2017 Call for Papers
The 2017 ADB–Asian Think Tank Development Forum with the theme, “Promoting Sustainable Urbanization in Asia and the Pacific,” will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 20–21 September 2017. Members of the ADB–Asian Think Tanks Network are invited to submit papers related to financing the provision of basic services and the development of infrastructure in urban areas. The papers can cover, but not limited to, any of the following topics: (i) strategies, legal and regulatory framework; (ii) different financing instruments; (iii) public financing and/or private sector financing; (iv) public–private partnership; (v) inter-governmental fiscal relationship, fiscal reforms, and the alignment of financing obligations with financing options; (vi) internal and/or external financing; and (vii) any other topics that are relevant to financing for sustainable urbanization.
The paper can be either theoretical or empirical. It is encouraged that the papers will be policy-oriented, focusing on knowledge that can be shared or replicated, such as lessons, experiences, good practices and innovations. The papers can analyze specific issues from the perspective of a country, cross-country, a sub-region, or region-wide. Papers on non-regional or global developments and trends are also welcome. The selected papers will be presented on the 2017 Colombo forum, and other papers will be shared during the forum. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 05 May 2017. View full details.
ADB-Asian Think Tank Development Forum 2016 concluded
The ADB-Asian Think Tank Development Forum 2016 was held on 27-28 October 2016 in New Delhi, India. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressed the nearly 100 think tanks from across the Asian region and encouraged them to share knowledge and influence policy to make urbanization sustainable. With the theme of “Promoting Sustainable Urbanization in Asia and the Pacific”, participants discussed broad and country-specific challenges and learned the various financing schemes used by the more advanced Asian countries. The second day of the forum offered a dialogue between government representatives and think tanks on ways they could further collaborate. The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy and the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations co-hosted the event. See program
How and why we network Asian think tanks
Networking enhances peer learning, strengthens collective capacities, bridges the gap between research and policy advice, and eventually contributes to the effectiveness of public policies in developing Asia. View Blog