Events

Book Launch: Infrastructure Financing in Asia

29 October 2019
Quezon City
Philippines

 

Developing Asian countries need to invest more than 5% of their gross domestic product over the next decade to be able to meet the infrastructure needs of their fast-growing economies, according to Infrastructure Financing in Asia, a new book edited by ADB Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development Mr. Bambang Susantono.

Many, if not most, of the countries in the Asia and Pacific region are currently investing less than the proposed 5% of GDP for infrastructure development. At this rate, financing infrastructure to maintain and sustain economic growth and development will be a tough challenge.

To address this challenge, the book offers a variety of policy approaches, such as wide-ranging public finance and institutional reforms to create a stronger enabling environment for public-private partnerships. It provides outside-the-box solutions in the form of tax financing, mass transit investments, and smart energy grid investments to help meet the infrastructure financing gap.

The book also explores alternative financing methods to unlock long-term funding from institutional investors and offers mechanisms to deepen the region’s bond markets.

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 Elkin Nurmammadov, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) University
21 Nov 2019 Opening Remarks Bambang Susantono, ADB
21 Nov 2019 Book Chapter Overview Book Chapter Overview: The Past and Future Role of Asia’s Infrastructure in Development
This presentation gave an overview of Chapter 1 of the publication, "Infrastructure Financing in Asia", which examined how infrastructure conditions...
Rana Hasan
21 Nov 2019 Book Chapter Overview Book Chapter Overview: Why Institutions Matter for Closing Asia’s Infrastructure Financing Gap
This presentation gave an overview of Chapter 2 of the publication, "Infrastructure Financing in Asia". It examined the types of infrastructure...
Aimee Hampel-Milagrosa, Lotis Quiao
21 Nov 2019 Discussion and Open Forum Tugra Musayeva, ADA University
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 Opening Remarks Masato Abe, UNESCAP
25 Nov 2019 Message Bambang Susantono, ADB
25 Nov 2019 Book Presentation Infrastructure Financing in Asia Donghyun Park, ADB
25 Nov 2019 Roundtable Discussions and Open Forum Shobhakar Dhakal, Asian Institute of Technology
25 Nov 2019 Roundtable Discussions and Open Forum Bindu Lohani, The Centennial Group
25 Nov 2019 Roundtable Discussions and Open Forum Noni Sri Ayati Purnomo, PT Blue Bird Tbk
25 Nov 2019 Closing Remarks Hideaki Iwasaki, Thailand Resident Mission, ADB

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