AEIR 2022

  • Welcome to the new home of
    the ADB—Asian Think Tanks Network.

    Watch out for announcement on events related to Think20 (T20) Indonesia, the engagement group for think tanks in support of G20 Presidency of Indonesia.

  • Asian Think Tank Development Forum 2021: Unlocking the Economic Potential of Tourism Industry Post-COVID-19

    16–17 November 2021, (Philippine standard time) more

  • ATTN 2019: The Global Value Chain and Economic Development

    The ADB—Asian Think Tank Development Forum 2019 was held on the 22nd–23rd of October 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar. Together with the Asian Development Bank, the forum was organized by the Centre for Economic and Social Development.(CESD). more
  • ATTN 2018: Upgrading Human Capital and Skills Development for Future Asia

    Held on 22–23 August 2018 at Canberra, Australia. Together with the Asian Development Bank, this forum was organized and hosted by the Crawford School of Public Policy of the Australian National University. more
  • ATTN 2017: Financing for Sustainable Urbanization in Asia and the Pacific

    The 2017 ADB–Asian Think Tank Development Forum was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 20–21 September 2017. more

The ADB-Asian Think Tanks Network (ATTN) is an informal group of think tanks actively engaged in research on sustainable growth and inclusive development in Asia and the Pacific region. ATTN consists of over 40 member institutions based in ADB’s member countries, with strong representation of state economic development policy research institutions.

Formed in October 2013, the network aims to: (i) enhance systematic knowledge sharing among member think tanks, specifically on development experiences and policy lessons; (ii) strengthen the think tank’s capacity to generate knowledge or provide policy advice on its domain; and (iii) raise the region’s voice in the international arena on issues related to economic growth and inclusive development.

The annual ADB-Asian Think Tank Development Forum serves as a platform for the ATTN members to exchange views, discuss research work, and share experiences on pressing development concerns. Since 2013, six forums have been held on dedicated topics such as (i) innovation and inclusion; (ii) financing sustainable urbanization; and (iii) technology and human capital development.

The ATTN benefits from the support of ADB technical assistance projects ─the Provision of Knowledge Products and Services to Developing Member Countries through Systematic Knowledge Sharing, funded by the People’s Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund (2013-2018); and the Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Integration Knowledge Partnerships and Research Network in Asia and the Pacific (2018-present). The member think tanks take turns in cohosting the annual forum with ADB.


ADB serves as network organizer and secretariat, through the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department.
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