Asia: Leading the Way Forward
More than 1,000 regional economists, bankers, analysts, and financial media crowded into the Korean city of Daejeon for the conference, titled “Asia 21: Leading the Way Forward,” hosted by the Korean government and the IMF. Wrapping up a two-day conference on Asia’s future, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn announced a set of commitments, labeled the “Daejeon Deliverables,” that he said will significantly strengthen the Asia-IMF partnership in a year that South Korea chairs the Group of Twenty (G-20).
- Build a shared vision to support sustained economic growth in Asia, while drawing lessons from the past in a candid and constructive manner;
- Showcase Asia’s success in economic management, and highlight lessons for other regions;
- Examine Asia’s growth model, its prospects going forward, and the implications of change for the global economy;
- Discuss Asia’s role in the international community, including the IMF, in this process.
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