AEIR 2022

ADB—Asian Think Tank Development Forum 2017

(Colombo)

20–21 September 2017

About the forum

The 2017 ADB—Asian Think Tank Development Forum with the theme, “Financing for Sustainable Urbanization in Asia and the Pacific,” was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 20—21 September 2017.

Participants

The ADB-Asian Think Tank Development Forum 2017 was attended by participants from top think tanks in Asia and the Pacific region. New participants from think tanks in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Myanmar attended for the first time. Representatives from regional think tanks also attended, i.e., Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Central Asia and Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute, and ADB Institute. Also present during the forum were delegates from international development organizations including the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and UN Habitat, along with representatives from various ministries and universities in Sri Lanka.

Agenda

20 September 2017 — Day 1

  • Opening Ceremonies / Session 1:

    Moderator: Dushni Weerakoon, Acting Executive Director, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)

    • 09:30 a.m.
      • Welcome remarks
        Dushni Weerakoon, Acting Executive Director, IPS Sri Lanka
      • Opening Remarks
        Sri Widowati, Country Director, ADB Resident Mission in Sri Lanka
    • 9:30 a.m.—9:45 a.m.
      • Keynote address
        Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Government of Sri Lanka
        Bio
        Patali Champika Ranawaka was from an early age concerned about and involved in the social environment he lived and grew in. As an Engineering undergraduate at the University of Moratuwa, he belonged to those few who had obtained the highest marks at the Advanced level stream, in Mathematics and Physics. He was even in his final years of study, when most others were hell bent on their personal achievements, involved in issues of grave concern to the student population. Like the closure of universities, the occupation by the Indian forces in the North and East. His student life was however broader than the usual fare of student activism, and found expression in Art and in the production Sinhala drama. However these multifarious activities did not prevent him from obtaining in minimum time an Honours degree with a Class in Electrical Engineering, specializing in the area of Power systems.

        Soon after graduation he was naturally dragged into the whirlwind of the troubled political firmament, which was prevailing in the early 1990s and is so even today. But he had another life. As a consultant to the Open University of Sri Lanka, he kept his intellectual talents alive by indulging in serious mathematical work and philosophical research. During this period of around eight years, he wrote three books in Sinhala and published research papers in English together with other academics. No mean feat for someone for whom academia was merely part-time. However the philosophical, mathematical and somewhat technical questions he read and wrote on were not part-time; but instead engaged his total attention. The books ranged from one on student politics, to a vision of a third way, different from both the standard dogma’s of Marxism and the Market, a way which would lead to a ‘Green Future’ within the limits that both the environment and resources that this earth allowed for. His questioning of fundamental tenets of prevailing dogma, led him to ask and search for answers to deeper philosophical questions, and his book on a Relational realism, was an outcome of this search. He wrote academic material on new computer based mathematical areas such as Fractal geometries and Chaos theory. He researched and co-authored papers on environmental economics, resource accounting and developed incipient ideas on a new concept on productivity. A productivity that accounted for the total expenditure of Men, Materials and Energy. He presented a paper on quantum reality at a well-known conference on Buddhism and Modern science, held at the Institute of Fundamental Studies in Kandy, in 1997, and his paper was published as a chapter of a book on the proceedings of the Colloquium. At this colloquium, he was exposed to and critiqued by the best scientific and philosophical minds in the country.

        Champika represents a new breed of emerging politician, not only in this country but we hope worldwide. His life and work is a stark contrast to the self-seeking, corrupt and narrow-minded politician and that the people are fast growing disillusioned with. He represents the selfless, intelligent and concerned political culture of tomorrow. A politician who admittedly would have to adjust to the flawed politics of today; but never at any cost, sacrifice the ideals that he stands for; for the cheap attractions of power or the pot of gold that today’s politics offers for those who steal directly, or by deception, the people’s vote.

