REGISTRATION: ADBI Annual Conference 2023 on Progress Toward the Sustainable Development Goals

ADBI News Release | 19 October 2023

Tokyo, Japan – Registration is open for the virtual ADBI Annual Conference 2023, which will examine the progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific and the way forward on 28–30 November.

This year’s conference welcomes Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa, the Brookings Institution’s John McCarthy, London School of Economics’ Lant Pritchett, and other prominent researchers who will explore aspects for determining whether countries can make significant progress on the SDGs.

The discussions will include the urgent need for evidence-based policy reforms for meeting the 2030 Agenda in line with advancing gender and social inclusion and sustainable development pathways beyond 2030.

This ADBI flagship conference will draw on new research to spotlight factors that matter for SDG progress, including risks from geopolitical fragmentation and climate change, and human capital development crucial for implementing transformation.

Register for the online ADBI Annual Conference 2023 here.

Key Speakers (By the order of appearance):

  • Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean and CEO, ADBI
  • Masatsugu Asakawa, President, ADB
  • John McArthur, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, The Brookings Institution
  • Dil Rahut, Vice-Chair of Research and Senior Research Fellow, ADBI
  • Michele Di Maio, Professor, Department of Economics and Law, Faculty of Economics, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Niaz Asadullah, Professor, Monash University Malaysia
  • Sonia Bhalotra, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Warwick
  • Lant Pritchett, Visiting Professor, School of Public Policy, London School of Economics
  • Charles Kenny, Senior Fellow, Centre for Global Development
  • Albert Park, Chief Economist and Director General, Economic Research and Development Impact Department, ADB
  • Jyotsna Puri, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Knowledge Department, International Fund for Agricultural Development