03 DECEMBER 2015 (Day 1)

08:45 - 09:00: Registration

09:00 - 09:15: Opening Remarks and Participants Introduction by UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (APRO); International Development Research Center (IDRC); East-West Center (EWC)

09:10 - 09:40: NTA Project in Asia: Past Achievements and Future Challenges by Dr. Sang-Hyop Lee, East-West Center and University of Hawai'i, USA AsiaNTA2015-SHLee

09:40 - 10:10: The Policy Applications of NTAs in Thailand by Dr. Suphannada Lowhachai, National Economic and Social Development Board, Thailand AsiaNTA2015-THA

10:10 - 10:30: Break

10:30 - 12:30: Country NTAs: An Update

      • Lao PDR by Ms. Latdavanh Songilay, National Economic Research Institute, Lao PDR AsiaNTA2015-LAO
      • Cambodia by Mr. Nor Vanndy, National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Planning, Cambodia AsiaNTA2015-KHM
      • Bangladesh by Dr. Bazlul Haque Khondker, South Asian Network on Economic Modeling, Bangladesh AsiaNTA2015-BGD

12:00 - 13:00: Break

13:00 - 14:30: Country NTAs: An Update

14:30 - 15:00: Break

15:00 - 15:30: NTA in Vietnam by Mr. Pham Ngoc Toan, Institute of Labor Science and Social Affairs, Vietnam AsiaNTA2015-VNM

15:30 - 17:00: Demography and Social Issues

      • Nepal by Mr. Rishi Ram Sigdel and Dr. Tirtha Raj Baral, National Accounts, Central Bureau of Statistics, Nepal AsiaNTA2015-NPL
      • Mongolia by Dr. Enkhtsetseg Byambaa and Ms. Altantsetseg Togtoo, National Statistics Office, Mongolia AsiaNTA2015-MNG
      • Maldives by Mr. Mohammed Imad, Maldives AsiaNTA2015-MDV

04 DECEMBER 2015 (Day 2)

9:00 - 10:30: Topical Areas in NTA

      • Japan by Mr. Rikiya Matsukura, Department of Economics, Nihon University, Japan AsiaNTA2015-JPN
      • Taiwan by Dr. Kevin Yu-Ching Hsieh, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan AsiaNTA2015-TWN
      • The Philippines by Mr. Michael Abrigo, Philippine Institute for Development Studies, the Philippines AsiaNTA2015-PHL

10:30 - 11:00: Break

11:00 - 12:00: New NTA Results

      • Indonesia by Dr. Diahhadi Setyonaluri, Demographic Institute, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, Indonesia AsiaNTA2015-IDN
      • India by Dr. Ladu Singh Laishram, International Institute for Population Sciences AsiaNTA2015-IND1; and Dr. Narayana Muttur Ranganathan, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Centre for Economic Studies and Policy, India AsiaNTA2015-IND2

12:00 - 13:00: Break

13:00 - 13:40: National Time Transfer Accounts (NTTA): Evidence from Korea and Other countries by Dr. Gretchen Donehower, University of California-Berkeley AsiaNTA2015-GDonehower; and Prof. Sang-Hyop Lee, USA AsiaNTA2015-KOR

13:40 - 14:10: Communicating with policymakers by Ms. Sidney Westley, East-West Center, USA AsiaNTA2015-SWestley

14:10 - 15:00: Break out session for country teams and UNFPA COs to assess challenges and interest for NTAs, plan for 2016 & 2017 with each country NTA team, UNFPA CO, and other government officials

15:10 - 15:30: Break

15:30 - 16:50: Report back from country discussions

16:50 - 17:00: Wrap up by APRO and EWC

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