Agenda

 

Tuesday, 23 January 2007

09h30 -10h00

Welcome Addresses
by Mr. Mochamad S. Hidayat, Director General for Multilateral Affairs - Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia and Mr. Kiyo Akasaka, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

Opening Remarks
1. H.E. Mr. Boediono, Co-ordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia
2. Mr. Masahiro Kawai, Dean of Asian Development Bank Institute
3. H.E. Mr. Ong Keng Yong, Secretary-General, ASEAN

10h00 -13h00

Session I
"What is the peer review mechanism and how does it work?" chaired by Mr. Kiyo Akasaka, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

Keynote Speeches
1. "Tool for Co-operation and change: concept and function of the peer review mechanism" by Mr. Nicola Bonucci, Director, Legal Directorate, OECD
2. "Belgium’s experience with peer reviews" by H.E. Mr. Patrick van Haute, Ambassador, Permanent representative of Belgium to the OECD
3. "Korea’s experience with peer reviews" by H.E. Mr. Tae-Shin Kwon, Ambassador, Permanent representative of Korea to the OECD
4. "Comparative aspects of peer reviews - OECD, IMF and the European Union" by Mr. Niels Thygesen, Denmark, Chair of Economic Development Review Committee, OECD

Lead Discussants
Mr. Gil Beltran, Domestic Finance Group and Legislative Liaison, Department of Finance, Philippines
General Discussion
15h00 - 18h00

Session II
"Peer review mechanism - A tool for economic policy reform", chaired by Mr. Masahiro Kawai, Dean of Asian Development Bank Institute

Keynote Speeches
1. "Peer review in the Economic Development Review Committee (EDRC)" by Mr. Val Koromzay, Director, Country studies branch, Economics Department, OECD
2. "Policy Reform in Indonesia: Agenda and Challenges" by Mr. Mohamad Ikhsan, Senior Adviser, Co-ordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia
3. "Peer reviews: a tool for international co-operation that respects sovereignty and diversity" by Mr. Dominique Bocquet, Minister Counsellor, Delegation of France to the OECD

Lead Discussants
1. Mr. Porametee Vimolsiri, Senior Advisor, National Economic and Social Development Board, Thailand - "Thailand's economic and social development: Current agenda"
2. Mr. Ryokichi Hirono, Professor Emeritus, Seikei University, Japan - "Japan's Experience of OECD Peer Review"

General Discussion

Wednesday, 24 January 2007

10h00 – 10h15

Opening remarks for day 2 by Mr. Frédéric Langer, Counsellor, Centre for Co-operation with Non-Members, OECD and Introduction to session 3:
"Measuring regional interdependence in Southeast Asia - A review of quantitative literature" (summary of presentation) by Mr. Kensuke Tanaka and Frédéric Langer, Centre for Co-operation with Non-Members, OECD

10h15 – 13h15

Session III
"What role for a peer review mechanism in fostering regional integration?" chaired by Mr. Worapot Manupipatpong, Director, Finance and Surveillance, ASEAN secretariat

Keynote Speeches
1. "Peer Review - an Australian Experience" by Mr. Blair Comley, General Manager, Business Tax Division, Australian Treasury
2. "Evolving ASEAN+3 ERPD: From Peer Reviews to Due Diligence" by Mr. Masahiro Kawai, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
3. "The role of peer reviews in APEC" by Mr. Geoffrey Woodhead, Director (Finance), APEC
4. "Peer review, peer support and peer pressure: The EU experience" by Mr. Moreno Bertoldi, Senior Economist, International Department, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

Lead Discussants
1. Mr. Kiichiro Fukasaku, Counsellor, Development Centre, OECD - "What role for a peer review mechanism in fostering regional integration? - Comments -"
2. Mr. Dac Thanh Nguyen, Economic Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam

General Discussion
14h30 - 16h30

Session IV
"The way forward - Making best use of the peer review mechanism - Public seminar", chaired by H.E. Mr. Arizal Effendi, Ambassador, Embassy of Indonesia to France and Andorra

Invited Panellists:
Mr. AkasakaMr. Bonucci, H.E. Mr. van Haute , Mr. Ikhsan, Mr. Kawai, Mr. Koromzay, H.E. Mr. Kwon and Mr. Manupipatpong