Does Southeast Asia need a new development model?

Does Southeast Asia need a new development model?

Thu, 03 November 2022

Southeast Asia is one of the most economically and developmentally successful regions in the world. But the region faces numerous challenges — from fragmenting globalisation and escalating geopolitical tensions to accelerating digital disruption and the mounting costs of climate change. Internal domestic challenges also loom large. What will it take for Southeast Asia to continue to succeed? Is a new approach to development needed? 

In September 2022, the Lowy Institute explored these questions in the digital debate feature Does Southeast Asia need a new development model?, featuring contributions from leading Southeast Asian experts.

Now, you are invited to join us for a special video event to discuss these questions and more. Chaired by Lowy Institute Lead Economist Roland Rajah, the panel will feature some of the region’s most interesting economic thinkers including Tricia Yeoh, CEO of leading Malaysian think tank, the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs; Vasuki Shastry, Associate Fellow at Chatham House; and Tiza Mafira, a climate policy expert and head of Climate Policy Initiative Indonesia. 


Broadcast via YouTube
Thursday 3 November at 2.00pm AEDT (Jakarta 10.00am | Manila 11.00am)
Watch the video here


Tiza Mafira is a climate policy expert based in Jakarta. She leads Climate Policy Initiative Indonesia, a think tank, and in 2020 received the Gen.T Award for Future Leaders of Asia.

Vasuki Shastry is an Associate Fellow in the Asia Pacific program of Chatham House. He was formerly with the IMF, Standard Chartered Bank, and the Singapore central bank. He is the author of Has Asia Lost It? Dynamic Past, Turbulent Future.

Tricia Yeoh is CEO of Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) and holds a PhD from the School of Politics, History and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia.

This event and the digital debate feature Does Southeast Asia need a new development model? are produced with the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.