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07 to 08 March 2022 | Open meeting

Developing Asia-Pacific countries usually have national macroeconomic models that can be used to assess the potential economic impacts of adverse shocks and changes in economic policy directions. Yet, these models typically focus on economic dimension of sustainable development, while neglecting the social and environmental aspects. As countries seek to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, there is a need to move beyond these traditional macroeconomic models because they are not designed to give a comprehensive picture of the impacts of public policies.

 

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the merit of having a macroeconomic model that captures interactions among economic, social and environmental variables has become more evident. As countries are introducing an unprecedented scale of fiscal stimulus, they need to ensure that such spending helps them to ‘build forward better’, that is, socially inclusive, more resilient to future shocks, and ecologically sustainable.

 

In this context, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), together with the United Nations country team, are carrying out a capacity building project that aims to further integrate sustainable development into macroeconomic modelling in Indonesia. This national workshop is organized as part of this project.

 

The workshop runs for two days, Monday 7th March -  Tuesday 8th March 2022, at 15.00-17.00 hours (Indonesia and Bangkok Times) and aims to (a) discuss ideas on public policy options that help Indonesia build forward better (Day 1); and (b) strengthen the technical capacity of government officials in conducting macroeconomic analysis that duly considers the social and environmental aspects of development (Day 2). Participation on Day 1 of the workshop is open to the public, while Day 2 targets government officials who work on economic modelling to support long-term development planning.

07 Mar 2022
15:00
15:30
Session 1 - Opening remarks
Video conference

Remarks (10 mins each)

  • H.E. Ms. Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti, Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs, Ministry of National Development Planning [Presentation]
  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary, ESCAP
  • Ms. Valerie Julliand, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Indonesia

 

 

 

Moderator

  • Mr. Hamza Ali Malik, Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP
15:30
16:30
Session 2 – Building Indonesia forward better: policy options and implications
Video conference

This session reviews Indonesia’s major development opportunities and challenges and discusses the socio-economic and environmental implications of selected policy options to achieve more inclusive, resilient and green development.

 

Presentations (20 mins each)

1. Indonesia’s medium-term development opportunities and challenges

  • Mr. Eka Chandra Buana, Director of Macro Planning and Statistical Analysis, Ministry of National Development Planning

 

2. United Nations support to green development in Indonesia

  • Ms. Verania Andria, Senior Advisor for Sustainable Energy, UNDP
  • Ms. Diandra Pratami, Development Coordination Officer, RCO

 

3. Socio-economic and environmental impacts of policy scenarios in Indonesia

  • Ms. Dawn Holland, Senior consultant on macroeconomic modelling

 

 

Moderator

  • Mr. Ruhimat Soerakoesoemah, Head, Subregional Office for South-East Asia, ESCAP

 

16:30
17:00
Session 3 – Q&A and open discussion
Video conference

Moderator

  • Mr. Ruhimat Soerakoesoemah, Head, Subregional Office for South-East Asia, ESCAP
08 Mar 2022
15:00
17:00
Technical session on implementing the ESCAP macroeconomic model for sustainable development for Indonesia
Video conference

This session highlights the basic technical features of the model, explain the model’s technical manual, and demonstrates how to execute the model in the EViews statistical software.

  • Ms. Dawn Holland, Senior consultant on macroeconomic modelling

 

A Q&A session follows.

Session 1 - Opening remarks

Ms. Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti
H.E. Ms. Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti
Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs, Ministry of National Development Planning
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Mrs. Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti, often referred to as Mrs. Winny, is currently serving as Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs, at the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas of the Republic of Indonesia. Mrs. Winny was appointed as Deputy Minister in December 2020, after her prior assignment as Senior Advisor to the Minister of National Development Planning for Economy and Financing at the same institution (2018 – 2020). She started her career at the Ministry in 1999.

Mrs. Winny is greatly passionate in topics concerning Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), previously serving as the head of SDGs National Secretariate (2018-2020). In line with her area of expertise, she is currently assigned as the vice chair of SDGs National Team.

Mrs. Winny holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her strong interests are in the areas of macroeconomics, international economics, trade and economic development, as well as economic modelling and impact analysis.

ESCAP Executive Secretary
Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
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Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Formerly, she was Professor of Economics at Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia, where she also served as a Director for the Center for Sustainable Development Goals Studies, as well as Vice Chair of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences. Prior, she was the Minister of National Development Planning and the Head of National Development Planning Agency in Indonesia, alongside being the Alternate Governor of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank representing Indonesia.

Ms. Valerie Julliand
Ms. Valerie Julliand
United Nations Resident Coordinator in Indonesia
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Ms. Valerie Julliand is currently the UN Resident Coordinator (UN RC) for the Republic of Indonesia. She began her assignment in October 2020.

Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Julliand served as the UN RC in Nepal since 2016. Prior to coming to Nepal, she held the position of Resident Coordinator/Resident Representative in Guatemala (2013-2016) and in the Dominican Republic (2009-2013).

From 1995 to 2008 Ms. Julliand was with the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) where she served as Head of IRIN News, Regional Office for West Africa (2006-2008), Head of the Regional Office for East Africa and the Great Lakes (1999-2006), and Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer, and Demobilization and Reintegration Programme Manager, Angola Country Office (1995-1999).

