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Can fiscal policy be used to promote inclusive growth?

Date
Time (GMT +01) 10:00 13:00
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Speaker

Juzhong Zhuang,DeputyChief Economist, Asian Development Bank

Discussants

Francesca Bastagli, Research Fellow, Social Protection, ODI

Professor Oliver Morrissey, Professor of Development Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Gareth Price, Senior Research Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham house


Chair

Dirk Willem te Velde, Head of programme, International Economic Development Group, ODI

Description

Juzhong Zhuang, Deputy Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank presents the Asian Development Outlook 2014, which provides an analysis of economic issues in developing Asia.

This year's special theme chapter on “Fiscal Policy for Inclusive Growth” explores how fiscal policy - both public spending and revenue mobilization - can be used to promote inclusive growth.

The event will discuss:

  • The role of fiscal policy in promoting inclusion in Asia and the Pacific;
  • If countries have adequate fiscal space for more inclusion-enhancing spending programs; and
  • Whether a medium-term fiscal framework incorporates equity with the confine of fiscal sustainability.

The event will be followed by lunch.