Regional Cooperation and Integration in Asia in the Context of Evolving Global Setting |

Regional Cooperation and Integration in Asia in the Context of Evolving Global Setting

Synopsis:

It is predicted that Asia has the potential to lead the global economy, with the region’s economic output soaring from $17 trillion, currently 28% of global GDP, to $174 trillion by 2050, making up over half of global GDP. The promise of the “Asian Century” is contingent on the countries and sub-regions of Asia working together to cement the region’s gains in the face of vulnerabilities to global shocks. This talk will explain how regional cooperation and integration (RCI) can play a critical role in realizing this growth potential.

The talk also suggests that there is a need to effectively harness the gains from the so-called “garlanding” of various RCI initiatives, wherein the benefits of increased connectivity, trade supply chain links, and overall economic integration are further expanded. Through joint efforts, synergies will be created in developing new technologies, harnessing clean and secure energy, and preparing for disasters, which will contribute to long term political and economic stability in the region.

Speaker(s):

Mr Rajat M. Nag, Managing Director General, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Date:
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Time:
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-4
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer, 
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road, 
Singapore 259772

RSVP:
Admission is free. Seats are on a first come, first served basis. Please send your RSVP to McRhon Banderlipe I at

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