With much of the developed world in recession, Asia's economies are suffering as exports crumble, capital flows reverse, and business and consumer confidence deteriorates.
The ADB's Senior Economist Donghyun Park addresses these issues within the context of the Asian Development Outlook 2009, ADB's flagship economic publication.
ADB Country Economist Craig Sugden presents highlights of the Pacific portion of the report and discussed the policy options available to the region to minimize the impacts of the global economic crisis.
Donghyun Park specializes in economic forecasts and trends. He is among those who work on the annual Asian Development Outlook, ADB's flagship publication forecasting economic trends in the region.
He belongs to ERD, which handles data analysis and database development and management to enhance the effectiveness of ADB's aid and contribution to a country's development strategy.
S. Hafeez Rahman
Sultan Hafeez Rahman is the Director-General of the Pacific Department of Asian Development Bank. He is also the lead author of ADB's response to 2008 food crisis.
Craig Sugden is the Asia Development Band Pacific Economist.