The OECD-AMRO-ADB/ADBI-ERIA Asian Regional Roundtable convenes leading experts to discuss issues at the fore of recent economic developments in the region. Previous roundtables were held in Singapore, Manila, Tokyo, Jakarta, and most recently virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent topics have included US spillovers to Asian economies, financial reform and financial inclusion, digital transformation, supporting a green and inclusive recovery, and challenges to macroprudential and monetary policy.

This year’s roundtable will take place virtually over two half-days on 15-16 June 2022. The first day’s sessions will tackle issues relating to climate change and how to respond to it, including enhancing the use of catastrophe bonds; unlocking private investment in renewable energy; and mobilizing taxes to address climate change and other pressing development issues. The second day’s sessions are on international linkages and will cover supply chain resilience and digital connectivity in ASEAN; and the measurement and policy implications of financial spillovers.


  1. To better understand the macroeconomic and structural challenges facing Asian economies
  2. To identify policy priorities and approaches to respond to these challenges

Target participants

Policy makers from Asian Development Bank member economies and experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations

Resource speakers

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Session 1: Enhancing the use of bond instruments for catastrophic events in ASEAN: Catastrophe bonds (CAT) for country and regional pooled risks

  • Moderator: Prasiwi Ibrahim, Deputy Head of Asia Desk, OECD Development Centre
  • Keynote presentations: (i) Kensuke Molnar-Tanaka, Head of Asia Desk, OECD Development Centre; (ii) Alexander Braun, Associate Professor and Director of Institute of Insurance Economics University of St. Gallen; (iii) Olivier Mahul, Global Lead and Program Manager, Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program, World Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI): Session 2: Financing green energy: Unlocking private investment in renewable energy

  • Moderator: Riznaldi Akbar, Senior Economist, CBT, ADBI
  • Keynote presentations: (i) John Beirne, Vice-Chair of Research Department, ADBI; (ii) Dina Azhgaliyeva, Research Fellow, ADBI

Asian Development Bank (ADB): Session 3: Mobilizing Taxes for Development

  • Moderator: Donghyun Park, Advisor, ADB
  • Keynote presentations: Yothin Jinjarak, Senior Economist, ADB
  • Discussant: Charlotte Justine Diokno-Sicat, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA): Session 4: Supply Chain Resilience and Digital Connectivity in the Recovery and Rebuilding in ASEAN

  • Moderator: Anita Prakash, Senior Policy Advisor, ERIA
  • Keynote presentations: (i) Keita Oikawa, Senior Economist, ERIA; (ii) Lurong Chen, Senior Economist, ERIA

ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO): Session 5: A Financial Spillovers Index—Cross-country Evidence and Policy Implications

  • Moderator: Prashant Pande, Senior Financial Sector Expert, AMRO
  • Keynote presentations: (i) Trung Thanh Vu, Associate Economist, Surveillance, AMRO; (ii) Sanjay Kalra, Lead Economist (Group Head), Surveillance, AMRO

How to register

Register now to join the roundtable.

Event organizers/partners

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

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