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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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Wellness for a Healthy Asia Book Launch

27 October 2021, online, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

Description

Wellness fosters a sound mind and body, which is vital for Asia's post-pandemic recovery. How can Asian governments promote the physical and mental health of Asians? How can we translate the rich scientific evidence that the book Wellness for a Healthy Asia offers into actual policies?

Objectives

Attendees will engage with the panelists to:

  • Disseminate the key messages of the book Wellness for a Healthy Asia
  • Explore the role of wellness in physical and mental health.
  • Discuss the role of wellness in economic growth and sustainable development. 

How to join

Resource persons

Webinar host

Donghyun Park

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

Presenter

Tanja Kuchenmüller

Tanja Kuchenmüller
Unit Head
Evidence to Policy and Impact Research for Health - Science Division
World Health Organization

Moderator

Matthias Helble

Matthias Helble
Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Gerard Bodeker

Gerard Bodeker
Chairman of the Global Initiative for Traditional Systems of Health Initiative
Chair, Mental Wellness Initiative
Global Wellness Institute

Cut Novianti Rachmi

Cut Novianti Rachmi
Senior Researcher
Reconstra Utama Integra
Jakarta, Indonesia

Tara Kessaram

Tara Kessaram
Team Lead
Noncommunicable Diseases and Healthier Populations
World Health Organization, Indonesia

Scott Wayne

Scott Wayne
President, SW Associates – Sustainable Destination Services and 
Adjunct Faculty in Urban Planning and Global Hospitality Leadership,
Georgetown University

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Tackling Poverty and Inequality during COVID-19

15 October 2021, online, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Manila time (GMT+8)

Description

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have severe impact on living conditions of socioeconomically vulnerable and marginalized segments of society. What is the extent of this impact and what are the measures taken to address the rising poverty and inequality caused by the pandemic? The webinar will present findings from the flagship report Key Indicators for the Asia and Pacific 2021, focusing on the pandemic’s impact on poverty and inequality, and a panel of experts from government and the development community will consider policy options. 

Objectives

 Attendees will engage with the panelists to:

  • Understand the socioeconomic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to multiple dimensions of development. 
  • Discuss expected trends in poverty and inequality as Developing Asia and rest of the world recover from the pandemic. 
  • Find out about the pandemic’s long-term implications on prospects for socioeconomic mobility of women, children, and other vulnerable members of society. 
  • Learn about measures taken to help those severely affected by the pandemic and lessons from these policy responses. 
  • Discuss ways for sustainable and inclusive recovery, to ensure that nobody will be left behind.

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 join

Registration is closed.

Resource persons

Webinar host

Arturo Martinez, Jr.

Arturo Martinez, Jr.
Statistician, Statistics and Data Innovation Unit
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Presenter

Joseph Albert Nino Bulan

Joseph Albert Nino Bulan
Associate Statistics Analyst, Statistics and Data Innovation Unit
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Bulganchimeg Bayasgalant

Bulganchimeg Bayasgalant
Deputy Chairperson, National Development Agency,
the Regulatory Agency of the Government of Mongolia

Suphannada Lowhachai

Suphannada Lowhachai
Head of Social Development Monitoring and Evaluation Section
National Economic and Social Development Council
Thailand

Jessamyn Encarnacion

Jessamyn Encarnacion
Inter-Regional Advisor on Gender Statistics
Women Count Programme
UN Women

Michiel Van der Auwera

Michiel Van der Auwera
Senior Social Development Specialist, Social Development Thematic Group,
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Asian Development Bank

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An Enhanced Measure of Regional Cooperation and Integration

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

Description

The Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation and Integration Index (ARCII) is a robust tool to track progress on different areas of regional cooperation and integration (RCI). To capture its increasingly complex nature, the enhanced ARCII framework offers several innovations including new dimensions on digital connectivity and environmental cooperation. The seminar will present main results of the new framework and bring together leading experts to discuss the implications for regional and global integration, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Objectives

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

  • Learn about the enhanced ARCII framework and new approaches to measuring regional integration
  • Gain a deeper understanding of how regional cooperation and integration can impact development outcomes
  • Hear from leading experts on how regional integration policies can accelerate COVID-19 recovery

How to join

Registration is closed.

Resource persons

Webinar host and moderator

Cyn-Young Park

Cyn-Young Park
Director, Regional Cooperation and Integration Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Presenter

Rolando Avendano

Rolando Avendano
Economist, Regional Cooperation and Integration Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Ronald Butiong

Ronald Butiong
Chief, Regional Cooperation and Integration Thematic Group
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Asian Development Bank

Yann Duval

Yann Duval
Chief of Trade Policy and Facilitation
Trade, Investment and Innovation Division
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia and the Pacific

Jane Drake-Brockman

Jane Drake-Brockman
Industry Professor
Institute for International Trade
University of Adelaide

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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

Registration is closed.

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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