Seminars & Events

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch)

Data and Topics for a Study on Urbanization in Asia and Pacific

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch) is a lunchtime workshop open to public, including IDE staffs, visiting research fellows, IDEAS students, outside researchers and graduate students. This workshop provides a platform for presentation of any work in progress where we can discuss in either English or Japanese.

Those who would attend a seminar are asked to announce yourself to receptionists on your arrival at the IDE and to obtain APL Organizers' signature on your admission card after the seminar.


April 9, 2018. (Monday) 12:30-14:00

Data and Topics for a Study on Urbanization in Asia and Pacific

Asia has been one of the fastest growing regions in the world over the last few decades. Urbanization is likely to have played a significant role in driving economic development in the region. However, with an estimated 48% of its population residing in urban areas, developing Asia’s urbanization ratio lags behind most other world regions. Asia is poised to experience a dramatic increase in urbanization, bringing with it significant opportunities as well as many challenges.

The Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department at Asian Development Bank is preparing a report which aims to examine the urbanization patterns across Asia and the Pacific in the past 20 years, discuss selected topics thoroughly, and draw policy lessons relevant for urbanization in the region. The presentation will show the progress and plan for the study and solicit discussion and potential collaboration.

Yi Jiang (Asian Development Bank)



Institute of Developing Economies, APL Organizers
E-mail: APLE-mail