The event is intended to solicit and discuss the perspectives of three groups of stakeholders whose engagement is critical in delivering on the EPG’s objectives:
Development policy officials from advanced countries, emerging markets and low-income developing countries beyond the G20;
Representatives of civil society engaged in the development debate; and
Representatives of the key international financial institutions whose individual and collective
actions the EPG is aiming to shape. The event took place in the context of the IMF-World Bank Annual meetings in Bali. It was organised by Center for Global Development, LSE Institute of Global Affairs, and the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee.Experts from academia, business and politics have debated on how to achieve these goals and promote deeper integration between Europe and Asia.
They discussed the current institutional framework, initiatives such as the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative, European integration and relations between the European Union (EU) and Eurasia, focusing on trade relations and on Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
A related focus has been on Asia’s relations with the Danube region, with contributions also from the Danube Macro Region Business Forum (DMRBF)
- Chatib BASRI: Mandiri Institute and Former Finance Minister of Indonesia
- Dr Vita SILVIRA: SE., MBA, CA, University of Indonesia
- Erik BERGLOF: Director, LSE and EPG Secretariat
- Marc UZAN: Executive President, RBWC
- Masood AHMED: President, Center for Global Development