Chief Economist and Director General Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD)

Opportunity

The role of Chief Economist and Director General Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD) is critical for the success of the Asian Development Bank. Reporting directly to the Vice-President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development (VPKM), the Chief Economist and Director General will guide the Asian Development Bank’s strategic and operational engagement.

Position

The Chief Economist and Director General Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD) leads the planning, implementation and supervision of the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD)’s vision, strategy and work plan in support of Asian Development Bank (ADB) goals. He/She actively promotes research on economic development issues of short, medium, and long-term relevance to the Asia-Pacific region including areas of strategic concern to ADB. He/She oversees and actively participates in the dissemination of ADB’s major publications prepared by ERCD. He/She ensures attainment of ERCD’s achievement of objectives and the delivery of high quality output in a timely manner. The Chief Economist and Director General Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD) oversees the development of strategies and approaches to promote regional cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific. He/She acts as the chief spokesperson of ADB on development issues of critical importance to the region. He/She keeps ADB’s Board and Senior Management informed of emerging policy developments and challenges. He/She anticipates ERCD’s resource requirements and ensures the efficient allocation of budget and resources. The Chief Economist and Director General manages a range of long term issues of strategic importance and with long term implications for the direction and performance of ADB.

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