm competitiveness gaps
7:13Like other emerging markets in Asia, Central Asia faces a significant need for infrastructure development to support onward growth but a comparable shortfall in project financing and implementation capacity. In this podcast, ADBI’s Dina Azhgaliyeva and Ranjeeta Mishra, and the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute’s Kamalbek Karymshakov explain the importance of bridging these infrastructure gaps for firm performance and trade in Central Asia. They also describe how policy lessons and solutions here can be applied to other parts of developing Asia. The discussion draws upon the ADBI working paper entitled, Infrastructure and Firm Performance in CAREC Countries: Cross-Sectional Evidence at the Firm Level. Read the transcript https://adbi.me/3EVEcOH
Harmonizing intellectual property regimes could boost innovation in Asia, but how feasible is it?
8:08Harmonizing intellectual property regimes could boost innovation in Asia, but how feasible is it? What steps could Asia take to enhance intellectual property protection and what impact could it have on the future of innovation development in the region? In this podcast, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Peter Fowler explains the link between intellectual property rights and growth, the status of intellectual property protection and enforcement in Asia, and the path to harmonization that boost trade and competition in a globalized, digitally-driven marketplace. Read the transcript https://adbi.me/3loEqoK Related link ADBI Featured Speaker Webinar: United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Peter Fowler on IP Protection and Enforcement for Trade, Competition, and Innovation in Asia and the Pacific adbi.me/3j1pmwa
How to boost the circular economy and potential for a green recovery in Asia
11:20COVID-19 recovery in developing Asia could follow a traditional growth path that relies on carbon- and resource-intensive production. By contrast, the transition to a circular economy could deliver greener and more enduring post-pandemic growth in the region. In this podcast, ADBI’s Linda Arthur and Derek Hondo, describe the prospects for achieving such a breakthrough and associated principles and policy priorities. Read the transcript https://adbi.me/3kIbiZj Related link Virtual Conference on Circular Economy in Emerging Markets: Unlocking the Potential for Green Recovery in Developing Asia https://adbi.me/2WCCGPK
India shows how boosting clean water delivery can improve women’s economic participation
8:21The burden of water collection and distribution often disproportionately falls on the shoulders of women in Asia’s developing economies, where gaps in water infrastructure and hygiene persist and are particularly acute at a household level. In this podcast, Ashish Sedai of Colorado State University describes clean water access challenges in the region, how the adoption of piped water in households in India is helping to increase women's labor force participation, and the impact gender-balanced household income can have on water service quality and sustainable development. Read the transcript https://adbi.me/2XqEvQo Related link Who Benefits from Piped Water in the House? Empirical Evidence from a Gendered Analysis in India https://adbi.me/3wy1sgu
New Zealand Commission Board Chair Assesses the Future of Infrastructure Development in Asia
9:24Developing Asia will require around $30 trillion in infrastructure investment through 2030, according to the Asian Development Bank. But how has COVID-19 affected the infrastructure landscape and what role can the sector play in pandemic recovery across the region? In this podcast, New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Board Chair Alan Bollard describes post-pandemic infrastructure development conditions and impacts in Asia and the Pacific. He also addresses onward project financing, climate change, and sustainability considerations. The discussion draws on an ADBI Featured Speaker Webinar with Dr Bollard, who served as Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor during the Global Financial Crisis and its aftermath as well as Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat in Singapore from 2013 to 2018. Read the transcript https://adbi.me/2VfIu1a Related link ADBI Featured Speaker Webinar: New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Board Chair Alan Bollard on the Role of Infrastructure in COVID-19 Recovery https://adbi.me/3qBoO3o
What do COVID-19 work behavior adaptations in the UK reveal about the future of public transport?
9:34With COVID-19 lockdowns, quarantine requirements, and work from home arrangements still prevalent, how will the pandemic impact the future of public transport and what lessons can policy makers in Asia learn from global experiences within the sector? In this podcast, we take a look at what’s happening outside the region with Greg Marsden of the University of Leeds Institute of Transport Studies, who describes travel developments in the United Kingdom. He details COVID-19 era working pattern shifts, commuter behavior, and the implications for the economics of public transport and public policy, including key takeaways for Asia’s cities. Read the transcript https://bit.ly/3rccB5v Related link ADBI Featured Speaker Webinar: Greg Marsden on COVID-19 Era Travel Behavior and its Policy Implications in the United Kingdom https://bit.ly/3hK7CWu
How one of Asia’s most dirty fuel-reliant areas can transition to clean energy use
7:35Central Asia remains highly dependent on polluting solid fuels despite significantly increasing access to cleaner alternatives in the region. In this podcast, ADBI’s Dina Azhgaliyeva and Ranjeeta Mishra, and CAREC Institute’s Kamalbek Karymshakov explain the implications of this gap, and what policy makers can do about it moving forward. The discussion draws upon their recent article in the Journal of Environmental Management entitled, “Why energy access is not enough for choosing clean cooking fuels” and ADBI working paper entitled, “What determines coal consumption for heating residential space in Central Asia.” Read the transcript https://bit.ly/2TxU9aE Related link Why Is Energy Access Not Enough for Choosing Clean Cooking Fuels? Sustainable Development Goals and Beyond https://bit.ly/3gtArpF What determines coal consumption for heating residential space in Central Asia https://bit.ly/2UbPXha
What does the future hold for post-pandemic labor migration in Asia?
8:29Economic and social disruptions accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic have sharply affected labor migration in Asia. In this podcast, ADBI Capacity Building and Training Economist Pitchaya Sirivunnabood describes the pandemic’s implications for labor mobility as well as the role of digitalization in boosting labor migration management moving forward. The discussion draws upon Labor Migration in Asia: Impacts of the COVID-19 and the Post-Pandemic Future, a report by ADBI, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and International Labour Organization. Read the transcript https://bit.ly/2T64EBX Related link Labor Migration in Asia: Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis and the Post-Pandemic Future https://bit.ly/3fUIf3g
ADBI’s Dean explains how infrastructure recoupling could deliver a more effective pandemic recovery
7:35In this podcast, Asian Development Bank Institute Dean Tetsushi Sonobe explains how global efforts to advance quality infrastructure development could enable a more sustainable and inclusive COVID-19 recovery. He stresses the importance of promoting infrastructure that recouples economic, social, and environmental prosperity, with attention to building support for projects among the general public and private sector. The discussion is based on policy research being led by ADBI and other think tanks through their collaboration in the Think20 or T20—the think tank network of the G20. Read the transcript https://bit.ly/3wF0j6X Related link Think20 (T20) https://bit.ly/3urFfiO