        The Taoist says ‘That the Earth and sky lives for a long time, simply because they do not live for themselves’. So will the politician of tomorrow be.
    • 10:00 a.m.—10:30 a.m.
      Photo session and coffee break
  • Session 2: Regional and Country Economic Outlook

    The session provides an overview of regional integration trends and issues in Asia. Country economic outlook presentations with subregional impact follow featuring the economies of the People’s Republic of China, India, and Sri Lanka.

    Moderator: Anbumozhi Venkatachalam, Senior Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

    • 10:30 a.m.—11:05 a.m.
      Regional Integration in Asia: Trends and Issues
      Cyn-Young Park, Director, ADB
      Bio
      Cyn-Young Park is Director of the Regional Cooperation and Integration Division in the Economics Research and Regional Cooperation Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In her current capacity, she manages a team of economists to examine policy issues related to regional cooperation and integration (RCI) and develop strategies and approaches to support RCI. Her team also produces the Asian Economic Integration Report, an annual publication on the progress of regional economic integration and policy challenges. During her progressive career within ADB, she has been a main author and contributor to ADB’s major publications including Asian Development Outlook (ADB’s flagship publication), Asia Capital Markets Monitor, Asia Economic Monitor, Asia Bond Monitor, and ADB Country Diagnostic Study Series. She has also participated in various global and regional forums including the G20 Development Working Group, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), ASEAN+3, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). She has written and lectured extensively about the Asian economy and financial markets.

      Prior to joining the ADB, she served as Economist (1999-2002) at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), where she contributed to the OECD Economic Outlook. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University. She holds a bachelor degree in International Economics from Seoul National University.

      Open Discussion
    • 11:05 a.m.—11:50 a.m.
      Country Presentations:
      • China’s Economic Outlook
        Qiangwu Zhou, Director General, International Economics and Finance Institute
        Bio
        Mr. Qiangwu ZHOU is Director General of International Economics and Finance Institute (IEFI), the Ministry of Finance of China. Under his leadership, IEFI carries out economic research on a wide range of issues and topics both domestic and international, and provides strategic and overarching policy recommendations to the top decision-makers of the Ministry of Finance and other governmental bodies of China. Before working in IEFI, he has over 15 years’ working experience in the budgetary departments and the International Department in the Ministry of Finance of China, during which he was assigned to work in the Chinese Permanent Mission to the United Nations in NYC and the World Bank Chinese ED’s Office in Washington, D.C..

        Qiangwu ZHOU has several publications on the international and domestic economy. He holds a Master Degree from Peking University, China.
      • India’s Economic Outlook
        Radhicka Kapoor, Research Fellow, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
        Bio
        Radhicka Kapoor is a Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). Prior to joining ICRIER, she worked at the Planning Commission and at the International Labour Organization, Geneva. Her broad areas of research interests include poverty and inequality, labour economics and industrial performance. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics, a Masters degree from Cambridge University and a Bachelors degree from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi.
      • Sri Lanka’s Economic Outlook
        Kithmina Hewage, Research Officer, IPS, Sri Lanka
        Bio
        Kithmina Hewage is a Research Officer at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) and a member of the World Ecomnomic Forum's Expert Network. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Bandranaike Centre for Internatiohnal Studies (BCIS). His work is mainly based on international political economics, foreign direct investment, international trade policy, and private sector dovelopment. He completed hi undergraduate degree at the John Hopkins University with departmental and university honours and graduated from University College London (UCL) wit an MSc in Intertnational Public Policy where he authored a thesis on the political -economy of foreign aid at the World Trade Organization (WTO). He has published articles in several international journals and other international outlets.
    • 11:50 a.m.—12:20 p.m.
      Open Discussion
    • 12:20 p.m.—1:30 p.m.
      Lunch
  • Session 3: Financing for Sustainable Urbanization in Asia and the Pacific (Part 1)

    The first part of session 3 discusses Asia’s infrastructure needs and how it could be met. Country experiences in meeting urban infrastructure requirements for housing, solid waste, water supply and land are featured. Incentive schemes for public--private partnerships are discussed as well as directions to finance the PRC’s Belt and Road Initiative.

