Asia's Potential Growth

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is presenting its

Asian Development Outlook 2016

on Thursday, 31 March 2016, 12.00-13.45pm at the House of Finance, Room E.20.

ADB’s flagship economic publication Asian Development Outlook 2016 (ADO) provides a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia, including growth projections by country and region. Asia's growth pace has declined since the global financial crisis leading some pundits to dub the situation the “New Normal.” This year’s ADO theme chapter, Asia’s Potential Growth, explores the extent that this growth deceleration can be seen as a drop in the region’s productive capacity, and offers policy advice to counteract the slowdown.

The ADO presentation will address:

  • Economic prospects for developing Asia and the Pacific
  • Impact of the People’s Republic of China’s slowdown on the region
  • Risk of falling producer prices for growth
  • Factors underlying the current decline in potential growth
  • Approaches to boosting future growth potential

ADB’s Deputy Chief Economist Mr. Juzhong Zhuang, will unveil the key findings of the Asian Development Outlook 2016, including this year’s special theme chapter on Asia’s Potential Growth. In addition ADO presents analysis of 45 economies, including the People’s Republic of China and India. The report also examines the prospects for developing Asia by subregion: Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.

After the presentation, the main issues of the report will be discussed on a panel and in a Q&A session.


Presentation of the Asian Development Outlook 2016

Dr. Juzhong Zhuang, Deputy Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Panel Discussion