Webinar | Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Asia

Webinar | Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Asia

? 16 September 2020 ? 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (GMT+9 Tokyo time)

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting falls in demand due both to uncertainty and policy interventions such as lockdowns, social distancing, and travel restrictions are making a severe impact on Asian economies.

In many of them, micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) constitute the majority of economic activity and employment. Together with households, MSMEs will bear the brunt of the pandemic’s negative impacts. In order to develop appropriate policy responses, it is necessary to obtain a correct understanding of the current situation of MSMEs and households in Asia.

This side event will present the results of the latest survey work by the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) to assess these impacts.

The researchers will focus on the following areas:

  • Impacts of Covid-19 on MSMEs
  • Impacts of Covid-19 on Households
  • Impacts of Covid-19 on Enterprises and Farmers
  • Impacts of Covid-19 on Tourism

Original source: ADB