As part of a partnership arrangement under the “Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth” study, Yasya Babych of MPRC was invited to participate in an Interim workshop dubbed “Enabling Conditions for Inclusive Growth and Good Jobs: A Role for Development Partners” held on 15-16 September 2016 in Manila, the Philippines by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
This workshop centered on how development partners such as the ADB and other agencies can assist Central Asian and South Caucasus countries achieve inclusive economic growth by promoting the creation of good jobs through their operations. Experts from the eight countries covered by the study discussed the findings of their background papers while ADB staff discussed ways to improve project design and implementations to promote inclusive growth and job creation.
Approximately 60 participants from partnering countries attended the workshop.
Yasya Babych served as a panelist on two different sessions of the workshop; “Promoting Job Creation and Inclusive Growth through Basic Infrastructure Projects: Transport and Energy” discussed the importance of basic infrastructure projects in the transport and energy sectors, confronting different methodologies to assess their impact on job creation and inclusive growth and also looking at the opportunities offered by regional cooperation programs such as the Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC).
Prof. Babych participated in the “Promoting Job Creation and Inclusive Growth through Urban and Rural Development Projects” panel, which analyzed urban and rural development projects and discussed the issues of urbanization, modernizing agriculture production, and reducing spatial disparities.