Rethinking Social Protection Reform in Post-Pandemic Recovery

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Cohosted by The SMERU Research Institute and ADB Institute, this Think20-associated webinar highlighted policy recommendations to build inclusive social protection and resilience in the G20 and Asian Development Bank member economies. 


  • To identify important and necessary measures that must be taken into account for comprehensive reforms of social protection systems and policy solutions that address the key challenges facing developed and developing countries, particularly the disability, longevity poverty, gender equality, and non-traditional workers.
  • To develop recommendations for G20 on designing social protection reforms in postpandemic recovery 

Speaker Lineup: 

Opening Remarks
Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean & CEO, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) 

Keynote Address 
Stefano Scarpetta, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD 

Special Talk on Social Protection Reform for Inclusive and Sustainable Development 
Vivi Yulaswati, Senior Advisor to the Minister of National Development Planning for Social Affairs and Poverty Reduction, Indonesia 

Social Safety Net in the Post-Pandemic Recovery – Japan’s Experience
Tomoko Hayashi, Director-General of Gender Equality Bureau Cabinet Office, Japan 

Panel Discussion: Comprehensive Social Protection Framework for Post-Pandemic Recovery 
Moderator: Elan Satriawan, Chief of Policy Working Group, the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K), Indonesia and Co-chair T20-Task Forc


  • Paola Subacchi, Professor and Chair Advisory Board at  the Global Policy Institute at Queen Mary, University of London 
  • Sudarno Sumarto, Senior Research Fellow and Policy Adviser, The SMERU Research Institute and The National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K) 
  • John Piggott, Scientia Professor of Economics, Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), University of New South Wales  
  • Amir Hamza Jilani, Social Sector Specialist, Asia Development Bank (ADB) 
  • Taesuk Lee, Head of Unit of Policy Responses to Demographic Changes, Korea Development Institute (KDI)

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