14 June 2022 


This webinar presented the main findings of ADB’s forthcoming publication, the Social Protection Indicator in Asia, one of two regional reports (the other is on the Pacific) on the subject, providing an analysis of 2018 data on social protection programs in 26 countries in Asia. Updating the 2015 analysis published in Social Protection Indicator for Asia: Assessing Progress (ADB 2019), and in addition to providing the social protection trends in 2018, the report also contains thematic chapters on social protection responses to the COVID-19 pandemic; the constraints and opportunities in producing and analyzing social protection data and statistics at a national and regional levels; and the challenges in identifying people with disabilities and measuring disability prevalence for effective monitoring of disability-focused social protection measures.  


  • Wendy Walker, Chief of Social Development Thematic Group, ADB 
  • Babken Babajanian, Associate Professorial Lecturer, London School of Economics 
  • Nuno Cunha, Senior Social Protection Technical Specialist, ILO 
  • Ludovico Carraro, Independent Development Consultant 
  • Enkhtsetseg Byambaa, Lecturer and Researchers at National University of Mongolia 
  • Closing: Markus Ruck, Specialist on Social Protection, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific 

Moderator: Jessica Owens, Regional Advisor, Social Policy, UNICEF ROSA 

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Registrants: 150


Attendees: 82


Youtube views: 150

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