Mr. Susantono manages ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, and the Department of Communications. Before joining ADB, he was Indonesian Vice-Minister of Transportation and Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. Mr. Susantono has extensive experience providing policy advice to government, private sector organizations and international institutions. He has chaired several research institutes, taught in universities, and was commissioner for airline, port, telecommunications and media companies. Mr. Susantono has served as the President of Indonesia Intelligent Transport Society; Vice President of East Asia Society of Transportation Studies based in Tokyo, Japan; and Trustee of the SouthSouthNorth Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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The global value chains that help drive Asia’s export-driven economic miracle have widespread development impacts. We need to understand them better to maximize the benefits.
Together, we must build the capacity of institutions in the region to cope with shocks.
Singapore is home to the world’s largest test-bed for a floating solar photo voltaic power generation system, the results of which will be watched keenly by ADB and many others.
Bank-held nonperforming loans in some Asian economies have risen in recent years. Policy makers should address this growing risk now.
Water demand in the region is coming under increasing stress from population growth, urbanization, and growing prosperity. But simply developing new water resources is not enough.
In cities around Asia, governments are exploring ways to capture the increased value of land near public infrastructure projects, and direct these funds back toward the needs of city residents.
Throughout Asia and the world, digital solutions are being found for urban problems. Policymakers and city leaders should ensure that the poor do not get left behind in this digital transformation of cities.
If the region prepares adequately, it has little to fear and much to gain from leapfrogging digital technology.