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30 June 2022, 09:30 - 13:00 Indochina Time / Bangkok | Open meeting

Online conference via Zoom, Bangkok, Thailand

The Response and Recovery project, led by UNCTAD and jointly implemented by ESCAP, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the Economic Commission of Africa (ECA), has been committed to presenting low-income and middle-income developing countries with the macro-financial and fiscal tools and policy assessments to assist with recovery.

This regional conference will showcase the ESCAP Macroeconomic Model - a powerful evidence-based tool for countries in the region to assess and forecast the impact of various fiscal policy packages on the achievement of sustainable recovery in line with the SDGs – as well as other tools and policy assessments by project partners from UNCTAD and ECLAC on capital regulations, sustainable debt assessments, and more.

This conference would be an ideal opportunity for policymakers, researchers, and other interested parties to engage with important policy themes as they plan for sustainable recovery in 2022 and beyond.

 

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30 Jun 2022
09:30
09:40
Introductory Remarks
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Dr Alberto Isgut, Officer in Charge, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP

To introduce the workshop agenda on the need for a long-term sustainable recovery in Asia and the Pacific, and the role of evidence-based policy frameworks in this pursuit. 

09:40
10:20
ESCAP Regional Analysis and Macroeconomic Model Showcase
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  • Presentation by Sharat Dua, Consultant, ESCAP, on the ‘Response and Recovery’ project, outlining the common challenges and future pathways for sustainable recovery, as evidenced by ESCAP’s three country studies, and their relevance to the region at large.

 

  • Presentation by Jaromir Hurnik, Macroeconomic Modelling Consultant, ESCAP, on the ESCAP Macroeconomic Model and its role in complementing policy analysis at the country level
10:20
10:30
Question-and-answer session on the Macroeconomic Model and country reports
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10:30
11:00
Interactive panel discussion
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Interactive panel discussion on lessons learned for project target countries and implications for other regional economies.

Panelists:

  • M Ali Kemal, Economic Policy Advisor at the SDG Support Unit, Ministry of Planning Development and Reform, Pakistan
  • Nurbek Akjolov, Director of the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Finance, Kyrgyzstan
  • Lilomaiava Samuel Ieremia, ACEO-Economic & Planning, Ministry of Finance, Samoa

 

Moderated by Dr Shuvojit Banerjee, Officer-in-charge, Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Section, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP

11:00
12:00
A Sustainable Way Forward – Methods and themes for the future of recovery in the Asia-Pacific region
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  • Presentation by Dr Esteban Perez, Chief, Financing for Development Unit, Economic Development Division, ECLAC, on stock-flow consistent models as a method of analysis for COVID-related challenges, and its potential relevance to the Asia-Pacific economies

 

  • Presentation by Dr Jayati Ghosh, Member, United Nations High-Level Board on Effective Multilateralism and former Chairperson, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, on capital market regulations and their relevance in sustainable recovery for Asian economies

 

  • Presentation by Dr Penelope Hawkins, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Debt and Development Finance Branch, UNCTAD, on the Sustainable Development Finance Assessment Framework and its analysis of debt

 

  • Presentation on the UNCTAD New Generation Financial Conditions Indicator by Marina Zucker Marques, Associate Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD
12:00
12:20
Question-and-answer session on the methods and themes presented by the speakers from ECLAC and UNCTAD
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12:20
13:00
Interactive panel discussion
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Interactive panel discussion on the relevance of project outputs for the future work of national stakeholders, including United Nations Country Teams and national think-tanks

Panelists:

  • Dr Shuvojit Banerjee, Officer-in-charge, Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Section, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP
  • Dr Esteban Perez, Chief, Financing for Development Unit, Economic Development Division, ECLAC
  • Dr Penelope Hawkins, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Debt and Development Finance Branch, UNCTAD
  • Dr Sajid Amin, Deputy Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan
  • Dr Simona Marinescu, United Nations Resident Coordinator for Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau
  • Dr Jayati Ghosh, Member, United Nations High-Level Board on Effective Multilateralism and former Chairperson, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Moderated by Dr Alberto Isgut, Officer in Charge, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP

13:00
13:05
Concluding remarks
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Vote of thanks and way forward

for more information, please contact

Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division +66 2 288-1234 [email protected]
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