    Moderator: Nonarit Bisonyabut, Research Fellow, Thailand Development Research Institutes
    Bio bisonyabut@tdri.or.th | nonarit.b@gmail.com

    Work Experience
    •    2010-present—Research Fellow, Thailand Development Research Institute
    •    2017—Subcommittee on Indicators for the Assessment of Corruption Risk,
         The National Anti-Corruption Commission (ONACC)
    •    2013-14—Advisor on Monetary, Finance, Banking and Financial Institutions, Senate
    •    2011-14—Subcommittee on Monetary, Finance, Banking and Financial Institutions, Senate
    •    2010—Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University
    •    2010—Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    •    2007-09—Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    •    2005-07—Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    • 1:30 p.m.—2:15 p.m.
      Meeting Asia’s Infrastructure Needs
      Juzhong Zhuang, Deputy Chief Economist, ADB
      Bio
      Mr. Juzhong Zhuang joined Asian Development Bank in 1997, and is currently Deputy Chief Economist and Deputy Director General of the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department. He has written extensively on Asian development, and his latest publications include co-edited books, Inequality in Asia and the Pacific, published in 2014, and Managing Middle Income Transition: The Challenges Facing China, published in 2015. In 1992-1997, he was a Research Officer of the Development Economics Research Program at the London School of Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester.

      --Open Discussion
    • 2:15 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
      Country Presentations:
      • Financing for Urban Infrastructure in the Era of Climate Change and Disaster Risks: Philippines
        Marife Ballesteros, Vice President, Philippine Institute for Development Studies
        Bio
        Marife Ballesteros is Vice President of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies. She is a member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Economics (SOIE) and the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS). She earned her Masteral degree in Economics at the UP School of Economics and her PhD in Social Sciences at the Catholic University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She has written and published several papers on urbanization, housing and land policy, climate change and natural disasters and has been involved in various impact evaluation studies.
      • Potential Financial Instruments Toward Sustainable Urban Infrastructural Development in Indonesia
        Carunia Mulya Firdausy, Senior Research Fellow, Economic Research Centre-Indonesian Institute of Sciences
        Bio
        Prof. Carunia Mulya Firdausy currently works as a Research Professor at the Economic Research Centre, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (P2E-LIPI), Jakarta. He also serves as a Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tarumanagara, Jakarta.

        After returning from his Masters study of Agricultural Economics Development (MADE) at the Australian National University (ANU), Master of Economics at University of New Castle, Australia, and PhD program at the Faculty of Economics and Commerce, University of Queensland in 1993, He occupied several executive positions in various organizations. His first executive position was as (1995-1997) during New Order era. Other executive positions that he has held since then include Director of the Economic Research Centre, P2E-LIPI (1996 — 2001), Special Adviser for Indonesia’s National Defense Council (Wantannas) for economic affairs (2001-2002), member of the Joint Selection Team (JST) for the Australian Development Scholarships administered by Australian Aid (1996-2008), Chairman of Transportation Technology and Management Committee at the Office of the Minister of State for Research and Technology (2005-now), National Chairman for ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (ASEAN COST, 2005-2010), President of Non-Align Movement on Science and Technology (NAM’s S&T, 2005-2010) and as Deputy for Social Dynamics of the Minister of State for Research and Technology (2005-2010). He was also the executive chairman for Indonesia-Australia Alumni Reference Group, 2010-2013 and currently as the Indonesian coordinator for the East Asian Development Network (EADN), Manila , The Philippines.

