Innovation and Competitiveness: GTIPA Summit, 2023
ISMG Business Transformation SEA Summit, Singapore
Building Comprehensive Global Security ♦ Harnessing the Unexplored G7-G20 Synergy

Abstract Comprehensive security—human, economic, and strategic—faces increasing challenges from inequality, infectious diseases, environmental risks, nationalism and anti-globalization, and erosion of government accountability. International cooperation on the rules for trade and investment and the resulting economic boom have done much to reduce poverty and increase prosperity in many countries around the world, more so in Asia… Read More

Building G7-G20 synergy for a multipolar world

Abstract The world is currently in a period of transition towards multipolarity. This Policy Brief explores the importance of policy coordination between multilateral groupings with a focus on the G20 and G7, and argues that through institutional mechanisms, member countries can align their national strategies with a broader global vision. The G20 and G7 face… Read More

Intensifying philanthropic participation in SDGs through strengthening the ecosystem

Abstract Philanthropic foundations play an essential role in sustainable development – not only in mobilising financial resources but also as development actors in their own right. Despite shared goals, governments and foundations have a significant communication and collaboration gap that often results in following parallel paths without engaging in genuine and effective complementary partnerships. Hence,… Read More

How AI can change the development-technology landscape in the post pandemic era

Abstract Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies have played a vital role in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. AI advancement also has the potential to support the global pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In developed economies, AI has already been widely adopted into businesses and hospitals. However, as AI grows, emerging challenges should be addressed globally… Read More

Can India be the net-zero champion the Global South needs?

As extreme climatic events such as the wildfires that ravaged the Hawaiian island of Maui and the bitter winter in Afghanistan dominate headlines, while being referred to by many as the new normal, it is a clear signal that climate change has taken hold. The current trajectory of carbon emissions puts the world on track for catastrophic events that impact… Read More

India, Pakistan can step up direct trade

The cessation of India-Pakistan direct trade for a significant period is a result of enduring political tensions and conflicts between the two. In August 2019, Pakistan halted trade with India in response to constitutional amendments made in the Jammu and Kashmir region. India slapped 200 per cent tariff on Pakistani imports earlier that year, when… Read More

World cannot afford AI cooperation falling prey to US-China geopolitical strife

. Link: _____________________________________________ At a time when the Biden administration has secured voluntary commitments from seven top companies – Google, OpenAI, Amazon, Meta, Microsoft, Anthropic and Inflection – to address the risks posed by AI, the artificial intelligence industry is expected to reach US$1.8 trillion by 2030, growing at an annual pace of 37.3 per… Read More

IPAG team in a meeting with Ms. Fatima Yasmin (2nd from left), Senior Secretary, Ministry of Finance.

IPAG team in a meeting with Ms. Fatima Yasmin (2nd from left), Senior Secretary, Ministry of Finance. She is the first Bangladeshi to be appointed as Vice President (Sectors and Themes) of ADB.