Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India

Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India: Reviving Tourism Post-Pandemic

Growth in emerging Asia is showing resilience in the face of great economic uncertainty. The return of tourists will strengthen economies amidst Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and weak external demand.

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En français - Perspectives économiques pour l’Asie du Sud-Est, la Chine et l’Inde

En Asie émergente, même si la croissance affiche de la résilience en 2023, il reste des risques à gérer.


Launch event

The Development Centre launched the Outlook on 31 March 2023 in an online webinar. During the event key findings were presented, in addition to economic prospects and risks that the region faces. 

With remarks from:

  • Mathias Cormann, Secretary General, OECD
  • Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce, Cambodia
  • Junever M. Mahilum-West, Ambassador of the Philippines to France, Co-chair of Outlook Consultation Group (OCG) Meeting
  • Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Director, OECD Development Centre
  • Kensuke Molnar-Tanaka, Head of Asia Desk, OECD Development Centre
  • Donghan Yang, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Korea to the OECD
  • Alisara Mahasandana, Assistant Governor, Bank of Thailand
  • Wahyu Agung Nugroho, Director, Economic and Monetary Policy Department, Bank Indonesia
  • Valentina Superti, Director for Tourism and Proximity, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission


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