Time of Event
12:00-14:00 Tokyo time
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 examined post-COVID-19 fiscal policy development and the role digital technologies can play in ensuring fiscal sustainability in Asia. It focused on ways to strengthen the credibility of public finances and the digitalization of fiscal management.
- 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
Senior government officials from Asian Development Bank member economies and experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations
- 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
- Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan
- International Monetary Fund
Opening Presentation: Macro-Fiscal Challenges in Asia-An Overview
Session 1. Presentation 1: “Strengthening the Credibility of Public Finances”
Session 1. Presentation 2: “Fiscal Risks and Resilient Fiscal Frameworks in Asia”
Session 2. Presentation 1: “Digitalization of Government Operations and Policies (GovTech)”
Session 2. Presentation 2: “PFM Reforms Through Digitalization in India”
Session 2. Presentation 3: “KPFIS Response to COVID-19: Lessons from dBrain Operational Resiliency during Pandemic”
*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.