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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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Building Resilience with Social Protection in Time of Crisis

26 May 2022, Online via Zoom, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Manila time (GMT +8)

Description

Does varying the delivery of social protection and poverty reduction interventions entail a trade-off between cost and impact? This webinar introduces impact evaluation results from an economic inclusion pilot called the graduation approach that combines social protection, livelihoods development, financial inclusion, and social empowerment. This innovative program helps poor households break the cycle of poverty through varied group-based interventions including asset transfers and coaching.

Objectives

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

  • Learn factors that determine the optimal coaching model in social protection for economic inclusion programs 
  • Understand three program variations to test the relative performance and cost-effectiveness
  • Offer insights for governments looking to scale up social protection for economic inclusion programs in a cost-effective manner

How to register

Resource speakers

Webinar host and panelist

Albert Park

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

Presenter

Emily Beam

Emily Beam
Assistant Professor
University of Vermont

Moderator

Wendy Walker

Wendy Walker
Chief of Social Development Thematic Group
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Aniceto Orbeta

Aniceto Orbeta
President
Philippine Institute for Development

Lauren Whitehead

Lauren Whitehead
Chief Technical Specialist
UN Women Generation Equality Action Coalitions

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Entrepreneurial Resilience During COVID-19

6 May 2022, Online, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8)

Description

Entrepreneurial firms are important enablers of economic resilience during crises. In this webinar, experts share insights from a 2-year longitudinal study from four Asian countries and the UK on how entrepreneurs can build entrepreneurial resilience in their businesses. In addition, they discuss how policymakers can facilitate and harness entrepreneurial resilience for greater economic resilience.

Objectives

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

  • Learn about the determinants of entrepreneurial resilience during crises
  • Understand the role of entrepreneurial resilience in overall economic resilience
  • Be aware of what policymakers can do to help entrepreneurs withstand big shocks.

How to register

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

Webinar host and moderator

Yothin Jinjarak

Yothin Jinjarak
Senior Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Erkko Autio

Erkko Autio
Professor in Technology Venturing and Entrepreneurship
Imperial College Business School, London, UK

Raymund Habaradas

Raymund Habaradas
Professor and Ambassador Ramon V. del Rosario Chair in Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Organization
De La Salle University, Philippines

Onyaglanu Idoko

Onyaglanu Idoko
Lecturer
Institute for Global Prosperity
University College London, UK

Yuki Xueqi Yuan

Yuki Xueqi Yuan
Doctoral Candidate
Imperial College Business School
London, UK

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Asian Development Outlook 2022 Launch

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

Description

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has heightened uncertainty and rattled commodity markets, even as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Recovery in developing Asia continues, but it now faces significant global headwinds—even as many economies still lag behind their pre-pandemic trends. The Asian Development Outlook 2022 sheds light on these developments and the region’s outlook.

Objectives

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

  • Learn about the strength and drivers of recoveries across the region
  • Understand the key risks weighing on the region’s outlook
  • Obtain insights on policy responses, and potential long-term effects of the global headwinds, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Fed tightening, and the COVID-19 pandemic

How to register

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

Webinar host and presenter

Abdul Abiad

Abdul Abiad
Director of Macroeconomics Research
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Shu Tian

Shu Tian
Senior Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Matteo Lanzafame

Matteo Lanzafame
Senior Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Kenji Takamiya

Kenji Takamiya
Principal Economist
Central and West Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

Dulce Zara

Dulce Zara
Senior Regional Cooperation Officer
Southeast Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

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Two Years On - COVID-19 Impacts on Gender Equality in Asia

29 March 2022, Online via Zoom, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating consequences for progress towards gender equality in Asia. The UN Women’s Rapid Gender Assessment—which provides snapshots on how the region’s women and girls have experienced the pandemic—is helping expose the extent of these impacts and their implications for the region’s recovery. The panelists will discuss the research and policy implications, with a specific focus on the future of work for women in Asia.

Objectives

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

  • Hear the results of the latest round of UN Women’s Rapid Gender Assessment, which was supported by ADB.
  • Understand how the impacts on women and girls in Asia have evolved after two years of the pandemic.
  • Explore policy options that better support women and girls during the recovery.

How to register

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

Webinar host and moderator

Keiko Nowacka

Keiko Nowacka
Senior Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development)
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Asian Development Bank

Speakers

Sara Duerto Valero

Sara Duerto Valero
Regional Advisor on Gender Statistics
UN-Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Cecilia Tinonin

Cecilia Tinonin
Statistics Specialist
UN-Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Panelists

Marian Baird AO FASSA

Marian Baird AO FASSA
Professor of Gender and Employment Relations,
Head of the Discipline of Work and Organisation Studies and
Co-Director of The Women and Work Research Group
University of Sydney Business School

Kelly Bird

Kelly Bird
Country Director, Philippines Country Office
Southeast Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

Sara Elder

Sara Elder
Senior Economist and Head of the Regional Economic and Social Analysis Unit
ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok

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Making Big Data Work for Economic Assessment

8 March 2022, Online via Zoom, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8)

Description

Big data offers unprecedented advantages for monitoring economic trends in real time and assessing the socioeconomic impact of major events. The webinar will explore different types of innovative data sources and tools; and discuss how Asian economies can improve accessibility, capacity, and sustainability of big data infrastructure for analysis and policymaking.

Objectives

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

  • Types of big data sources that can be useful for assessing economic impact and tracking economic activity.
  • Potential applications of big data in different contexts and case studies.
  • How big data sources and infrastructure can be built and applied in developing Asian countries, with an understanding of opportunities and challenges.

How to register

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

Webinar host and moderator

Madhavi Pundit

Madhavi Pundit
Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Sonia Akter

Sonia Akter
Assistant Professor
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore

Ilan Noy

Ilan Noy
Chair in the Economics of Disasters and Climate Change
Victoria University of Wellington

Eleni Kalamara

Eleni Kalamara
Research Associate
Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance
King’s Business School

Norion Ubechel

Norion Ubechel
Chief Executive Officer
Place Intelligence

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