An Insight to Singapore’s Integrated Master Planning

This presentation discusses how Singapore, despite its constraints as a city-state, was able to develop and carry out an integrated and sustainable city master plan. It also identifies the key planning principles, enabling factors, and future challenges based on the context of Singapore.

How Technology Affects Jobs: Future of Jobs and Skills

Automation is putting some jobs at risk. On the other hand, technological advancement has been driving higher productivity that fuels economic growth.

This presentation summarizes Asian Development Bank’s report, Asian Development Outlook 2018: How Technology Affects JobsIt explains why the region should remain optimistic about future job prospects and shares ways on how governments could harness technology for inclusive growth and job creation.

Information Management and Proactive Disclosure

To institutionalize the implementation of freedom of information effectively, it is important to list public authorities as a way of ensuring that these offices could not declare themselves as private entities to avoid their responsibilities under the right to information (RTI). This presentation shares information on changes that are necessary for more effective RTI implementation.

The Role of Actuaries and Actuarial Standards in Developing Insurance and Pension Markets

The actuarial profession significantly contributes to the decision-making processes within the financial services industry, in the area of social protection, and in the management of risk.

Sri Lanka's Approach to 100% Household Electrification​

Mobile phone services provided immediate solutions to bringing affordable power connections to Sri Lanka's households​.

Sulakshana Jayawardena, Director (Development), Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy, discussed the Government's approach to bringing affordable electricity to all households in Sri Lanka. The presentation was part of the Smart Grid Technologies and Implications for Inclusive Development in Sri Lanka training program organized by ADB and the University of Melbourne.

How Safe are Your Roads? Lessons from Tajikistan

Road safety has an economic impact. Even the Sustainable Development Goals recognize this by including it under Target 3.6: "By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents”.

This presentation shares Tajikistan's efforts in promoting road safety, particularly its National Road Safety Strategy supported by ADB. 

Agricultural Market Efforts in Southeast Asia: Case of Myanmar and Thailand

Natural hazards such as floods and drought increasingly occur due to extreme weather events that are exacerbated by climate change. To cope with the adverse effects of climate change, familiarization of agricultural insurance as an adaptation measure is needed especially by developing world farmers who depend on agriculture for their livelihood. The Weather Index Insurance was developed by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance as a climate change adaptation measure for some countries in Southeast Asia.

Unique Health Identification

With increasing Universal Health Coverage, expanding health insurance schemes, and the desire for better disease surveillance comes the need for unique health identification.

Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Since it was established, Rags2Riches has trained more than 1,000 artisans and partnered with five designers. Learn how this Philippine-based social enterprise is changing the lives of underprivileged women by providing them high-value, sustainable jobs. 

Identifying, Understanding & Assessing Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Risks in Insurance

Insurance Core Principle (ICP) 22 provides insurance supervisors guidelines on anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism. This presentation shares how ICP 22 was concretely applied in Bermuda, which hosts the third largest reinsurance market in the world. It developed its own internal money laundering and terrorism financing risk assessment model that provides a systematic and practical way to assess these risks in a consistent manner across all the entities it regulates.