Video On Demand

The Future of Work in the Mekong Subregion

September 23, 2021 • 9:00 – 10:00 am EDT

The CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development (PPD) invites you to join a virtual public event to discuss the future of work in the Mekong Subregion.

The Mekong Subregion has experienced significant economic growth over the last decades through trade liberalization, foreign investment, and membership in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). However, the Covid-19 pandemic has compounded the challenges of poor infrastructure, quality education, and labor and human rights which threaten its future growth prospects.

In 2020, PPD undertook a study that identified the main long-term challenges and drivers impacting the subregion’s labor markets and proposed actions to prepare these economies for the changes ahead, with a particular focus on Myanmar and Cambodia. You can find the full report here: The Future of Work in the Mekong Subregion.

The event speakers will discuss the medium-term economic outlook in the subregion and policies that can be taken to improve economic competitiveness and prepare youth for the demands of the labor market.

This event was made possible by the generous support of the Mekong Future Initiative.

Romina Bandura
Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development

HE Sok Chenda Sophea

Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary-General of the Council for the Development of Cambodia, Government of Cambodia

Bart Edes

Senior Associate (Non-resident), CSIS

Gloria Steele

Chief Operating Officer, CARE USA

Ramesh Subramaniam

Director General of the Southeast Asia Department (SERD), Asian Development Bank

Allen Dodgson Tan

Director, Mekong Future Initiative