Description

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have severe impact on living conditions of socioeconomically vulnerable and marginalized segments of society. What is the extent of this impact and what are the measures taken to address the rising poverty and inequality caused by the pandemic? The webinar will present findings from the flagship report Key Indicators for the Asia and Pacific 2021, focusing on the pandemic’s impact on poverty and inequality, and a panel of experts from government and the development community will consider policy options. 

Objectives

 Attendees will engage with the panelists to:

  • Understand the socioeconomic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to multiple dimensions of development. 
  • Discuss expected trends in poverty and inequality as Developing Asia and rest of the world recover from the pandemic. 
  • Find out about the pandemic’s long-term implications on prospects for socioeconomic mobility of women, children, and other vulnerable members of society. 
  • Learn about measures taken to help those severely affected by the pandemic and lessons from these policy responses. 
  • Discuss ways for sustainable and inclusive recovery, to ensure that nobody will be left behind.

Target participants 

Staff from national statistical offices; policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; researchers in academia and think tanks; ADB Board, Management, and staff; members of the international development community as well as anyone with an interest in the topic.

How to join

Registration is closed.

Resource persons

Webinar host

Arturo Martinez, Jr.

Arturo Martinez, Jr.
Statistician, Statistics and Data Innovation Unit
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Presenter

Joseph Albert Nino Bulan

Joseph Albert Nino Bulan
Associate Statistics Analyst, Statistics and Data Innovation Unit
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Bulganchimeg Bayasgalant

Bulganchimeg Bayasgalant
Deputy Chairperson, National Development Agency,
the Regulatory Agency of the Government of Mongolia

Suphannada Lowhachai

Suphannada Lowhachai
Head of Social Development Monitoring and Evaluation Section
National Economic and Social Development Council
Thailand

Jessamyn Encarnacion

Jessamyn Encarnacion
Inter-Regional Advisor on Gender Statistics
Women Count Programme
UN Women

Michiel Van der Auwera

Michiel Van der Auwera
Senior Social Development Specialist, Social Development Thematic Group,
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Asian Development Bank

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