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Indonesia-Japan Policy Research Forum for Asia: Financial and Technological Literacy for Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Asia

Event | 7 - 8 November 2019 Jakarta, Indonesia
Time of event

Day 1: 08:30–17:30
Day 2: 09:00–12:15

Background

One of the biggest challenges to growth and development in Indonesia and other emerging Asian economies is the “middle income trap,” or the inability to transition from a middle-income country to a high-income country. Financial technology (fintech) could help emerging Asian economies avoid the middle income trap by expanding business and household access to financial services.

The Indonesia-Japan Policy Research Forum for Asia will bring together policy makers and experts to explore the potential for fintech to promote sustainable and inclusive development in Indonesia and across the region. The focus will be on raising financial and technological literacy to fully capture the benefits of fintech while mitigating associated risks

Objectives
  • Examine fintech development challenges and opportunities in Indonesia and other emerging Asian economies
  • Promote policy innovation that facilitates fintech growth as a mechanism for inclusive and sustainable growth and development
Participants
  • Around 20 government officials, industry experts, and researchers from Asian Development Bank member countries
  • Experts from the University of Tokyo and University of Indonesia
Output
  • Enhanced regional capacity for fintech adoption that supports sustainable and inclusive development and risk mitigation
  • Networking and identification of collaboration opportunities among policy makers and experts
How to register

By invitation or prior arrangement with ADBI.

Partner
  • Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), The University of Tokyo.
  • Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI), with support from Toshiba International Foundation (TIFO)