Time of Event

Day 1: 16:00 – 18:40 Tokyo Time
Day 2: 16:30 – 19:00 Tokyo Time


The impact of COVID-19 and related prevention measures continue to weigh on economic growth in Asia, while trade and geopolitical tensions undermine prospects for a rapid recovery. Greater financial market development will be key to realizing robust and sustainable post-pandemic economies in the region.

Cohosted by ADBI and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the 21st Roundtable on Capital Market and Financial Reform in Asia explored policy challenges and opportunities for enhancing capital flows and financial markets in the region amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The discussions highlighted policy solutions to effectively regulate crypto-assets and decentralized finance, address rising public debt, and promote sustainable investment to advance the region’s carbon net-zero transition and mitigate climate change.

  • Examine the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on Asia’s capital markets and financial reform
  • Spotlight country-level policy lessons for strengthening capital market development and the use of financial technologies
  • Better equip policy makers to manage capital and financial markets in the face of COVID-19
Target Participants
  • Senior policy makers from Asian Development Bank (ADB) member economies, including officials from the Bank of Japan and Japan’s Financial Services Agency and Ministry of Finance
  • Experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations
  • Identification of policy strategies for improving capital market and financial governance and resilience in Asia
  • Enhanced dialogue and networking among policy makers and experts to promote post-COVID-19 recovery
  • Materials featured during the roundtable will be made available on the ADBI and OECD websites
How to Register

By invitation or prior arrangement with ADBI. Interested government officials should contact Linda Arthur ([email protected]) and Derek Hondo ([email protected]).

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Financial Services Agency, Japan
  • Ministry of Finance, Japan

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