The ABA invites members and partners to 50th Asian Impact webinar on 24 August 2022, Thursday, 10:30 AM, Manila time, Asian Impact Webinar: Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2022 Launch. The pandemic has weighed most heavily on the poorest and most vulnerable populations. How can policies improve the lives of developing Asia’s most vulnerable and provide more balanced opportunities for upward social mobility?
Asia and the Pacific has already posted a marked slowdown in achieving many of its Sustainable Development Goals, delaying the point when it reaches its targets for reduced poverty, narrowed social inequality, and improved social mobility, among others. Although many economies in the region reported stronger economic growth in 2021, there were hints of divergent growth paths. The webinar will present findings from Key Indicators for the Asia and Pacific 2022 focusing on the impact of the pandemic on social mobility prospects of the most vulnerable population. A panel of experts from the government and the development community will discuss the report’s implications for fulfilling the global development agenda and explore potential policy avenues.
Attendees will engage with the panelists to:
- Examine trends in social mobility before, during, and after the pandemic.
- Identify what governments can do to strengthen socioeconomic resilience of developing Asia’s poorest and most vulnerable amidst uncertainty.
- Learn about measures being undertaken by the development community as it strives to build back better and expand social mobility prospects.
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.
As a webinar under the Zoom platform, registration is required to attend. Please register in advance of the webinar date at https://asianimpact.adb.org. A confirmation email containing the webinar link and password will be sent once you have successfully registered.
To view the past Asian Impact webinars, please visit: https://www.adb.org/news/events/webinar/asian-impact
This event is open to both ADB and non-ADB attendees. Please share this widely to your networks as well.