Asia’s Journey to Prosperity—Past, Present, and Post COVID-19

Event | 12 August 2020
online, 3:00-4:15 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8)

Objective

ADB’s essential research work Asia’s Journey to Prosperity traces the economic and social evolution of Asia and the Pacific—from a low-income agrarian region in the 1960s to a global manufacturing powerhouse today. With COVID-19 threatening to turn back the clock on that progress, how will Asia get back to its growth path?

Webinar attendees will engage with a panel of experts to:

  • Explore the underlying factors that can explain Asia’s development performance in the last 50 years, as well as the large variations across the region and time periods.
  • Discuss the evolution of ideas on economic development that affected policymaking across Asia.
  • Extract crucial policy lessons—particularly on the roles of technology, markets, and policies—to help steer Asia’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Target participants

Policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; researchers in academia and think tanks; members of the international development community; ADB Board, Management, and staff.

How to register

Registration is closed.

Webinar Host

Yasuyuki Sawada

Yasuyuki Sawada
Chief Economist and Director General
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Karen Lane

Karen Lane
Director of Knowledge Support
Department of Communications
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Hal Hill

Hal Hill
Professor Emeritus of Southeast Asian Economies
Arndt Corden Department of Economics
Australian National University

Juzhong Zhuang

Juzhong Zhuang
Former Senior Economic Advisor
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Norma Mansur

Norma Mansor
Director of Social Wellbeing Research Centre
Faculty of Economics and Administration
University of Malaya

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