Before joining OCHA, Ms. Julliand undertook voluntary work in Eastern DRC (1995) and was the Programme Director for Handicap International in Serbia and Bosnia (1993-1994). From 1984 to 1992 she worked in various positions in publishing companies in Paris, most notably as General Director of BIBA (a French women’s magazine) and Publisher of various magazines in the “Groupe Express” in France and in Poland.

Ms. Julliand, a French national, holds a Masters in Political Science from the Institute d’Etudes Politiques, France and an MPhil in Human Resources Management from the Institut de Gestion Sociale, France. She speaks French, English and Spanish.

MPFD Director
Mr. Hamza Ali Malik
Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division (MPFD), ESCAP
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Mr. Hamza Ali Malik is currently the Director of Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division (MPFD) at UNESCAP. He leads the team responsible for analyzing economic conditions and emerging development challenges in Asia and the Pacific economies and assesses potential policy options and financing strategies that can support them in their pursuit of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Before joining the UNESCAP in 2014, Hamza worked as the Director of Monetary Policy Department at the central bank of Pakistan (SBP). He graduated from McMaster University with a Ph.D. in economics in 2002.

Session 2 – Building Indonesia forward better: policy options and implications

Mr. Eka Chandra Buana
Mr. Eka Chandra Buana
Director of Macro Planning and Statistical Analysis, Ministry of National Development Planning
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Mr. Eka Chandra Buana is currently serving as Director for Macro Planning and Statistical Analysis at the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas of the Republic of Indonesia. He was assigned to this post in 2018, previously serving as Deputy Director of Central Government Funding Allocation for the Directorate of Development Funding Allocation at the same institution (2017-2018).

Mr. Chandra begun his service for the Ministry in 2002, with expertise in macro economic planning and funding.  He was placed in several posts related to development funding, financial services, monetary analysis, and macro planning.  In his current position, he is greatly concerned with synchronizing national and sub-national macro indicators, aiming to achieve convergence and dissipating regional disparities through evidence-based planning.

Mr. Chandra holds a Masters in Economics from Georgia State University, accompanied with a history of courses related to his strong interests in macroeconomics management, economic modelling, financial budgeting, impact analysis, and fiscal policies.

Verania Andria
Ms. Verania Andria
Senior Advisor for Sustainable Energy, UNDP
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Ms. Verania Andria is Senior Advisor for Sustainable Energy with UNDP Indonesia with more than 15 years of working experience in clean energy, climate change and green economy issues.

She graduated Bachelor and Master degree from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia and Doctorate degree from the University for Natural and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria.

Diandra Pratami
Ms. Diandra Pratami
Development Coordination Officer, RCO
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Ms. Diandra Pratami is a Development Coordination Officer, Economist at the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator Indonesia. She leads the UN system-wide studies in the country and provides substantive inputs to the implementation of the UN-Indonesia Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2025. Previously, she worked at the World Food Programme (WFP) Indonesia Country Office, UNDP and the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS). She holds a Master of Public Policy, specializing in development policy, from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning from Bandung Institute of Technology.

Ms. Dawn Holland
Ms. Dawn Holland
Senior Consultant on macroeconomic modelling for UN ESCAP
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Ms. Dawn Holland is a Senior Consultant on macroeconomic modelling for UN ESCAP and a Fellow of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) in London, UK. She is also a Member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, and previously served as Chief of Global Economic Monitoring at UN/DESA, steering production of the UN’s flagship publication World Economic Situation and Prospects and the development of the UN’s World Economic Forecasting Model. She is currently working with UN ESCAP to develop macroeconomic modelling tools that incorporate social and environmental dimensions.

Ruhinat Soerakoesoemah
Mr. Ruhimat Soerakoesoemah
Head, Subregional Office for South-East Asia, ESCAP
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Mr. Ruhimat Soerakoesoemah has extensive experience in policy analysis, development cooperation, and regional integration in Asia and the Pacific. He currently initiates work on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in eleven member countries, in partnership with governments, international institutions, civil society, and private sector entities. He also leads the cooperation for the UN with ASEAN in the economic and social-cultural areas. Prior to UN ESCAP, he managed economic development programmes and delivered technical assistance in Southeast Asia and the Pacific region.

Session 3 – Q&A and open discussion

Mr. Ruhinat Soerakoesoemah
Mr. Ruhimat Soerakoesoemah
Head, Subregional Office for South-East Asia, ESCAP
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Mr. Ruhimat Soerakoesoemah has extensive experience in policy analysis, development cooperation, and regional integration in Asia and the Pacific. He currently initiates work on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in eleven member countries, in partnership with governments, international institutions, civil society, and private sector entities. He also leads the cooperation for the UN with ASEAN in the economic and social-cultural areas. Prior to UN ESCAP, he managed economic development programmes and delivered technical assistance in Southeast Asia and the Pacific region.

Technical session on implementing the ESCAP macroeconomic model for sustainable development for Indonesia

Ms. Dawn Holland
Ms. Dawn Holland
Senior Consultant on macroeconomic modelling for UN ESCAP
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Ms. Dawn Holland is a Senior Consultant on macroeconomic modelling for UN ESCAP and a Fellow of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) in London, UK. She is also a Member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, and previously served as Chief of Global Economic Monitoring at UN/DESA, steering production of the UN’s flagship publication World Economic Situation and Prospects and the development of the UN’s World Economic Forecasting Model. She is currently working with UN ESCAP to develop macroeconomic modelling tools that incorporate social and environmental dimensions.

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