Indonesia’s G20 Presidency: What Can It Deliver?


About the Webinar

Indonesia’s G20 Presidency calls for urgent global actions to ‘recover together, recover stronger’ from the economic damage caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic by restructuring global health infrastructure, harnessing digital technologies, and accelerating energy transition. Coming up with a coordinated and comprehensive exit strategy from the COVID-19 economic stimulus era is at the centre of this year’s G20 agenda to achieve an inclusive, resilient and sustainable global economic recovery.

Against the backdrop of continuing COVID-19 pandemic and increasing tensions among G20 members, Indonesia’s G20 Presidency has shown its strong commitment to inclusivity and multilateralism to achieve global cooperation on challenging global issues. However, with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical risks and uncertainties, uniting the G20 and achieving more ambitious consensus-based agreements than the lowest common denominator could prove difficult. There is a risk of not having a summit.

This webinar is the second series on regional and global economic issues brought to you by Australian National University’s East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER) and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) – Yusof Ishak Institute.

About the Speakers

Peter Drysdale is Emeritus Professor of Economics, Head of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and Editor-in-Chief of East Asia Forum in the Crawford School of Public Policy in the College of Asia and the Pacific at The Australian National University. He is widely acknowledged as the intellectual architect of APEC. He is the author of a large number of books and papers on East Asian and Pacific economic cooperation and international trade and economic policy, including the prize-winning International Economic Pluralism: Economic Policy in East Asia and the Pacific. He is recipient of the Asia Pacific Prize, the Cosmopolitan Prize, the Weary Dunlop Award, the Order of the Rising Sun, the Australian Centenary Medal, and the Order of Australia.

Homi Kharas is a senior fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development, housed in the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings. In that capacity, he studies policies and trends influencing developing countries, including aid to poor countries, the emergence of the middle class, and global governance and the G-20. He has served as the lead author and executive secretary of the secretariat supporting the High Level Panel, co-chaired by President Sirleaf, President Yudhoyono and Prime Minister Cameron, advising the U.N. Secretary General on the post-2015 development agenda (2012-2013). His most recent co-authored/edited books are “Leave No One Behind” (Brookings Press, 2019) and “From Summits to Solutions: Innovations in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals” (Brookings Press, 2018). He has published articles, book chapters, and opinion pieces on global development policy, global trends, the global food crisis, international organizations, the G20, the DAC, and private philanthropy.

Muhamad Chatib Basri is a former Minister of Finance of Indonesia. Previously he was the Chairman of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board.

He is a member of various International Advisory councils including the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable and Inclusive Recovery and Growth formed by the World Bank and the IMF in the face of dual crisis posed by COVID-19 pandemic and climate change; member of Climate Overshoot Commission, launched by Paris Peace Forum co-chaired by Pascal Lamy; the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development; Group Eminent Personalities of the OECD Development Centre.

He is also member of the Governing Board of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He teaches at the Department of Economics University of Indonesia and co-founded CReco Research, a Jakarta based economic consulting firm. Dr. Basri was Ash Centre Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School (2015-2016), Pacific Leadership Fellow at the Centre on Global Transformation, University of California at San Diego (2016), NTUC Professor of International Economic Relation, RSIS, NTU, Singapore (2016) and Thee Kian Wie Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Australian National University (2016-2017).

His expertise is International Trade, Macroeconomics and Political Economy. He is the author of a number of papers in international journals and actively writes for various leading newspapers and magazines in Indonesia.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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Jun 15 2022


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9:00 am - 10:30 am