The ninth Policy Actions for COVID-19 Economic Recovery (PACER) Dialogue on “Accelerating Digital Financial Services and Infrastructure” discussed policies and measures that can help countries accelerate the growth of digital financial services anchored on strong digital infrastructure amidst COVID-19. Over 60 government officials and private sector representatives from Southeast Asia and the People’s Republic of China attended the event sharing country experiences and lessons on digital financial services and infrastructure policies and measures taken to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerate recovery.
The ninth session of the PACER Dialogues aimed to:
- promote improved understanding of policies that can better harness the potential and accelerate the growth of digital financial services anchored on strong digital infrastructure in the post COVID-19 new normal;
- feature the experience of the Republic of Korea and lessons on effective use of digital financial services in mitigating impacts of COVID-19 and accelerating recovery; and,
- provide a platform for policy makers and development planners to share knowledge and experience and collaboratively learn from each other.
Program and Learning Materials:
|9th PACER Dialogue – Overview and Objectives||Alfredo Perdiguero, Director, Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)|
Accelerating Digital Financial Services and Infrastructure amid COVID 19 and Beyond
|David Lee Kuo Chuen, Professor, Singapore University of Social Sciences|
Korea Financial Telecommunications and Clearings Institute's Centralized Digital Payment System
|Hae-Rok Ko, General Manager, Center for International Cooperation, Korea Financial Telecommunications and Clearings Institute|
|Open Discussion and Questions||Junkyu Lee, Chief, Finance Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC), ADB (Moderator)|
|Synthesis and Summary||Junkyu Lee, Chief, Finance Sector Group, SDCC, ADB|