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Braving the Storms: Global Launch of the East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, April 2022

April 6-7, 2022



VIDEO Apr 06, 2022

Replay the event here.


April 6, 2022 (U.S.) 

9:00 pm (Washington, DC)


April 7, 2022 (Asia Pacific)

7:30 am (Yangon)

8:00 am (Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Vientiane) 


9:00 am (Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore, Ulaanbaatar)

10:00 am (Seoul, Tokyo)


11 am (Sydney)

1 pm (Suva)

  • Just as the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region was weathering recurrent COVID storms, three new clouds have gathered over the economic horizon: financial tightening in the US, structural slowdown in China, and the Ukraine war. These difficulties should not, however, obscure the new avenues for growth in the region through trade and innovation.

    The April 2022 issue of the World Bank’s EAP Economic Update suggests bold reforms to avert the risks and grasp the opportunities.

  • Chair

    Manuela V. Ferro

    Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region


    Hassan Zaman

    East Asia and Pacific Regional Director, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions


    Aaditya Mattoo

    Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific Region


    Ergys Islamaj

    Senior Economist, East Asia and Pacific Region