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Description

Asian Impact is a webinar series that showcases ADB’s research work and informs debate on critical policy issues in Asia. ADB experts, noted academics, frontline policy makers, and others will provide their insights through engaging panel discussions and stimulating research seminars. Join us for an evidence-based exploration of Asia’s continuing economic transformation and the risks that the region faces.

Who is the series for

This series is primarily for policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; researchers from universities and think tanks; members of the international development community as well as anyone with an interest in the topic.

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Leveraging Social Media to Discern the Public Voice for Development

7 October 2022, Online via Zoom, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8)

Description

Researchers and policymakers rely on timely, granular data to enhance the impact of analysis underlying policies to support development. The emergence of social media presents new opportunities for real-time data, but can it be harnessed for sustainable development? Join a panel of experts in a discussion of the findings from the Special Supplement of Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2022 on Natural Language Processing of social media text and the novel opportunities of social media analytics for supporting development practice.

Objectives

Webinar attendees will have the chance to engage with the speakers and:

  • Learn about innovative approaches and advanced techniques to leverage social media data for development.
  • Explore novel paths and opportunities to access and utilize user-generated content for policymaking and research.
  • Discuss the potentials and future implications of social media data and analytics for sustainable development.

How to register

Resource speakers

Webinar host and moderator

Daniel Boller

Daniel Boller
Statistician (Data Science)
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
ADB

Presenter

Charibeth Cheng

Charibeth Cheng
Associate Professor and Associate Dean
College of Computer Studies
De La Salle University

Panelists

Josefina Almeda

Josefina Almeda
Executive Director III
Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute

Sherwin Ona

Sherwin Ona
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science and Development Studies
De La Salle University

Tobias Schlager

Tobias Schlager
Professor
Department of Marketing
HEC Lausanne

Stephen Wan

Stephen Wan
Senior Research Scientist and Team Lead
Language and Social Computing Team
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

Background material

Asian Development Outlook 2022 Update Launch

21 September 2022, Online via Zoom, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8)

Description

Recovery in developing Asia continues as many economies reopen from the pandemic, but challenges remain. Growth in the People’s Republic of China is slowing markedly. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has unsettled commodity markets​ and stoked inflation. And aggressive tightening by central banks is denting global growth​ and challenging financial stability. The Asian Development Outlook 2022 Update sheds light on the region’s recent developments, outlook, and risks.

Objectives

Webinar attendees will have the chance to engage with the speakers and:

  • Learn about the drivers of and hurdles for recoveries across the region;
  • Understand the key risks weighing on the region’s prospects;
  • Obtain insights on policy responses to and potential long-term effects of the challenges facing the region

How to register

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

Webinar host

Abdul Abiad

Abdul Abiad
Director of Macroeconomics Research
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
ADB

Moderator

Shu Tian

Shu Tian
Senior Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
ADB

Panelists

Rana Hasan

Rana Hasan
Regional Economic Advisor
India Resident Mission
ADB

Irfan Qureshi

Irfan Qureshi
Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
ADB

Dulce Zara

Dulce Zara
Senior Regional Cooperation Officer
Southeast Asia Department
ADB

Background material

Practical Insights from Sustainable Bond Issuers

15 September 2022, Online via Zoom, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8)

Description

While the sustainable bond market in ASEAN has grown significantly in recent years, it still accounts for less than 2% of the total outstanding bond market. A panel of experts will discuss options for increasing the supply of sustainable bonds in the region, share their practical experiences in terms of the challenges and benefits of issuing sustainable bonds, and discuss ADB's role in assisting interested entities under the Asian Bond Markets Initiative.

Objectives

Webinar attendees will have the chance to engage with the speakers to:

  • Learn about the practical steps for issuing sustainable bonds, from both the public and private sector perspectives
  • Understand external review process and information external reviewers typically look for in a sustainable bond framework
  • Discuss the roles of underwriters in the issuance process and ADB's technical assistance to potential issuers in the ASEAN+3 region

How to register

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

Webinar host and moderator

Kosintr Puongsophol

Kosintr Puongsophol
Financial Sector Specialist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
ADB

Opening remarks

Satoru Yamadera

Satoru Yamadera
Advisor
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
ADB

Presenter

Shu Tian

Shu Tian
Senior Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
ADB

Panelists

Wanpen Unchundacha

Wanpen Unchundacha
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
Export-Import Bank of Thailand

Pisal Kattiyothaivong

Pisal Kattiyothaivong
Executive Director
Country Head of Debt Capital Markets
United Overseas Bank, Thailand Plc.

Naparat Sriwanvit

Naparat Sriwanvit
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice-President of Finance
Accounting and Risk Management
Central Pattana Plc.

Thomas Leonard

Thomas Leonard
Senior Assessor
Sustainability, DNV GL
(Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Background material

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2022 Launch

24 August 2022, Online via Zoom, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Manila time (GMT +8)

Description

Asia and the Pacific has already posted a marked slowdown in achieving many of its Sustainable Development Goals, delaying the point when it reaches its targets for reduced poverty, narrowed social inequality, and improved social mobility, among others. Although many economies in the region reported stronger economic growth in 2021, there were hints of divergent growth paths. The webinar will present findings from Key Indicators for the Asia and Pacific 2022 focusing on the impact of the pandemic on social mobility prospects of the most vulnerable population. A panel of experts from the government and the development community will discuss the report’s implications for fulfilling the global development agenda and explore potential policy avenues.

Objectives

Attendees will engage with the panelists to:

  • Examine trends in social mobility before, during, and after the pandemic.
  • Identify what governments can do to strengthen socioeconomic resilience of developing Asia’s poorest and most vulnerable amidst uncertainty.
  • Learn about measures being undertaken by the development community as it strives to build back better and expand social mobility prospects.

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 register

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

Webinar host and panelist

Albert Park

Albert Park
Chief Economist and Director General
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
ADB

Presenter

Melissa Pascua

Melissa Pascua
Senior Statistics Officer
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
ADB

Moderator

Karen Lane

Karen Lane
Director, Knowledge Support Division
Department of Communications
ADB

Panelists

Rhodora Alday

Rhodora Alday
Director, Policy Development and Planning Bureau
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Philippines

Gaurav Datt

Gaurav Datt
Deputy Director
Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability
Monash University

Sonomi Tanaka

Sonomi Tanaka
Country Director
Lao PDR Resident Mission
ADB

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Recovering Learning Losses from the COVID-19 Pandemic

21 July 2022, Online via Zoom, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

Description

Closing schools during the COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial learning losses, which threaten to weigh down a generation of students for life. What can be done to recover these losses? A panel of experts will explore different approaches to address this urgent challenge.

Objectives

Webinar attendees will have the chance to engage with the speakers and:

  • Learn about evidence-based ways to address learning losses from school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Learn about policies and initiatives that education systems are planning or undertaking for the purpose of learning recovery
  • Understand the role of ADB and its efforts to support the recovery of learning losses

How to register

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

Webinar host and moderator

Albert Park

Albert Park
Chief Economist and Director General
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Presenter

Milan Thomas

Milan Thomas
Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Karma Galay

Karma Galay
Officiating Secretary
Ministry of Education
Royal Government of Bhutan

Franco Rodie

Franco Rodie
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development
Solomon Islands

Gi Soon Song

Gi Soon Song
Director of Human and Social Development Division
South Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

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