AEIR 2022

  • Pacific Island Economies: Aiming for Sustainable Economic Development in the Midst of Growing Uncertainties

    We are pleased to invite you to join our Call for Papers for research on the Pacific Islands. Kindly refer to the full announcement for details on the research topics, submission procedure, and registration requirements. Chosen papers will receive a research support of $1000.00 and will be presented in a technical workshop on 25-26 April 2023, and at the ADB-Asian Think Tank Development Forum on 19-20 September 2023. One author per chosen paper will be sponsored to attend the events which will be held at the University of South Pacific in Fiji.

    We look forward to your submissions. Please feel free to invite research colleagues as well.

  • 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.

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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