Time of Event

16:00-18:00 Tokyo time
14:00-16:00 Jakarta time

Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform social protection needs in Asia and the Pacific and globally. It has also elevated the importance of social protection reform and the development of emergency safety nets that can protect and support vulnerable groups and help reverse increasing inequality driven by the COVID-19 crisis.

Cohosted by ADBI and the SMERU Research Institute, this Think20 (T20)-associated webinar explored social protection reform and related challenges in tackling poverty and inequality amid the post-COVID-19 pandemic recovery. It also highlighted policy recommendations for building inclusive social protection and resilience in the Group of 20 (G20) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) member economies.

Objectives
  • Identify policy priorities for better social protection systems
  • Examine key challenges facing developed and developing countries in addressing disability needs, longevity poverty, gender equality, and non-traditional workers
  • Spotlight policy recommendations for enhancing post-pandemic social protection
Target Participants
  • Policy makers from G20 member countries and ADB member economies
  • Experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations
  • Stakeholders in the fields of social protection and demographic economics
  • Interested members of the public
Output
  • Greater understanding of post-pandemic social protection system development and related challenges
  • Identification of viable solutions for reducing inequalities and building socioeconomic resilience
  • Policy recommendations for G20 countries and ADB member economies on social protection reform, social safety nets, and economic responses to COVID-19
Partners
  • SMERU Research Institute
Event Presentations*

SOCIAL PROTECTION REFORM FOR INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Presenter: Dr. Vivi Yulaswati, M.Sc., Senior Advisor to the Minister on Social Affairs and Poverty Reduction, Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas

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Gender Equality: Social Safety Net in the Post-Pandemic Recovery – Japan’s Experience
Presenter: HAYASHI Tomoko, Director General, Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

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Impact of COVID-19 on global social protection (SP) systems
Discussant: Professor Paola Subacchi

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COVID-19: A snapshot of socio-economic impacts in Southeast Asia
Discussant: Amir H Jilani, Social Sector Specialist, SERD, ADB

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How is COVID impacting social protection for older population? Focus on pensions
Discussant: John Piggott, Director, CEPAR

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Rethinking Social Protection Reform in Post-Pandemic Recovery
Discussant: Sudarno Sumarto, SMERU Research Institute The National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K)

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Discussion on Social Protection Framework for Post-Pandemic Recovery
Discussant: Taesuk Lee

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*Disclaimer: The views expressed in these presentations are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), its Board of Directors, or the governments they represent. ADBI does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for any consequences of their use. Terminology used may not necessarily be consistent with ADB official terms.

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