Knowledge Sharing Resources

Improving Logistics for Perishable Agricultural Products in the People’s Republic Of China

In the PRC, some 30% of perishable agricultural products are lost before reaching consumers. Improving Logistics for Perishable Agricultural Products in the People’s Republic of China reports on the logistics of efficiently moving produce to the tables of more than 1 billion consumers. Aimed at agricultural policy makers in the PRC, the report also offers lessons and guidance for other developing economies in the Asia–Pacific region.

 
6th People’s Republic of China-ADB Knowledge-Sharing Platform: Workshop on Deepening Public-Private Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific

The Knowledge-Sharing Platform workshop was attended by more than 100 participants from 18 countries. Sponsored by the PRC Ministry of Finance and ADB, and co-organized by the Public–Private Partnership (PPP) Research Committee led by the Research Institute for Fiscal Science, the workshop focused on new developments in PPPs, both regionally and abroad, while also discussing the enabling factors for a successful PPP in the context of ideal PPP models, and good practice in terms of PPP fiscal management.

 
Sustainable Vocational Training Toward Industrial Upgrading and Economic Transformation

Workshops held in Beijing and Guangzhou in December 2013, supported and organized by the Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative (RKSI), discussed best practice and models for vocational training, as well as the various supporting roles that government, the private sector, and vocational schools can play. The workshop agenda also included discussions of vocational-training financing and policy.

 
Book: Economics of Climate Change in East Asia

A regional study, Economics of Climate Change in East Asia examines strategies that the PRC, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Mongolia can adopt that combine adapting to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the years ahead of 2050. It also considers the medium-term climate change adaptation costs involved for sectors such as agriculture, coastal protection, and infrastructure, while also taking into account the long-term potential effectiveness of climate change adaptation and mitigation policies.

 
Report: Public–Private Partnerships in Urbanization in the People’s Republic of China

In a workshop held in Beijing in August 2013, some 200 participants from the PRC Central Government, 35 local governments, the finance sector, universities and research centers, and development partners discussed good-practice approaches to Public–Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the PRC. The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Finance, the National Development and Reform Commission, ADB, and the PPP Research Committee, which is hosted by the Institute of Fiscal Sciences.

 
Report: Urban Poverty in Asia

According to UN-HABITAT, Asia is home to 60% of the world’s urban poor. They live in officially designated slums, or in officially unrecognized slum-like conditions. “Urban Poverty in Asia” is a report that examines the various dimensions of urban poverty in Asia. As the scale of urbanization escalates, the report concludes, policy initiatives are required to ensure access to services, livelihood, shelter, and social security for potentially increasing numbers of urban poor.