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Webinar: UKABC Roundtable with Dr Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

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UKABC is delighted to be hosting Dr Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist at the FCDO. This will be an opportunity for partners to hear about the FCDO’s economic priorities for the region as well as provide feedback on their areas of focus to ensure greater synchronisation and collaboration between the FCDO and UK business on economic policy and priorities in Southeast Asia.

The FCDO is supporting ASEAN in the areas of green finance, fintech and energy transition. Dr Glennerster will provide an overview of the work underway and share her thoughts on the economic outlook for the region and discuss how the various FCDO programmes are supporting the region’s growth.

Areas of discussion

  • Green finance and collaboration with ASEAN Finance Ministers
  • Support for energy transition and fintech in the region.
  • Update on the FCDO’s Integrated Review and ties to ASEAN.
  • Review the impact of COVID in Southeast Asia and outlook for recovery.
  • Partner input and feedback on priority economic issues such as ESG investing.

This event is for UKABC board members and partners. To find out more about partnership opportunities contact ken.wells@ukabc.org.uk.

Programme

9.00 Welcome remarks

• Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG, Chair, UK-ASEAN Business Council

9.05 Partner conversation

• Dr Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

Chaired by Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG, Chair, UK-ASEAN Business Council

10.00 Roundtable concludes

Biography

Dr Rachel Glennerster is the Chief Economist of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and a member of the FCDO Executive Committee.
Prior to her appointment at the FCDO, she was the Chief Economist of the Department for International Development (DFID) and from 2004-2017, she was Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), a research centre in the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that seeks to reduce poverty by ensuring policy is informed by scientific evidence.
Dr Glennerster’s work has spanned reform of the international financial system, debt, promoting innovation, education, health, financial regulation, and women’s empowerment in Russia, Africa and South-East Asia. In addition to FCDO, DFID and MIT, Dr Glennerster has held positions at the International Monetary Fund, Her Majesty’s Treasury and the Harvard Institute for International Development.

Further reading

UK-ASEAN Factsheet. Gov.UK

UK seeks to boost ties with Southeast Asia through ASEAN. Gov.UK

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