        Apart from his previous executive positions and long experiences in the government and non-government organizations, he is also very active in teaching and supervising master and doctoral students in both private and state universities since 1993. His major study area of interest is in development economics and other related areas. Papers that he has published in international journals include the study on poverty in Indonesia, published by the Asian Development Review (ADB) in Manila and the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (BIES), Australia to name just two. A number of books in English and Indonesian have also been widely published in several international and national economic publishers. He also has presented numerous papers in various international conferences held in Europe, USA, Africa, Asia and certainly in Indonesia. Please Google search or Google scholar or Scopus index for his name for further details of his academics works. He can be reached at cmfirdausy@gmail.com
      • Sustainable Financing for Urban Solid Waste Disposal Services in Sri Lanka
        Bilesha Weeraratne, Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka
        Bio
        Bilesha Weeraratne is currently a Research Fellow, attached to the Labour, Employment and Human Resources Development unit at the IPS. She is also serving as an International Consultant to the Asian Development Bank, Philippines. Previously, Bilesha was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. Prior to moving to the United States, she worked at the IPS and at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

        Bilesha’s research interests include internal and international migration, urbanization, economics of education, labour economics, economic development, econometrics & economic modeling, and economics of sports.

        Bilesha holds a BA in Economics from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, an MA in Economics from Rutgers University, USA and an MPhil and PhD in Economics from the City University of New York, USA. bilesha@ips.lk
    • 3:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
      Open discussion
    • 3:30 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
      Coffee break
    • 4:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
      Moderator: Shiro Patrick Armstrong, Director, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
      Bio
      Shiro Patrick Armstrong is an economist and Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He is Director of the Australia-Japan Research Centre, Editor of the East Asia Forum, Director of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and Research Associate at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at the Columbia Business School. Shiro took his PhD in Economics from the Australian National University and has been visitor to Tokyo University, Peking University, Harvard University and Columbia University. He is a recipient of an Australian Government Endeavour Research Fellowship, Gary Saxonhouse Prize Fellowship for Japanese Economics, Crawford Award for best paper on the Japanese Economy, Japan Foundation Fellowship, Pacific Trade and Development Conference (PAFTAD) Fellowship, Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award for Public Policy and Outreach and twice the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Service Quality.

      His publications include 5 edited books, numerous peer-reviewed journal publications including in the World Economy, Asian Economic Journal, Foreign Affairs and Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, and is a regular contributor to the opinion pages of the Australian Financial Review. His research interests cover Asian economies, economic integration, international trade and foreign direct investment and the Japanese economy.
      Country Presentations:
      • Dynamics of Financing and Governances of Melamchi Water Supply Project in Kathmandu, Nepal: Lessons Learning
        Ram Kumar Phuyal, Associate Professor, Center for Economic Development and Administration, Tribhuvan University
        Bio
        Associate Professor in Economics, Centre for Economic Development and Administration (CEDA),Tribhuvan University, Nepal

        Ram Kumar Phuyal, a career of Mathematics and Economics in Tribhuvan University (TU), Kirtipur, joined as a faculty at the department of Economics (Patan Multiple Campus), TU in its post graduate program immediately upon earning his MA. in economics in 2000. After teaching there for five years in post-graduate level, he was awarded scholarship to pursue his Ph.D. in Economics in South Korea.

        He was at Chonnam National University (CNU) from 2006 to 2011 for his Ph.D. He was awarded Doctoral degree in economics on the dissertation topic entitled “Three Essays on Competition and Regulation in a Quality Differentiated Duopoly Models” from CNU in February, 2011, and he also worked as a Post Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Regional Development (CRD), South Korea, for one additional year (2011 to 2012).Then, on his return, was appointed as Associate Professor of Economics in the Centre for Economic Development and Administration (CEDA), Tribhuvan University.

        Dr. Phuyal has published about a dozen of research papers in the world-class scholarly journals, and a couple of his researches are still in pipe line for the publication. He has presented more than two dozens of academic papers in prestigious international conferences in different parts of the world. He has been guiding Master’s and Ph.D. students as supervisor and internal examiner in Tribhuvan University. Besides, he is an editor of “Journal of Development and Administrative Studies (JODAS)”.

        His academic areas of research interest are on applied microeconomics(Industrial Organization and International Trade) with major concentration on modeling competition and regulatory policy issues on firms, and trade(such as climatic impact on agriculture, quality on education, water supply and the service delivery systems) for reducing poverty and inequality. He teaches Microeconomics, Quantitative Techniques, Econometrics, Industrial Organization, International Trade, and Research Methodology in post graduate level.

