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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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Financing a Green and Inclusive Recovery

12 May 2021, online, 10:00 a.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

A green and inclusive recovery requires vast amount of capital. Recent rapid expansion of green and social finance is driven by both non-economic and financial motives. They are associated with positive environmental and social impacts. Asian governments can nurture sustainable finance through fiscal and regulatory measures.   

Objectives

  • To disseminate the ADO Theme chapter: Financing green and inclusive recovery.
  • To exchange views from the finance industry, multilateral development banks, and the academe.
  • To share knowledge on green and social finance to key stakeholders.

How to register

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

Shu Tian

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

Panelists

Caroline Flamme

Caroline Flammer
Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation
Boston University

Hyoeun Jenny Kim

Hyoeun Jenny Kim
Deputy Director-General
Global Green Growth Institute

Anouj Mehta

Anouj Mehta
Unit Head
Green and Innovative Finance and the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility
Asian Development Bank

Jason Mortimer

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

Background material

Asian Development Outlook 2021 Launch

28 April 2021, Online, 2:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8), via Zoom

Developing Asia’s recovery has strengthened. Manufacturing and trade have rebounded, remittances have been relatively resilient, and policy support has been strong. But outbreaks are reemerging, vaccination efforts face challenges, and tourism remains hobbled. This Asian Development Outlook 2021 launch webinar will discuss the 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

Registration is closed

Webinar hosts and panelists

Yasuyuki Sawada

Yasuyuki Sawada
Chief Economist and Director General
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Abdul Abiad

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

Panelists

Lyaziza Sabyrova

Lyaziza Sabyrova
Principal Regional Economist
Central and West Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

Lei Lei Song

Lei Lei Song
Regional Economic Advisor
South Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Karen Lane

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

Background material

Bond Market Guide for Mongolia Launch

19 April 2021, Online, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8) via Zoom

Mongolia became an official observer of ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum in 2019. To share the experience and knowledge accumulated under the Asian Bond Markets Initiative (ABMI), the Bond Market Guide for Mongolia was developed along with the ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide series. The market-specific diagnostics and information can help the market development; besides, it will show the direction of the market to whom interested in tapping into Mongolia’s emerging economy. 

Objectives 

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

  • Introduce potential investors to opportunities in Asia’s emerging markets
  • Understand the framework underlying Mongolia’s local currency bond market
  • Get insights on plans for further development of the country’s financial market 

Target audience 

ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum members, ASEAN+3 officials, Asian Impact webinar participants, European investors, Mongolian financial institutions

Language

English with Mongolian translation available

How to register

Registration is closed.

Webinar host

Gantuya Ganzorig

Gantuya Ganzorig
External Relations Officer
East Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

Keynote speech

Manduul Nyamandele

Manduul Nyamandele
Director General of Financial Policy Department
Ministry of Finance
Mongolia

Moderator

Declan Magee

Declan Magee
Deputy Country Director
ADB Mongolia Resident Mission
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Ulziibayar Bold

Ulziibayar Bold
Chairwoman
Mongolian Association of Securities Dealers

Bilguun Dashdorj

Bilguun Dashdorj
Consultant
Asian Development Bank

Sonor Luvsandorj

Sonor Luvsandorj
Head of Financial Markets and Insurance Division
Ministry of Finance
Mongolia

Satoru Yamadera

Satoru Yamadera
Principal Financial Sector Specialist of Financial Cooperation and Integration Team
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Background material

New Ways to Measure Women’s Work and Empowerment

23 March 2021, Online, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Manila time (GMT+8), via Zoom

Despite progress across many areas of gender equality in the Asia Pacific region, gender gaps in the world of work remain stubborn. The Asia Pacific is the only global region with a declining female labor force participation: COVID-19 has exacerbated these inequalities, with increasing evidence that women’s work has been more negatively affected than that of men in terms of job losses as well as the rise in unpaid care work. Economic recovery strategies will need to address women’s work in order to ‘build back better’. This panel will look at new approaches to measure women’s work and empowerment, and the implications for research and evidence-based policy making. 

Objectives

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

  • Learn about new research approaches to measuring women’s work and empowerment.
  • Understand how gender inequalities will impact COVID-19 recovery.
  • Hear about gender-responsive policies that can accelerate inclusive recovery.

How to register

Registration is closed.

Webinar host

Samantha Hung

Samantha Hung
Chief of Gender Equity Thematic Group
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Declan Magee

Declan Magee
Deputy Country Director
ADB Mongolia Resident Mission
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Agnes Quisumbing

Agnes Quisumbing
Senior Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute

Yesim Elhan-Kayalar

Yesim Elhan-Kayalar
Office of the Chief Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Yana Rodgers

Yana Rodgers
Professor
Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Rutgers University

Background material

Financing for Tech Startups

10 March 2021, Online via Zoom, 4:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

Tech startups can provide needed digital solutions that can reinvigorate economies. However, findings from Cambodia, Thailand, and Viet Nam show that tech startups rely on an array of small financing sources and that venture capital is elusive. This webinar will discuss financing sources and policy options to support impactful tech startups in the greentech, agritech, edtech, and healthtech when patient capital is in short supply.

Objectives

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

  • Find out about tech startups’ strategies to acquire financing at various stages of growth.
  • Explore how incubators and accelerators assist tech startups in their journey.
  • Determine why registering a startup in another country might help attract investment.

How to register

Registration is closed.

Webinar hosts

Aimee Hampel

Aimee Hampel
Economist, Economic Research and Operational Support Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Paul Vandenberg

Paul Vandenberg
Senior Economist, Economic Research and Operational Support Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Katrina Chan

Katrina Chan
Director
QBO Innovation Hub Philippines

Winston Damarillo

Winston Damarillo
Chief Strategy Officer
UNAWA

Lea Klein

Lea Klein
Philippines Country Director
Makesense

Nitin Pangarkar

Nitin Pangarkar
Associate Professor
National University of Singapore

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