Time of Event

12:00-14:00 Tokyo time

Summary

For nearly two years, governments have provided fiscal support to safeguard firms, households, and vulnerable populations from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, many countries face a difficult trade-off between protecting livelihoods and rebuilding fiscal buffers to reduce their economic vulnerability.

Cohosted by ADBI, the Japan Finance Ministry’s Policy Research Institute, and International Monetary Fund, the Tokyo Fiscal Forum Seminar will examine post-COVID-19 fiscal policy development and the role digital technologies can play in ensuring fiscal sustainability in Asia.  It will focus on ways to strengthen the credibility of public finances and the digitalization of fiscal management.

Objectives
  • Explore post-COVID-19 fiscal policy options for boosting the credibility of public finances and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Discuss the use and effectiveness of digital technology as a fiscal management tool
  • Highlight fiscal policy experiences, best practices, the way forward in Asia after COVID-19
Participants

Senior government officials from Asian Development Bank member economies and experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations

Output
  • Strengthened capacity of government officials to fiscally respond to COVID-19 economic impacts
  • Enhanced dialogue among government officials and experts on boosting economic recovery and sound public finances
  • Presentations delivered during the conference will be made available on the ADBI website
Partners
  • Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan
  • International Monetary Fund

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