        Dr. Phuyal was honored with the outstanding Ph.D. fellowship awards from CNU, in the year’s 2006 and2007 respectively, and Nepal Bidya Bhushan Padak-First Class by right honorable president of Nepal in September, 2012.

        phuyal_ram5@yahoo.com and (ii)phuyalramkumar@gmail.com
      • Financing the Belt and Road Initiative of the People’s Republic of China
        Qiangwu Zhou, Director General, International Economics and Finance Institute
        Bio
        Mr. Qiangwu ZHOU is Director General of International Economics and Finance Institute (IEFI), the Ministry of Finance of China. Under his leadership, IEFI carries out economic research on a wide range of issues and topics both domestic and international, and provides strategic and overarching policy recommendations to the top decision-makers of the Ministry of Finance and other governmental bodies of China. Before working in IEFI, he has over 15 years’ working experience in the budgetary departments and the International Department in the Ministry of Finance of China, during which he was assigned to work in the Chinese Permanent Mission to the United Nations in NYC and the World Bank Chinese ED’s Office in Washington, D.C..

        Qiangwu ZHOU has several publications on the international and domestic economy. He holds a Master Degree from Peking University, China.
      • Land Conversion During the Urbanization Process in Viet Nam: Current Status, Problems and Solutions
        Tran Kim Chung, Vice President, Central Institute for Economic Management
        Bio
        Ass. Prof. Dr. Tran Kim Chung has been working with CIEM, a think tank in economic policies of Viet Nam since 1984 and has served in its various departments prior to becoming its Vice President. He has conducted many research projects, published many articles on economic institution, economic structure, economic management, investment, cross — border trade, finance, land-housing and real estate market, public investment. He also served as a member of many Economic Line-Ministries Expert Groups; international groups on economic research, such as the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, World Link Project, Asian Think Tank Network, etc. After earning his diploma in Post Graduate in Economics of Development from the Australian National University, Dr. Tran Kim Chung obtained his Master in Economics of Development from the University of Manchester, his PhD in Economics of Development from the Ho Chi Minh National Political Academy and Ass. Prof. in economic since 2014.
      • Public—Private Partnerships with a Governmental Fund: An Optimal Incentive Device
        Keiichiro Oda, Research Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
        Bio
        Keiichiro Oda is senior fellow at Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry of the Japanese government and lecturer at Aoyama Gakuin University after having engaged in practices of policy-based financing as well as macro-economic analysis. His research interests have been in policy implications from game theoretic analysis of interactions between a bank and investors in the financial market, especially in applications to bank regulations or bank roles in environmental protection.
    • 5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
      Open Discussion
    • 6:00 p.m.
      Dinner (hosted by IPS Sri Lanka)

21 September 2017 — Day 2

  • Session 3: Financing for Sustainable Urbanization in Asia and the Pacific (Part 2)

    The session discusses in detail the fiscal implications of urbanization. It features presentations on infrastructure investments and promotion of small and medium-enterprises. The relationship between rural and urban areas are also examined.

