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The Tokyo Fiscal Forum Seminar
Towards Post COVID-19 Fiscal Policy and Digitalization in Asia

Policy Research Institute (PRI), IMF (Fiscal Affairs Department), and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) held The Tokyo Fiscal Forum Seminar “Towards Post COVID-19 Fiscal Policy and Digitalization in Asia” on December 7, 2021.

Government officials and experts in fiscal policy from 16 countries in Asia and beyond had intensively discussed the development of fiscal policy after COVID-19 and the role that digital technology can play in ensuring fiscal sustainability in Asia. The discussion was conducted in terms of policy aspects in light of the support from IMF, and challenges and case studies of each Asian countries.

Date : December 7
Venue : Online (Zoom)
Agenda : English(PDF:174KB)

Welcome Address

12:00 PM – 12:10

Juan Toro(Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF)

Tetsushi Sonobe(Dean of ADBI)

Opening Presentation: Macro-Fiscal Challenges in Asia—An Overview(PDF:347KB)

12:10 – 12:25

Odd-Per Brekk(Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF)

House Rules and Photo Session

12:25 – 12:30

The Secretariat

Session 1: Strengthening the Credibility of Public Finances

12:30 – 13:10

Moderator: Hironori Kawauchi (Executive Vice President, Policy Research Institute, MOF, Japan)



[1]Paolo Mauro(Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF)(PDF:788KB)

[2]John Beirne(Research Fellow, ADBI)(PDF:613KB)


Discussion and Q&A


Session 2: Digitalization of Government Operations

13:10 – 13:55

Moderator: Kentaro Katayama(Advisor, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF)



[1]Ruud De Mooij(Assistant Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF)(PDF:393KB)

[2]Dharitri Panda(Additional Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance, India)(PDF:577KB)

[3]Sangwook Nam(Senior Manager, Korea Public Finance Information Service, Ministry of Economy and Finance of Republic of Korea)(PDF:4077KB)


Discussion and Q&A

Closing Remarks

13:55 – 14:00

Takeshi Kurihara (President, Policy Research Institute, MOF, Japan)




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