Time of event

Day 1: 14:00–16:45 Singapore time
Day 2: 14:30–16:05 Singapore time

Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Asian governments to improve safeguards for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, disadvantaged groups, and the unemployed. Boosting financial inclusion is one way to address this need, with the potential to stabilize employment and promote production recovery. Its effects could also help make investment in green development by businesses and individuals more feasible.

The 9th OECD-AMRO-ADB/ADBI-ERIA Asian Regional Roundtable on Macroeconomic and Structural Policies examined key economic developments in the region and management strategies. The focus was on development challenges stemming from COVID-19 disruptions and pathways to more inclusive and sustainable post-pandemic economies.

Objectives
  • Explore next steps for financial reform in Asia, including measures for advancing financial inclusion, green development, and climate change mitigation
  • Identify macroeconomic policymaking priorities and approaches that could help to facilitate financial reform moving forward
Participants
Output
  • Deepened understanding of Asia’s onward macroeconomic stability and resilience imperatives
  • Exchange of COVID-19 recovery lessons and solutions for the region’s developing economies
  • Greater impetus for policy dialogue and partnership among government officials and experts
Partners
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
Conference Presentations

Session 1.1: US Treasury Bond Market Spillover to the ASEAN Region
Matthew Yiu, AMRO

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Session 2.1: Fintech, Financial Inclusion and Green Development in ASEAN+3
Peter J. Morgan, Vice Chair of Research Department, ADBI

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Session 2.2: Financial Inclusion and Green Development
Amalia A. Widyasanti, Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs, Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas

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Session 4.1: Financing a Green and Inclusive Recovery
Shu Tian, Economist, ADB

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Session 5.1: Challenges of Monetary and Macroprudential Policies in Emerging Asia: Implications for COVID-19 Crisis
Kensuke Tanaka, Head of Asia Desk
Raluca Maran, Junior Economist, OECD, DEV

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