Webinar on “Does a New Informal Credit Arrangement Improve Poor’s Welfare? The Case of Debit Card Pawning in the Philippines”


In this webinar from the webinar series Financial Transformation, Credit Markets and Household Debt in Southeast Asia, Dr Kei Kajisa, Dr Ed Lucio, and Discussant Dr Nina Anchugina examined the new credit arrangement in the Philippines’ informal finance sector: an emerging credit arrangement called “ATM sangla”.



Webinar on “Indonesia’s Decentralisation Reforms 20 Years On: Part 2”


In this webinar, Dr Yanuar Nugroho, Dr Sujarwoto, Dr Wilmar Salim and Ms Uly Faoziyah explore the effects of Indonesia’s decentralisation reforms over the past two decades. They examined state capacity and infrastructure development at the subnational level.



Webinar on “The Future of the Automotive Sector in Selected APEC Economies: Case of Thailand and Malaysia”


This webinar aims to examine the impact of these changes on the auto sector in selected APEC economies, namely Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.



Webinar on “Indonesia’s Decentralisation Reforms 20 Years On: Part 1”


This webinar is the first of a series of three and focuses on competitiveness and fiscal autonomy at the subnational level of Indonesia.



Webinar on “The Challenges of Low-Income Debt and Moneylending in Singapore”


In this webinar, Dr Jodi Gardner will consider a range of relevant issues including moneylending regulation, bankruptcy reforms, and open banking, highlighting what further steps can be taken to increase equality in Singapore’s financial market.



Webinar on “Embracing Industry 4.0: Policy and Progress in Malaysia”


In this webinar, Dr VGR Chandran Govindaraju examines the Malaysian government’s efforts towards embracing Industry 4.0.



Webinar on “Myanmar’s Mobile Finance Revolution? Disruption and Promise”


In the second webinar of the webinar series on Financial Transformation, Credit Markets and Household Debt in Southeast Asia Dr Sean Turnell explores the beginnings of mobile financial services in Myanmar, their dramatic expansion since the country’s (albeit, incomplete) political transformation, the state of play of the sector, and the issues and obstacles it faces.



Webinar on “Assessing the Impact of the US-China Trade War in an Era of Global Supply Chains”


In this webinar, Dr Jayant Menon examines how the US-China trade war has impacted the region through global supply chains. It will try to answer two inter-related questions: Why did the restructuring of GSCs happen so soon after the first tariffs were raised? And how can a relatively small bilateral tariff disrupt GSCs, causing seemingly costly restructuring?



Webinar on “Microfinance in Cambodia: ‘Building-back-better’ in the post-Covid-19 Era Confirmation”


In this first webinar of the webinar series Financial Transformation, Credit Markets and Household Debt in Southeast Asia, Dr Milford Bateman examines the microfinance sector using Cambodia as an illustration given that its microfinance sector is considered as the world largest and most profitable. 



Webinar on “Industrial Parks in Vietnam”


In this webinar, Dr Doan Thi Thanh Ha provides an update and evaluation of the state of industrial parks (IPs) in Vietnam, as well as discuss current government policies regarding IPs – their strengths, weaknesses and the way forward, taking into account recent developments in the global economy.