Building an inclusive ASEAN through human-centered, sustainable and resilient partnerships
Southeast Asia is a region of strategic priority for the OECD. For over 25 years, the OECD and Southeast Asia have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship, fostering policy dialogue and disseminating good practices and mutual learning in a number of areas, including inclusiveness.
With a combined GDP of USD 3.2 trillion, ASEAN is the third fastest-growing major Indo-Pacific economy after China and India. Now fighting the consequences of COVID-19, we need to learn more from each other on how to adjust to the challenges we face.
Indeed, building back better also implies injecting more social responsibility into the way we do business — and promoting more inclusive and social entrepreneurship models has become crucial. There is a need to learn more about the role that the social economy can play in creating more sustainable and resilient growth.
Increasingly the social economy represents a cutting-edge solution for many contemporary challenges to drive inclusive and sustainable economic development. The objective of the webinar will be 1) to highlight the role the social economy can play in supporting inclusive growth and 2) to introduce participants to some of the factors that can enable the social economy to do so.
The webinar was organised by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE). This event took place in the framework for the preparation to the OECD Southeast Asia Ministerial Conference: Human-centred future: Partnership for a smarter, greener and more inclusive ASEAN that takes place on 9 and 10 February 2022.
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