Description

Independent Evaluation at ADB in partnership with the National University of Singapore (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Asian Competitiveness Institute) will host a high-level learning event conference entitled Cities and Middle Income Countries at the Pan Pacific Hotel on July 12, 2016 in Singapore. Its main focus will be challenges and opportunities posed by rapid urbanization in middle-income countries in Asia and the Pacific. The event will lay out a frank assessment of the problems and top priorities associated with urbanization, and will also present cutting edge solutions and promising experiences.

The event will be anchored in a range of topical studies that Independent Evaluation, LKY and the wider evaluation community have produced recently. The proceedings of the event will be used by LKY and ADB to inform future work and studies. The findings are expected to feed into the policy agenda considered by LKY and others in the region, policy makers and the operational agenda of ADB and other financiers.

Participants

Participants comprise of senior government officials, international experts, academes, civil society, private sector, and development partners.

Organizers

The event is being organized by the National University of Singapore (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Asian Competitiveness Institute) in partnership with ADB's Independent Evaluation Department.

Confirmed speakers and moderator

  • Mari Elka Pangestu, Professor, International Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia, and former Minister of Trade, Indonesia
  • Idris Haron, Chief Minister, Malacca State Government, Malaysia
  • Won-soon Park, Mayor, Seoul
  • Hartwig Schafer, Vice-President, Operations Policy and Country Services, The World Bank Group
  • Takehiko Nakao, President, Asian Development Bank
  • Kishore Mahbubani, Dean and Professor, Practice of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • Deepak Waikar, Managing Partner, EduEnergy Consultants LLP, Singapore
  • Sumet Ongkittikul, Research Director, Transportation and Logistics Policy, Thailand Development Research Institute
  • Jeongho Kim, Visiting Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Korea Development Institute
  • Veronique Salze-Lozac'h, Deputy Director General, Independent Evaluation, Asian Development Bank
  • Rico Hizon, News Anchor, BBC World News
  • Nay Htun, Founder and Honorary Patron, Green Economy Green Growth, GEGG Myanmar Association
  • Ligia Noronha, Director, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, United Nations Environment Program
  • Myung-Rae Cho, Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Dankook University, South Korea
  • Vinod Thomas, Director General, Independent Evaluation, Asian Development Bank
  • Mike Douglass, Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • Virgilio Rivera Jr., Chief Operating Officer, New Business Operations, Manila Water Company
  • Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Ora-Orn Poocharoen, Dean, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Toru Hashimoto, Executive Director, Development Cooperation Department, City of Yokohama
  • Mark Koenig, Associate Director, Program Strategy, Innovation, and Learning, The Asia Foundation
  • Amy Leung, Deputy Director General, East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

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