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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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Restarting Economies and COVID-19 Control: Letting Loose Without Letting Up - Live webinar

28 July 2020, Online, 2:00-3:15 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

Objective

Lockdowns have helped restrict COVID-19 transmission but at a terrible cost for business activity and people’s livelihoods. Policy makers need to know: How can we reopen our economies while keeping this disease in check?

Webinar attendees will engage with a panel of experts to:

  • Learn about the different non-pharmaceutical interventions countries have taken to contain COVID-19, and how these vary across countries and phases of the pandemic.
  • Discuss how effective different measures have been in controlling the spread of the disease.
  • Explore best practices in scaling up measures in testing, tracing, and isolation.
  • Discuss emerging lessons for public health systems over the medium and long term.

Target participants

Policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; researchers in academia and think tanks; members of the international development community; ADB Board, Management, and staff.

How to register

Registration is closed.

Moderator

Rana Hasan

Rana Hasan
Director of Economic Analysis and Operational Support Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Presenter

Liming Chen

Liming Chen
Young Professional
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Vivencio Dizon

Vince Dizon
Deputy Chief Implementer
National Action Plan Against COVID-19
President and CEO
Bases Conversion and Development Authority

Soonman Kwon

Soonman Kwon
Professor of Health Economics and Policy
School of Public Health
Seoul National University

Rouselle Lavado

Rouselle Lavado
Senior Health Specialist
Central and West Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

Rouselle Lavado

Kiesha Prem
Infectious Disease Modeler
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Visiting Research Fellow at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
National University of Singapore

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COVID-19 and Dollar Funding Strains: Live webinar

8 July 2020, Online, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Manila, Philippines time

Description

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic exposes Asian banks’ vulnerability to U.S. dollar funding risks. A sudden squeeze in U.S. dollar funding liquidity associated with unwinding of carry trades by non-US global banks can quickly spill over to emerging market borrowers, as evidenced during the global financial crisis (GFC). Over the past decade, cross-border bank lending denominated dominantly in U.S. dollar has increased across emerging Asian economies, heightening the exposure to global U.S. dollar funding markets. The crisis offers an opportunity for Asia and the world to regain momentum to reform their financial systems and address the underlying vulnerabilities.

Join this live webinar featuring a high-level panel of experts examining the vulnerabilities accompanying the region’s continued growth in cross-border banking activities and explore policy options, including further strengthening of regional financial safety net arrangements, to ensure regional financial stability and resilience moving forward.

Objectives

During the webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about Asian banks’ vulnerabilities to U.S. dollar funding risks even though they have strengthened their external positions since the Asian financial crisis.
  • Discuss to what extent the lessons from the Asian financial crisis relating to currency and maturity mismatches remain applicable to the present context.
  • Discuss if Asia’s financial safety net is sufficient to cushion the impact of financial turmoil during COVID-19?

Target participants

Policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; researchers in academia and think tanks; members of the international development community; ADB Board, Management, and staff.

Resource speakers

Yasuyuki Sawada

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

Cyn young Park

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

Peter Rosenkranz

Peter Rosenkranz
Presenter
Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Alicia Garcia-Herrero

Alicia Garcia-Herrero
Chief Economist
Asia Pacific
Natixis

Hyun Song Shin

Hyun Song Shin
Economic Adviser and Head of Research
Monetary and Economic Department,
Bank for International Settlements

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Asian Impact: Lockdown, Loosening and Asia’s Growth Prospects

18 June 2020, Online, 4:00 p.m., Manila, Philippines time

Description

Join a live webinar featuring a panel of experts as they discuss the updated growth prospects for developing Asia contained in the Asian Development Outlook 2020 Supplement.

Objectives

During the webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the factors underlying the forecast revisions in the Asian Development Outlook Supplement.
  • Discuss implications of lockdowns, mobility declines, and loosening on the outlook of the different subregions and major economies.

Target participants

Policymakers in Asia and the Pacific; researchers in academia and think tanks; members of the international development community; ADB Board, Management, and staff.

Resource speakers

Abdul Abiad

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

Karen Lane

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

Panelists

Ananya Basu

Ananya Basu
Principal Economist
Pacific Department
Asian Development Bank

Thiam Hee Ng

Thiam Hee Ng
Principal Economist
South East Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

Dominik Peschel

Dominik Peschel
Economist
East Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

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

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Asian Impact: Thinking Outside the Box: Policy Recommendations for Developing Countries in the COVID-19 era and Beyond - Live webinar

11 June 2020, Online, 10:00 a.m., Manila, Philippines time (GMT +8)

Description

Authorities across the globe are confronting the staggering economic costs of COVID-19. Join us in a candid discussion of Asia’s response to the pandemic, as our expect panel weighs the policy measures taken so far and considers how best to position the region for recovery.

Objectives

During the webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the following:

  • The different measures implemented by ADB's members
  • The policy constraints unique to developing economies in addressing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The options for countries to be able to move forward
  • The specific experiences and policy responses of Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines

Target participants

This webinar is ideal 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.

How to join

Join the webinar through Microsoft Teams

Resource speakers

Mr. Jesus Felipe

 
Jesus Felipe
Presenter

Ms. Mary Ann Magadia

 
Mary Ann Magadia
Moderator
Associate Operations Analyst

Panelists

Arsenio Balisacan

 
Arsenio Balisacan
Chairman
Philippine Competition Commission

Scott Fullwiler

 
Scott Fullwiler
Associate Professor of Economics
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Charles Horioka

 
Charles Horioka
Professor
Kobe University

Binayak Sen

 
Binayak Sen
Research Director
Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies

Amalia Widyasanti

 
Amalia Widyasanti
Senior Advisor to the Planning Minister
Government of Indonesia

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Asian Impact: Global Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment Amid COVID-19—Supply Chains, Bottlenecks, and Policy Implications: Live webinar

4 June 2020, Online, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Manila, Philippines time

Description

Join a live webinar featuring a high-level panel of experts as they discuss how COVID-19 is disrupting global supply chains for medical equipment, pinpoint weaknesses in supply chain management, explore solutions for businesses, and suggest how governments and international agencies can help.

Objectives

During the webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the supply chains for personal protective equipment (PPE) and how they have been disrupted by COVID-19
  • Discuss how governments and businesses have responded as well as the role of multilateral development banks
  • Discuss lessons from recent epidemics and pandemics, and ways forward

Target participants

Policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; researchers in academia and think tanks; members of the international development community; ADB Board, Management, and staff

Resource speakers

Mr. Bambang Susantono

Bambang Susantono
Webinar Host
VP Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development
ADB

Mr. Kijin Kim

Kijin Kim
Presenter
Economist, Regional Cooperation and Integration
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD)
ADB

Ms. Karen Lane

Karen Lane
Moderator
Director
Department of Communications
ADB

Panelists

Ms. Cyn-Young Park

Cyn-Young Park
Director, Regional Cooperation and Integration
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD)
ADB

Ms. Susann Roth

Susann Roth
Principal Knowledge Sharing and Services Specialist
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
ADB

Mr. Jesper Pedersen

Jesper Pedersen
Principal Procurement Specialist
Procurement, Portfolio and Financial Management Department
ADB

Ms. Rafaelita "Fita" Aldaba
 

Rafaelita "Fita" Aldaba
Undersecretary for Competitiveness and Innovation
Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

Mr. Michael Griffin
 

Michael Griffin
Strategic Development and Public Private Partnerships
World Health Organization (WHO)

 

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