Events

Book Launch: Infrastructure Financing in Asia

29 October 2019
Quezon City
Philippines

 

Infrastructure Financing in Asia documents the evolution of Asia’s infrastructure over the past half-century and reviews existing literature on the role of infrastructure investment in supporting growth and social development. The book highlights the implications of tax financing and mass transit investments on land and property values and infrastructure financing and examines Asia’s current practices and new solutions that can help meet the infrastructure gap. It also discusses the role of institutions, how innovation can foster energy infrastructure investments and the role of bond markets in infrastructure investments.

The book also explores ASEAN+3 efforts in developing local currency bond markets to provide long-term local financing for infrastructure investment while providing financial resilience and examines the use of green bonds to finance sustainable growth in Asia.

The book is available to order from the World Scientific website

The book has been formally launched in Manila, The Philippines on October 29, 2019 with two more launches expected in Baku, Azerbaijan on November 21 and in Bangkok, Thailand on November 25.

 

 

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
29 Oct 2019 Welcome Remarks Elvira Zamora, University of the Philippines
29 Oct 2019 Opening Remarks Bambang Susantono, ADB
29 Oct 2019 Presentation about the Book Infrastructure Financing in Asia
This presentation gives a brief overview of the book, "Infrastructure Financing in Asia", a collection of papers which aims to give insights...
Donghyun Park, Shu Tian
29 Oct 2019 Roundtable Discussion Infrastructure Financing in Asia: Review and Comments
This presentation cited the book's admirable work in presenting the main issues surrounding infrastructure finance, emphasizing the need for...
Gilberto Llanto
29 Oct 2019 Roundtable Discussion Infrastructure Financing in Asia: Review and Comments
This presentation cited a number of lessons and evidence that government officials can take away from the book. It also gave an overview of ...
Denni Purbasari
29 Oct 2019 Closing Remarks Bruno Carrasco, ADB
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
21 Nov 2019 Welcome Remarks Fariz Ismailzade, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) University
21 Nov 2019 Opening Remarks Bambang Susantono, ADB
21 Nov 2019 Book Chapter Overview The Past and Future Role of Asia’s Infrastructure in Development Rana Hasan, ADB
21 Nov 2019 Book Chapter Overview Why institutions Matter for closing Asia’s Infrastructure Financing Gap Aimee Hampel-Milagrosa, ADB
21 Nov 2019 Discussion and Open Forum (To be confirmed)
21 Nov 2019 Closing Remarks Nariman Mannapbekov, Azerbaijan Resident Mission, ADB
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
25 Nov 2019 Welcome Remarks Naveed Anwar, Asian Institute of Technology
25 Nov 2019 Message Bambang Susantono, ADB
25 Nov 2019 Presentation about the Book Infrastructure Financing in Asia Donghyun Park, ADB
25 Nov 2019 Book Chapter Overview Why Institutions Matter for Closing Asia’s Infrastructure Gap Aimee Hampel-Milagrosa, ADB
25 Nov 2019 Roundtable Discussions and Open Forum (To be confirmed), Asian Institute of Technology
25 Nov 2019 Roundtable Discussions and Open Forum Bindu Lohani (to be confirmed), The Centennial Group
25 Nov 2019 Roundtable Discussions and Open Forum (To be confirmed)
25 Nov 2019 Closing Remarks Hideaki Iwasaki, Thailand Resident Mission, ADB

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