The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) held a conference in Tokyo on February 2, entitled “Regional Development: Fiscal Risk, Fiscal Space and the SDGs”, inviting ministerial and director-general level participants from 12 Asian countries.
JICA and IMF have organized conferences every other year since 2011, with fiscal and monetary policy authorities including finance ministers and central bank governors from low income Asian countries, to discuss regional agendas, based on both institutions’ empirical studies. This time, which was the 4th conference of the series, brought a discussion about the expansion of the fiscal space (*1) for sustainable development, the SDGs, with participants from 12 Asian countries. These 12 countries are Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
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