Following decades of impressive growth and poverty reduction, the countries of developing East Asia now face an array of challenges in sustaining their economic performance.
Productivity growth has declined since the Global Financial Crisis; changes in the global trade environment and technological advances are challenging countries’ export-oriented growth model; and climate change – as well as the COVID-19 pandemic – are increasing the urgency of transitioning to new modes of production.
Innovation is critical to sustaining the region’s high level of economic performance. But what will it take to spur greater innovation? Join policymakers from East Asia to discuss The Innovation Imperative for Developing East Asia, which lays out a policy agenda for innovation-led growth in the region.
Axel van Trotsenburg (@AxelVT_WB)
Managing Director of Operations
Victoria Kwakwa (@VictoriaKwakwa)
East Asia and Pacific Region
Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice
East Asia and Pacific Chief Economist Office
Professor Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail
President of the Academy of Sciences
Dr. Nguyen Duc Kien
Head of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Group
Dr. Paco Sandejas
Managing Partner, Narra Venture Capital
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2021