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Watch the full videos of the International Seminar entitled "Caught in a Trap? Asia and the Pacifics Middle-Income Countries at a Crossroads" here


On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University organised the International Seminar entitled "Caught in a Trap? Asia and the Pacifics Middle-Income Countries at a Crossroads" at Ballroom 3, Shangri-la Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

For those interested in reading the proceeding, please see the file attached herewith.

OR watch the complete version videos of this event. Please see links here below.

Opening Remarks: Mr. Marvin Taylor-Dormond

Director General, Independent Evaluation, Asian Development

Keynote Speaker: Professor Dr. Surakiat Sathirathai

Chairman of Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council (ARPC), Thailand; Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand

Session 1: The Importance of Second Generation Structural Reform and Innovation

Moderator: Ms. Nitinant Wisaweisuan, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Dean of Pridi Banomyong International College, Thammasat University

Speakers:

1. Mr. Wencai Zhang, Vice President (Operations 1), Asian Development Bank

2. Mr. Praipol Koomsup, Professor, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University; former Vice Minister of Energy Ministry

3. Mr. Nagesh Kumar, Director of Social Development Division, United Nations Economic and Socail Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok

4. Mr. Kolone Vaai, Co-Managing Director, KVAConsult Ltd; former Finance Secretary, Government of Samoa

CLICK!!>> https://youtu.be/L1QVk4cYNOA <<

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    Session 2: The Role of the Private Sector and Private Sector Development

    Moderator: Mr. Marvin Taylor-Dormond, Director General, Independent Evaluation, Asian Development Bank

    Speakers:

    1. Mr. Jesus Felipe, Advisor, Office of the Chief Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank

    2. Ms. Cosette Canilao, Managing Director, PPP Advisory, Atkins Acuity

    3. Mr. Manop Thamsirianunt, Managing Director, Silicon Craft Techonology, Thailand

    4. Mr. Shuji Hashizume, Senior Investment Specialist, Infrastructure Finance Division 2, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank

    5. Mr. Iwan Jaya Azis, Professor, Dyson Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University

    CLICK!!>> https://youtu.be/jnyY8MTpdTs <<

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    Session 3: Regional Cooperation and Regional Public Goods

    Moderator: Ms. Véronique Salze-Lozach, Deputy Director General, Independent Evaluation, Asian Development Bank

    Speakers:

    1. Mr. Vinod Thomas, Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore and Asian Institute of Management; former Director General of Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank and Senior Vice-President of the Independent Evaluation Group at the World Bank Group

    2. Mr. Jan Willem van der Kaaij, Inspector General, European Investment Bank

    3. Ms. Pimchanok Vonkorpon, Director General, Trade Policy and Strategy Office, Ministry of Commerce

    4. Mr. Emmanuel Jimenez, Executive Director, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

    Book Launch on Climate Change and Natural Disasters

    Introduction by Asst.Prof.Dr. Chalotorn Kansuntisukmongkol

    CLICK!!>> https://youtu.be/Da6usUsyPP8 <<

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    Session 4: The Importance of Subnational Financing To Promote Social Equity

    Moderator: Ms. Farzana Ahmed, Lead Evaluation Specialist, Independent Evaluation, Asian Development Bank

    Speakers:

    1. Mr. Boonchai Charassaangsomboon, International Economic Advisor, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance, Thailand

    2. Ms. Lauren Sorkin, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, City and Practice Management, 100 Resillent Cities

    3. Mr. Michael Kim McQuay, Managing Director, Program Specialists Group, The Asia Foundation

    4. Mr. Sakon Varanyuwattana, Professor, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University; former Dean Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University

    Closing Remarks: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Chayun Tantivasadakarn

    CLICK!!>> https://youtu.be/4rXP3Xlctw0 <<

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