Events

2016 Asian Development Bank-Asian Think Tank Development Forum

27 October 2016 to 28 October 2016

With the theme, “Promoting Sustainable Urbanization in Asia and the Pacific”, the 2016 Asian Development Bank (ADB)-Asian Think Tank Development Forum gathered around 70 participants representing 24 countries in the region. Held in New Delhi India, this year's forum was co-organized by the National Institute of Public Finance Policy and the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

The forum mainly aimed to deepen knowledge exchanges among think tanks in the region as they discussed the latest global and regional policy developments and country-specific experiences on sustainable urbanization. 

The ADB-Asian Think Tank Development Forum started in 2013 when the ADB-Asian Think Tank Network (ATTN) was established. The Forum is ATTN's flasgship knowledge sharing event, and has been organized annually since the network started. Each year, a think tank co-hosts the forum with ADB. Sessions cover latest global and regional policy developments and country-specific experiences and policy issues on innovation and inclusion.

Partners: 
National Institute of Public Finance Policy, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
Venue: 
New Delhi
India
Topic: 
Urban development
Knowledge management
ADB Organizer: 
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Event Coordinator/s: 
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
27 Oct 2016 Session 1 - Opening Ceremonies Welcome Remarks
Rathin Roy, Rajat Kathuria, and Naoyuki Yoshino
27 Oct 2016 Session 1 - Opening Ceremonies Keynote Address
Shri Arun Jaitley
27 Oct 2016 Session 2 - Economic Outlook Asian Economic Outlook and Challenges Ahead
Despite global headwinds, the growth in developing Asia is steady at 5.7% in 2016 and 2017. This growth, however, will also bring long-term...
Juzhong Zhuang
27 Oct 2016 Session 2 - Economic Outlook Financial Integration and External Spillovers
This presentation discusses the evolution of financial integration in the region. It also highlights the roles and impact of external shocks...
Peter Rosenkranz
27 Oct 2016 Session 2 - Economic Outlook Selected Countries’ Responses to Challenges
27 Oct 2016 Session 2 - Economic Outlook Open Discussion
27 Oct 2016 Session 3 - Challenges of Sustainable Urbanization Challenges for Sustainable Urban Development in Asia
Urbanization is a mega trend. Half of humanity lives in cities today, and the figure will increase to 60 percent by 2030. Rapid urbanization...
Michael Lindfield
27 Oct 2016 Session 3 - Challenges of Sustainable Urbanization Challenges of Sustainable Urbanization: The Case of Thailand
This presentation shares the experience of Thailand in dealing with the challenges of sustainable urbanization. It enumerates specific steps...
Nonarit Bisonyabut
27 Oct 2016 Session 3 - Challenges of Sustainable Urbanization Open Discussion
27 Oct 2016 Session 4 - Financing for Sustainable Urbanization Financing for Sustainable Urbanization
Mobilizing funds to suport sustainable urbanization remains a big challenge in Asia. Specifically, the biggest challenge is boosting...
Rana Hasan
27 Oct 2016 Session 4 - Financing for Sustainable Urbanization Financing for Sustainable Urbanization: Public-Private Partnership in Japan
Japan has wealth of experience in ensuring sustainable urbanization. This presentation shares some of Japan's financing mechanisms in funding...
Keiichiro Oda
27 Oct 2016 Session 4 - Financing for Sustainable Urbanization Financing Innovation as the Key to Urban Development in China
The rate of urbanization in the People's Republic of China (PRC) has been constantly growing. This presentation shares case studies ...
Qui AIjun
27 Oct 2016 Session 4 - Financing for Sustainable Urbanization Financing Sustainable Urbanization: Case of Korea
This presentation showcases the experience of the Republic of Korea in responding to rapid urbanization, particularly in financing the necessary...
Jeongho Kim
27 Oct 2016 Session 4 - Financing for Sustainable Urbanization Open Discussion
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
28 Oct 2016 Session 5 - Dialogue between Think Tanks and Government Clients Think Tanks’ Respective Mission and Services/Activities
28 Oct 2016 Session 5 - Dialogue between Think Tanks and Government Clients Feedback from Government Agencies
28 Oct 2016 Session 6 - Closing Ceremonies Updates on ATTN and Next Steps