Time of Event

Day 1: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Day 2: 9:00am – 5:30pm


Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to undermine decades of progress in raising living standards and eliminating poverty in Asia and the Pacific. 

The Asian Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank Institute cohosted the inaugural Asian Economic Development Conference under the theme Inclusive, Sustainable Recovery in Asia and the Pacific.

The event showcased cutting-edge research that explores how efforts to rebuild after the COVID-19 crisis is also opening opportunities to make economic development more inclusive and help achieve climate goals.

Keynote speakers included Rema Hanna of Harvard University, Xin Meng of the Australian National University, and Yasuyuki Sawada of the University of Tokyo.

  • Feature research related to post-COVID-19 pandemic economic development challenges and recovery measures
  • Discuss their implications for inclusive and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific
Target Participants
  • Researchers
  • Policy makers
  • Development practitioners
  • Enhanced understanding of the post-COVID-19 pandemic economic development outlook in Asia and the Pacific
  • Identification of viable policy solutions for the region
  • Greater impetus for high-quality, frontline economic development research and collaboration
  • Asian Development Bank

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