High-level Economic Policy Conferences

OAP organizes high-level policy conferences for senior policymakers to exchange views and find solutions for macroeconomic policy challenges in the region. These conferences focus on current policy issues and have covered topics such as climate finance, inflation, and financial crisis management, among others. They are often organized jointly with both internal and external partners, including central banks, finance ministries and thinktanks in the region. The conferences often serve as peer-to-peer learning opportunities for invited officials from Asia.


April 15, 2024
BOJ-IMF Conference: Gender Diversity in the Workplace as a Key to Economic Growth
Co-hosted by the IMF and BOJ | Tokyo, Japan



November 17, 2022
Managing Financial Risks in a Shock Prone World - Lessons from the past and challenges ahead
Co-hosted by the IMF and The University of Tokyo CARF | Hybrid
Closed-door sessions held on November 18, 2022

July 20, 2022
25 Years On: Strengthening Regional Economic Cooperation
Hosted by the IMF | Tokyo, Japan

June 1, 2022

Policy Dialogue on Climate-Related Financial Risks and Green Finance in Asia and the Pacific
Hosted by the IMF | Virtual


November 23-25, 2020
Securing Financial Stability: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis in the Age of COVID-19
Co-hosted by the IMF and The University of Tokyo | Virtual

February 13, 2020
Developing Asia: Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Growth with Sound Fiscal Management
Co-hosted by the IMF and JICA | Tokyo, Japan


August 28-29, 2019
Inflation Targeting - Prospects and Challenges
Co-hosted by the IMF and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand | Wellington, New Zealand


April 16, 2018
IMF-JFSA-BOJ Conference on FinTech
Co-hosted by the IMF, Financial Services Agency and Bank of Japan | Tokyo, Japan
Closed-door workshops held on April 17, 2018


March 8-9, 2017
The Future of International Monetary System for Asia
Co-hosted by the IMF and Hitotsubashi University | Tokyo, Japan


December 1-2, 2016
Meeting Asia's Rebalancing and Growth Challenge: The Role of Regional Capital Market Development and Infrastructure Investment
Co-hosted by the IMF and Australian Government | Sydney, Australia

November 7-8, 2016
Coping with Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities and Spillovers
Co-hosted by the IMF and The University of Tokyo | Tokyo, Japan

March 3-4, 2016
Advances and Challenges in Regional Integration
Co-hosted by the IMF and Hitostubashi University | Tokyo, Japan


March 3-4, 2016
International Capital Markets Conference 2015
Building Regional Capital Markets: Global Experiences; GMS Aspirations
Co-hosted by the IMF and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) | Bangkok, Thailand


November 20-21, 2014
Macroeconomic Rebalancing for Sustainable Growth
Co-hosted by the IMF and the Bank of Korea | Seoul, Korea