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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 Economic Integration Report 2022 Launch

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

Description

Another year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the report describes an Asia and Pacific region that has more experience in tackling pandemic hardships, better data showing positive integration trends, and greater confidence in cooperation to address shared concerns. The report also features a theme chapter “Advancing Digital Services Trade in Asia and the Pacific”, which discusses various ways for Asian economies to capitalize on the rapid digitalization and growing digital services trade through structural reforms and international cooperation.

Objectives

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

  • Understand the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s economic linkages in the areas of trade and global value chains, cross-border investment, finance, and people’s mobility
  • Gain a deeper understanding of how regional cooperation and integration can promote post-COVID-19 economic recovery
  • Examine how digitalization and the pandemic are driving the digital services trade growth 
  • Discuss ways on how regional cooperation and structural reforms can help Asian economies unlock the potential of digital services trade

How to register

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

Webinar host

Cyn-Young Park

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

Presenter

Albert Park

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

Moderator

Karen Lane

Karen Lane
Director, Knowledge Support Division
Department of Communications
Asian Development Bank

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ADB Distinguished Speakers Program - Daron Acemoglu

19 January 2022, Online via Zoom, 9:30 - 11:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8)

Description

Is the world today afflicted with excessive automation? In this lecture, Professor Daron Acemoglu will discuss automation and its consequences, including the potential economic, political, and social costs of the current path of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital technologies. By displacing the developing countries’ most valuable resource—labor—with capital and algorithms, the current trajectory of technology adoption may be inappropriate for the needs of the emerging world. Led by Vice President Bambang Susantono, a panel of ADB senior researchers will join Professor Acemoglu to discuss how ADB can help its developing members to redirect technology and limit its damaging consequences for their workers and citizens.

Objectives

Webinar attendees will engage with the distinguished speaker to:

  • Learn about the ways in which AI and automation favor corporations and negatively impacts workers.
  • Discuss implications of new AI technologies for democracy and political discourse.
  • Explore options for different trajectories of technologies and AI through regulatory and institutional reforms to create new jobs, benefit workers, and empower citizens.

How to register

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

Distinguished speaker

Daron Acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu
Institute Professor, Department of Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Webinar host

Bambang Susantono

Bambang Susantono
Vice-President
Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Madhavi Pundit

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

Panelists

Albert Park

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

Cyn-Young Park

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

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ADB’s Knowledge Journey - The Role of Research and Collaboration

19 January 2022, Online via Zoom, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

Description

ADB’s aims to combine finance and partnerships with knowledge to help achieve its vision of a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific. While COVID-19 exacerbated the region’s development challenges, it also underscored the importance of evidence-based interventions to achieve policy goals effectively. A panel of experts will explore how economic research can support innovative solutions to the region’s development problems.

Objectives

Attendees will engage with the panelists to:

  • Consider how economic research from ADB and ADB Institute can contribute to better development results in Asia and the Pacific.
  • Discuss the role of economic research in enhancing ADB’s reputation as a knowledge bank, and what research priorities will be most “policy relevant” post-pandemic.
  • Explore the demand for knowledge solutions from ADB’s member governments, and how to better connect research with ADB operations.

How to register

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

Keynote speaker

Bambang Susantono

Bambang Susantono
Vice-President
Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Karen Lane

Karen Lane
Director, Knowledge Support Division
Department of Communications
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Leah Gutierrez

Leah Gutierrez
Director General
Pacific Department
Asian Development Bank

Albert Park

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

Tetsushi Sonobe

Tetsushi Sonobe
Dean
Asian Development Bank Institute           

Strategic Routes for Financial Resilience in ASEAN+3

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

Description

Regional financial cooperation remains crucial for East and Southeast Asian economies to adapt to the changing financial landscape. This Asian Impact webinar will discuss how regional financial cooperation can help achieve financial resilience and sustained recovery post-pandemic, in context of regional financial challenges and vulnerabilities discussed in a new book Redefining Strategic Routes to Financial Resilience in ASEAN+3.

Objectives

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

  • Know how ASEAN+3 financial landscape has changed in the past decades
  • Understand remaining and new financial challenges and vulnerabilities in ASEAN+3 economies;
  • Obtain insights on how regional financial cooperation can help financial resiliency and sustained recovery post-pandemic

How to register

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

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

Opening remarks

Joseph Ernest Zveglich, Jr.

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

Panelists

Diwa Guinigundo

Diwa Guinigundo
Former Deputy Governor
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Diwa Guinigundo

Masahiro Kawai
Representative Director and Director General
Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia

Diwa Guinigundo

Gloria Pasadilla
Partner and Business Director
Leadership Design Studio Pte. Ltd.

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Transforming Agriculture in Asia

9 November 2021, online, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

Description

Asia’s agriculture is facing challenges from evolving consumer demand, shifting demographics, and a changing and more fragile environment. Innovative solutions are required to increase the productivity of developing Asia’s smallholder farmers and sustainably meet changing demand. In this webinar, the panel of experts will discuss policies to support the transformation of agriculture through innovation and markets that also promote food security and improved nutrition.

Objectives

Attendees will engage with the panelists to:

  • Hear the key messages of the Asian Development Outlook 2021 Update theme "Transforming Agriculture in Asia"
  • Explore emerging challenges and opportunities in agriculture in Asia
  • Discuss policy options to transform agriculture in Asia

How to join

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

Webinar hosts

Takashi Yamano

Takashi Yamano
Principal Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Manisha Pradhananga

Manisha Pradhananga
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

David Dawe

David Dawe
Senior Economist and Regional Strategy and Policy Advisor
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific of the Food and Agriculture Organization
Thailand

Jacqueline Hughes

Jacqueline Hughes
Director General
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

Elan Satriawan

Elan Satriawan
Associate Professor and Chief of the Policy Working Group
Department of Economics, Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta, Indonesia
and the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction

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