Regional conference on the impact of the Global Financial Crisis

07 May 2010

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The UNDP Regional Centre for Asia Pacific in collaboration with UNDP Nepal and the National Planning Commission hosted a South Asia conference on the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis and their linkages with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

The audience for the conference were about 40 representatives from South Asia (focal points from the Government, UNDP Country Offices and NGOs or Civil Society Organisations). 

The overall objective of this workshop was to share findings of the country level studies with policy makers, CSOs, academia, donors, media and UNDP Country offices.

The workshop was planned with the intention of exchanging knowledge on the social and economic impact of the crisis; sharing lessons learned and to provide policy makers in the respective countries with experiences in implementing social safety nets and lessons learned in implementation. 

Opening the workshop, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Mr. Ajay Chibber said, "While the Asia region has done well to rebound from the crisis, there remain important challenges ahead to ensure an Asian Century, and with political stability Nepal could benefit enormously from the rapid growth in the region."