Virtual Conference on Digitalization and Sustainable Economic Development

Event | 8 - 10 December 2020

Time of event

Day 1: 09:50–12:50 Tokyo time
Day 2: 14:30–18:00 Tokyo time
Day 3: 09:50–12:50 Tokyo time


The digital economy is improving productivity and competitiveness within and across economies. It could also have substantial positive effects on macroeconomic performance as well as enhance regional and global economic integration and help economies achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. At the same time, policy makers must consider digitalization’s impacts on international capital flows, trade, and labor markets.

This ADBI-Singapore Management University virtual conference will feature new research on the role of digitalization in enhancing sustainable, inclusive, and balanced growth in Asia. Areas of exploration will include its potential to reduce market entry barriers, lower inequality, and foster social and economic inclusion. Identifying policies that can leverage digitalization to promote sustainable development will be an additional focus.

  • Examine the impact of digitalization on sustainable development in Asia
  • Provide greater insight into the channels through which digitalization affects the economy
  • Assess current and future policy challenges posed by digitalization
  • Policy makers and researchers from think tanks, universities, and other institutions
  • Enhanced understanding of the impacts of digitalization on sustainable development and possible policy solutions
  • Greater impetus for research dialogue and collaboration
  • Research presentations to be made available online on the ADBI website
  • Papers featured during the conference will be considered for publication as ADBI working papers and inclusion in an ADBI book
How to register

Registration information coming soon


Singapore Management University