World Bank - Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) 2017 Asia Economic Forum on “The One-Belt One-Road Initiative: Impact And Implications”

While green shoots of growth recovery in the advanced economies are visible, deglobalisation concerns are weighing down the global economy. Emerging market economies in the Asian region face an uphill task in navigating a less favourable international trading environment today. Given this scenario, it becomes important for Asian policy makers to find ways to bolster and deepen trade and investment integration within and outside the region to achieve sustainable growth, moving forward.

Against this backdrop, the “One-Belt One-Road” (OBOR) initiative spearheaded by China presents a timely opportunity to enhance greater global economic cooperation that could in turn facilitate sharing of growth outcomes spanning 65 economies across the continents of Asia, Europe and Africa, representing about 60 percent of global population. As policy makers continue to grapple with how to reinvigorate and achieve equitable and sustainable economic growth, it becomes important to assess the opportunities and challenges that initiatives like OBOR present for Asia.

In this light, Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS), jointly with the World Bank will co-host the 2017 Asia Economic Forum on “One-Belt One-Road” Initiative: Impact and Implications which will be a platform to deliberate on several interconnected issues of economic and policy significance to Asian economies. The forum will present ACI’s latest research findings on a wide array of research topics including on competitiveness, international trade, liveability and productivity in the broader Asian region.

Monday, 28 August 2017
Online registration to be released soon.