    Moderator: Derek Brien, Executive Director, Pacific Institute of Public Policy

    • 9:00 a.m.—9:40 a.m.
      Fiscal Implications of Urbanization
      Sanjeev Gupta, Deputy Director, International Monetary Fund—Fiscal Affairs Department
      --Open Discussion
      Bio
      Sanjeev Gupta is Deputy Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and previously was its African Department and European Departments. Mr. Gupta has led IMF missions to some 25 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and represented the institution in numerous international meetings and conferences. Prior to joining the IMF, he was a fellow of the Kiel Institute of World Economics, Germany; Professor in the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad; and Secretary of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Gupta has authored/coauthored over 150 papers on macroeconomic and fiscal issues and authored/coauthored/coedited thirteen books; the most recent books, all published by the IMF, are "The Economics of Public Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies," 2012; "Energy Subsidy Reform: Lessons and Implications," 2013; “Equitable and Sustainable Pensions: Challenges and Experiences,” 2014; “Fiscal Policy and Inequality” 2015, “Fiscal Politics” 2017 and “Digital Revolutions in Public Finance” 2017 (see www.sanjeevgupta.net for details).
    • 9:40 a.m.—9:50 a.m.
      Video Presentation on Infrastructure Investment, SME Promotion and Education for Sustainable Growth
      Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
      Bio
      Naoyuki Yoshino is Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADB Institute); Professor Emeritus of Keio University, in Tokyo, Japan; and Senior Adviser at the Japan Financial Services Agency’s (FSA) Financial Research Center (FSA Institute). He obtained his PhD from Johns Hopkins University, where his thesis supervisor was Sir Alan Walters (who was Margaret Thatcher’s Economic Adviser). He was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States) and has been a visiting professor at various universities including the University of New South Wales (Australia), Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (France), University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). He was an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo and an Economics Professor at Keio University from 1991 to 2014. He was appointed board of the Financial Planning Standards Board in 2007, and also served as chairperson of the Japanese Ministry of Finance’s council on Foreign Exchange and its Fiscal System Council (Fiscal Investment and Loan Program Section). He was also a board member of the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan, chairperson of the Meeting of Japanese Government Bond Investors (Ministry of Finance), and was President of the Financial System Council of the Government of Japan. He was conferred honorary doctorates by the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) in 2004 and by Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) in 2013; he also received the Fukuzawa Award from Keio University for his contribution to academic research in 2013. He teaches “Financial System of Japan” at the University on Air through nationwide television network in Japan every week. He is the President of Financial Education Council organized by the Central Bank of Japan, Financial Services Agency (FSA), Ministry of Education, Cabinet Ministry and private financial institutions.
    • 9:50 a.m.—10:50 a.m.
      Country Presentations:
      • The State of Urban Living: A Review of Housing Laws and Financing Instruments in Urban Pakistan
        Shujaat Farooq, Senior Research Economist, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
        Bio
        Dr. Shujaat Farooq, an economist, holds a PhD in Economics from the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE). Currently he is working in Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), the largest Social Safety Nets (SSN) in Pakistan, as Director Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (on deputation from PIDE). He is also an Assistant Professor of Economics in PIDE and in previous worked in academia (National University of Science and Technology), governmental institutes (Ministry of Finance) and development partners (World Bank). Dr. Farooq has extensive experience in research and policy work in the diversified disciplines of economics i.e. poverty, education, labor and rural economy. He has been involved in various national policy formulations including rebasing of official poverty line, vision 2025 and National Socio Economic Registry up-dation. He wrote several papers, published in well-known national and international journals. He has also supervised numerous students in their MS Dissertations.
      • Global Capital Supply and Sustainable Urbanization: Investment-led Development Financing
        Xiaoming Huang, Professor and Director, Wellington Network of Asia-Pacific Research & Policy, Victoria University of Wellington
        Bio
        Xiaoming Huang is Professor of International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Professor Huang is founding director of the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre, and Member of the Steering Group of Victoria University of Wellington’s Enabling NZ Asia-Pacific Trading Nation Network.

        A specialist on Asian political economy, Professor Huang teaches political science and international relations at Victoria University of Wellington. Dr Huang is an active participant and contributor to the New Zealand public policy sector on Asian policy, a principal organizer of teaching, research and analysis on Asia-Pacific economic development and regional institutions at New Zealand universities, and advises governments and international and regional organizations on Asian political economy and international relations.

