Juzhong Zhuang,DeputyChief Economist, Asian Development Bank
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
Dirk Willem te Velde, Head of programme, International Economic Development Group, ODI
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.