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ADB's Conference on Urban Development and Economics in Developing World

ADB has organized the conference to promote the exchange of new research and ideas among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners.


Devdiscourse News Desk 08 Aug 2018, 06:28 AM China
  • ADB has organized the conference to promote the exchange of new research and ideas among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners. (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Asian Development Bank yesterday began its Conference on Urban Development and Economic in the Development World.

The event has been organized by ADB's Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department in collaboration with the Shanghai Institue of National Jaitong University and Institue of World Economy of  Fudan University. The event is a two-day programme that began on August 7, 2018.

The event is being held in Shangai, the People's Republic of China. The keynote speakers at the conference are Gilles Duranton (University of Pennsylvania); and Loren Brandt, (University of Toronto).

Cities since a long time have been playing an important role in thriving development in terms of economy. The increasing industrialization and development have resulted in the migration of population from villages to cities looking for job opportunities.

ADB has organized the conference to promote the exchange of new research and ideas among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners.

The objective of the conference is to discuss and tap the potential of urbanization and to find more ways of how it can contribute to the economic development. The question of fundamental policy importance is also being raised.  

The conference focusses on how cities can be made more productive and efficient so as to improve urban and economic development. Due to rapid urbanization, the emphasis on improving the quality of life is also being paid.

These questions are crucial to the developing countries and can be answered when evidence-based research meets policy-making needs.

(With inputs from ADB)


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