Asia-wide regional workshop on “SOCIAL INCLUSIVENESS IN ASIA’S EMERGING MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES” will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia on 13 September 2011. This event is organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in close partnership with the International Labor Office (ILO), the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC), and the Planning and Poverty Reduction Agency (BAPPENAS) of the Government of Indonesia. It is also supported by research work of various Asian think tank institutions, including BIDS (Bangladesh), CDRI (Cambodia), IPRCC (People’s Republic of China), KDI (Korea), NCAER (India), CEPA (Sri Lanka), TDRI (Thailand), CER (Uzbekistan), LPEM (Indonesia), KIMEP (Malaysia), IIDS (Nepal), PIDE (Pakistan), ISEAS (Singapore), and VASS (Viet Nam), as well as researchers from the Philippines. The Asia-wide workshop (13 September) will bring together about 60 policy researchers and practitioners working at the technical level, including representatives of Asian governments, think tanks, bilateral development agencies, and inter-governmental organizations. Participants will also be invited to attend the ensuing China-ASEAN Forum (14-15 Sept 2011) on the Quality of Growth in ASEAN + 3.
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