Webinar on “SDGs and Business Contribution in Southeast Asia”


In this ISEAS-RIETI joint webinar, the speakers looked into the progress achieved in meeting some of the key elements of SDGs in Southeast Asia and reflected on the importance of aligning post-pandemic economic and social recovery with the SDGs.



Webinar on “Lessons from Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic: Singapore and Taiwan”


In this webinar, Dr Benjamin Ong and Dr Deborah Elms shared about the respective experience in managing the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore and Taiwan.



Webinar on “Regulating Over-indebtedness: Local State Power in Cambodia’s Microfinance Market”


In this webinar, Dr Nathan Green shared on his paper on the over-indebtedness crisis suffered by Cambodian borrowers, Dr Green argues that local authorities performing key regulatory roles of the state are essential for the microfinance market to function.



Webinar on “Drivers of Ar-Rahnu (Pawn) Acceptance: Malaysian Evidence”


In this webinar, Dr Hassanudin Mohd Thas Thaker shared on his research paper on Ar-Rahnu or pawn financing as a form of personal borrowing in Malaysia.



Webinar on “Exploring Differences in Rural Household Debt between Thailand and Vietnam: Economic Environment versus Household Characteristics”


In the eighth session of the webinar series on Financial Transformation, Credit Markets and Household Debt in Southeast Asia, Dr Bezawit Beyene Chichaibelu and Prof Hermann Waibel presented their paper on the subject of the differences in rural household debt between Thailand and Vietnam.



Webinar on “The Prospects and Dangers of Algorithmic Credit Scoring in Vietnam: Regulating a Legal Blindspot”


In the seventh session of the webinar series on “Financial Transformation, Credit Markets and Household Debt in Southeast Asia”, Dr Nicolas Lainez presents on the prospects and dangers of algorithmic credit scoring in Vietnam.



Webinar on “ Understanding People’s Use of Digital Lending in Indonesia”


In this webinar, Dr Johan Irni Rahmayan and Mr Manggi Taruna Habir examine a range of relevant issues related to the use of fintech and financial capability in Indonesia, with focuses on household debt sourced from online loans.



Webinar on “The Vulnerability of Jobs to COVID-19: The Case of Malaysia”


In this webinar, a panel of speakers from World Bank, Ms Alyssa Farha Jasmin, Dr Amanina Abdur Rahman and Mr Achim Daniel Schmillen present their study on job vulnerability in Malaysia, using detailed data on employment patterns and on the possibility to work from home and without physical proximity to estimate the extent and distribution of jobs most vulnerable to COVID-19. 



Webinar on “Savings and Credit in Rural Lao PDR: With a Focus on the Village-level Savings Groups”


In the fifth instalment in the Webinar Series on “Financial Transformation, Credit Markets and Household Debt in Southeast Asia“, Prof Koichi Fujita, Prof Akihiko Ohno, Dr Chansathith Chaleunsinh and Prof Hans Dieter Seibel shared on the status of savings and credit in rural Lao.



Webinar on “Indonesia’s Decentralisation Reforms 20 Years On: Part 3”


Taking the upcoming 20 year anniversary of Indonesia’s reform process as a reference point, this project seeks to explore the effect of the country’s decentralisation reforms over the past two decades. This webinar is the last of a series of three and focuses on inequality, poverty and education sector performance at the subnational level.