Time of event

16:00–18:00 Beijing time
17:00–19:00 Tokyo time


This ADBI-Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute roundtable discussed research and policy trends and prospects for boosting sustainable post-COVID-19 recovery in Central Asia. Experts explored the future role of research and policy making in promoting sustainable development. They also examined pressing challenges facing the region’s developing countries moving forward and innovative solutions covering areas such as investment, sustainable infrastructure, and fiscal management.

  • Outline key local and cross-border sustainable COVID-19 recovery issues for Central Asia
  • Highlight new and creative research and policy approaches for advancing the region’s sustainable recovery
  • Policy makers from ADB member economies in Central Asia
  • Representatives of development organizations, international financial institutions, and multilateral development banks
  • Experts from ADBI, the CAREC Institute, and other international organizations
  • Interested members of the public
  • High-level discussion on promoting local and regional sustainable COVID-19 recovery in Central Asia
  • Identification of new ideas and opportunities for utilizing research and policy development to boost the region’s sustainable recovery
Conference Presentations

Keynote Address: Think tanks and Policy Advice-Research and Policy for Sustainable Post-COVID Recovery
Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean and CEO, ADBI

Slides: EN | RU

Policy Considerations for Smart and Livable Cities in CAREC Region
Ron H. Slangen, Principal Urban Development Specialist, Urban Development and Water Division, Central and West Asia Department, ADB

Slides: EN | RU

Silk Road Smart Cities: Covid19 and Emerging Sustainable Development
Nicolas J.A. Buchoud, Founding Principal of Renaissance Urbaine

Slide: EN

MSMEs Economic Recovery in the CAREC region: COVID-19 Impacts and Coping Strategies
Qaisar Abbas, CAREC Institute, Chief of Research Division

Slides: EN | RU

Fiscal Management and the COVID-19 Recovery: Case Study of Japan
Nella Sri Hendriyetty, Senior Capacity Building and Training Economist, ADBI

Slides: EN | RU

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