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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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Asian Development Outlook 2021 Update Launch

22 September 2021, online, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8)

Description

COVID-19 continues to afflict developing Asia, but vaccines are changing the pandemic’s trajectory and impact. With new variants dominating, differences in vaccination progress and outbreak containment are contributing to divergent outlooks in the region. This Asian Development Outlook 2021 Update launch webinar will discuss the revised outlook and risks for the region.

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 risks weighing on the region’s outlook 
  • Obtain insights on policy responses and potential long-term effects of the pandemic

How to join

Resource persons

Webinar host

Abdul Abiad

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

Moderator

Madhavi Pundit

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

Panelists

Matteo Lanzafame

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

Maria Dulce Victoria Zara

Dulce Zara
Senior Regional Cooperation Officer, Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division
Southeast Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

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Promoting Healthy and Active Aging

7 September 2021, Online, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

Description

Asia’s population is rapidly aging and many countries are reviewing their existing social security and pension systems to better respond to the growing needs of older persons. The International Social Security Project of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has generated international comparative evidence on old-age social security and pension programs across the advanced economies. Can lessons from other parts of the world help Asia keep its old-age support structures robust?

Objectives

Participants in the webinar will engage with the experts to:

  • Discuss the comparative evidence on old-age social security and pension programs across the advanced economies.
  • Get lessons learned in planning, implementing, and expanding comparative research program across countries and regions.
  • Discuss on opportunity and challenges in promoting comparative population aging research in the Asian region

How to join

Registration is closed

Resource persons

Webinar host and moderator

Donghyun Park

Donghyun Park
Principal Economist, Macroeconomics Research Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

 

Presenter

Axel Börsch-Supan

Axel Börsch-Supan
Director, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
Professor of Economics and Chair for the Economics of Aging at the Technical University of Munich
Germany

 

Panelists

Aiko Kikkawa Takenaka

Aiko Kikkawa 
Economist, Economic Analysis and Operational Support Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

 
Maliki

Maliki
Director, Poverty Alleviation and Community Empowerment
Ministry of National Development Planning
Indonesia

 
Norma Mansor

Norma Mansor
Emeritus Professor/Director, Social Wellbeing Research Centre
Faculty of Economics and Administration, Universiti Malaya 
Malaysia

 

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How Smaller Firms in Indonesia Survive One Year into the Pandemic

19 August 2021, Online, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about forced changes of people’s lives and work styles as fit to contactless societies under the “new normal.” One year after the outbreak in 2020, how could Indonesia’s micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) survive and change their business models in response to the crisis? To what extent could the government assistance programs support MSMEs in overcoming the hardships? The webinar discusses what MSMEs need to bounce back and what policy actions would be needed for them post COVID-19.

Objectives

Participants in the webinar will engage with the experts to:

  • Hear key findings from a year-long MSME surveys on the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects in Indonesia.
  • Understand how MSMEs have coped with the hardships during the pandemic and what they need to bounce back post COVID-19.
  • Discuss policy directions and post-crisis actions to support MSMEs in Indonesia.

How to join

Registration is closed.

Resource persons

Webinar host

Shigehiro Shinozaki

Shigehiro Shinozaki
Senior Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Henry Ma

Henry Ma
Senior Country Economist
Indonesia Resident Mission
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Adi Budiarso

Adi Budiarso
Head of the Center for Financial Sector Policy
Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance
Indonesia

Eddy Satriya

Eddy Satriya
Deputy Minister for Micro Enterprises
Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs
Indonesia

Shinta Widjaja Kamdani

Shinta Widjaja Kamdani
Coordinating Vice Chairwoman
Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Promoting Social Bonds for Impact Investments in Asia

4 August 2021, Online, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

Description

Social bond markets have grown rapidly amid the pandemic. This webinar discusses potential social impacts of social bonds in tackling developing Asia’s most urgent social issues, in both the short and long term. The findings help maximize the impact of the social bond market for sustainable development in Asia.

Objectives

Webinar participants will engage with a group of experts as they:

  • Present key findings of the ADB study Promoting Social Bonds for Impact Investments in Asia
  • Share knowledge on development trends of social bond markets and potential contribution of social bonds in tackling developing Asia’s most urgent social issues. 
  • Discuss how to maximize the impact of the social bond market for sustainable development in Asia. 

How to join

Registration is closed.

Webinar host and moderator

Kosintr Puongsophol

Kosintr Puongsophol
Financial Sector Specialist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Presenter and panelist

Jason Mortimer

Jason Mortimer
Head, Sustainable Investment – Fixed Income and Senior Portfolio Manager
Nomura Asset Management, Tokyo, Japan

Panelists

Shu Tian

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

Ricco Zhang

Ricco Zhang
Senior Director, Asia Pacific
International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

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Recent Financial Conditions in Emerging East Asia and Real Time Macroeconomic Monitoring

14 July 2021, Online, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

Description

Despite the pandemic-induced economic uncertainty, financial conditions in emerging East Asia remained stable. Local currency bonds markets in the region are expanding at a slower pace relative to past quarters. TrackingAsia on the AsianBondsOnline website featured novel tools to help monitoring recent monthly aggregate economic conditions in the region.

Objectives 

  • Hear about the latest trends in local currency bond markets from the June 2021 Asia Bond Monitor.
  • Be introduced to the macroeconomic tracker, TrackingAsia, on the AsianBondsOnline website.
  • Share knowledge on recent bond market development and tools for monitoring aggregate macroeconomic condition.

How to join

Registration is closed.

Webinar host

Shu Tian

Shu Tian
Economist, Macroeconomics Research Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Arief Ramayandi

Arief Ramayandi
Principal Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Christoph Schumacher

Christoph Schumacher
Professor in Innovation and Economics, and Director Knowledge Exchange Hub
School of Economics and Finance, Massey University
New Zealand

Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti

Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti
Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs
Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency 
Indonesia

Joseph Ernest Zveglich, Jr.

Joseph Ernest Zveglich, Jr.
Deputy Chief Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

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