        Professor Huang is author of Strong Market and Weakening State: The Political Economy Transition in East Asia (Georgetown University Press); The Rise and Fall of the East Asian Growth System 1951-2000: Institutional Competitiveness and Rapid at Economic Growth (Routledge); Politics in Pacific Asia (Palgrave); The Institutional Dynamics of China's Great Transformation (Routledge); China, India and the End of Development Models (Palgrave), China and the International System (Routledge), Modern Economic Development in Japan and China: Developmentalism, Capitalism, and the World Economic System (Macmillan).
      • Dynamic Relationship Between Rural and Urban Area
        Enkhbaigali Byambasureng, President, Analysis Group of Mongolia
        Bio
        Doctor, Professor Enkhbaigali Byambasuren is former director of the National Development Institute of Mongolia, director of Management Institute of Academy of Management, Implementing Agency of Government of Mongolia. She worked as policy analyst, expert for many international organizations, member of Economy Council for Prime Minister of Mongolia, member of Policy Council for Financial Regulation Committee, Council for Minister of Education.

        Prof.Enkhbaigali worked as leader for Long term Development Policy Formulating Professional Workgroup of Parliament WorkGroup in 2014 and 2015. She has many works published internationally, published more than 150 works in fields of policy making, policy analysis, management, and economics.

        She has educational background in management, public administration, economy, system theory and nonlinear dynamics. Her research fields vary from social identity, practice of management, export oriented economy policy, knowledge based economy, and innovation technology to policy impacts on socio-economic life.
      • Financing for Effective, Inclusive and Sustainable Urbanization — China case
        Li Xu,Senior Research Fellow, ADBI
        Bio
        Feb.2015 till now Technical Assistant Division, International Fiscal and Finance Cooperation Department of Ministry of Finance, P.R.China.

        Being responsible for deepening cooperation between MOF and OECD, Having participated in organizing and formulating Memorandum of Understanding between MOF and OECD (signed on Mar.20,2015 by Mr.Lou Jiwen and Mr. Angel Gurría) and related materials, coordinating with related department to engage in joint study with OECD, being in charge of study on structure reform form supply front in China, responsible for formulating and implementing OECD-MOF Action Plan for 2015,2016 . Successfully organized High Level Dialogue on New Approaches to Economic Challenges co hosted by OECD.

        Jun.2005-Feb.2015 Economic Forecasting and Analysis Division, Fiscal Policy & Affairs Department, Ministry of Finance, P.R.China.

        Being responsible for deepening cooperation between MOF and OECD, Having participated in organizing and formulating Memorandum of Understanding between MOF and OECD (signed on Mar.20,2015 by Mr.Lou Jiwen and Mr. Angel Gurría) and related materials, coordinating with related department to engage in joint study with OECD, being in charge of study on structure reform form supply front in China, responsible for formulating and implementing OECD-MOF Action Plan for 2015,2016 . Successfully organized High Level Dialogue on New Approaches to Economic Challenges co hosted by OECD.
    • 10:50 a.m.—11:20 a.m.
      Open discussion
    • 11:20 a.m.—11:40 a.m.
      Coffee Break
  • Session 4: ATTN: Way forward

    The session will discuss future direction for the Think Tank Network.

    • 11:40 a.m.—11:50 a.m.
      ATTN Accomplishments
      Dongxiang Li, Lead Regional Cooperation Specialist, ADB
    • 11:50 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
      Options/Next Steps for the ADB—Asian Think Tanks Network
      Juzhong Zhuang, Deputy Chief Economist, ADB
      Bio
      Mr. Juzhong Zhuang joined Asian Development Bank in 1997, and is currently Deputy Chief Economist and Deputy Director General of the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department. He has written extensively on Asian development, and his latest publications include co-edited books, Inequality in Asia and the Pacific, published in 2014, and Managing Middle Income Transition: The Challenges Facing China, published in 2015. In 1992-1997, he was a Research Officer of the Development Economics Research Program at the London School of Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester.
    • 12:00 p.m.
      Open discussion
    • 12:30 p.m.
      Concluding remarks
      ADB and IPS Sri Lanka
    • 12:35 p.m.
      Lunch
  • Session 5: ATTN Networking Session

    • 2:00 p.m.—5:30 p.m.
      Cultural Site Visit and Networking activity (hosted by IPS Sri Lanka)