Asian Development Bank Institute
|Type||Policy think tank|
|Founder(s)||Asian Development Bank|
|Key people||Masahiro Kawai, Dean|
|Area served||Predominantly Asia|
|Focus(es)||Research and capacity building|
|Endowment||Government of Japan|
|Owner||Asian Development Bank|
The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) is an Asian think tank focused on identifying effective development strategies for Asia and the Pacific, and on providing support to ADB member countries in managing development challenges. It was established in Tokyo in 1996 as a subsidiary of Asian Development Bank, with initial and subsequent financing from the Government of Japan. ADBI is located on the 8th floor of the Kasumigaseki Building in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo.
In May 1996, at the twenty-ninth annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Government of Japan offered to cover the cost of operating and establishing the ADB Institute to address the needs for strengthening the capacity of public and other developmental institutions in developing member countries (DMCs). The proposal was approved on 24 September 1996 and the institute was officially inaugurated in Tokyo on 10 December 1997.
The first Dean of the ADB Institute was the leading Filipino economist Jesus Estanislao.
ADBI is a subsidiary body of ADB. The ADB Board of Governors exercises the same oversight responsibilities over ADBI as for the rest of ADB, including approval for its work program and budget. In 2007 Government of Japan provided $14.2 million for ADBI under its Institute Special Fund scheme.
ADBI's work covers applied research, policy seminars designed to disseminate thinking about best practices, and a range of capacity building and training (CBT) initiatives.
- "Contact Us." Asian Development Bank Institute. Retrieved on 19 February 2012. "ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK INSTITUTE Kasumigaseki Building 8F 3-2-5, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6008, Japan"
- ADBI - Year in Review 2008. ADB. 2008.
- Brooks, Douglas H.; Menon Jayant (2008). Infrastructure and Trade in Asia. Edward Elgar Publishing.