Mr. Ryan Jacildo
Economist, Asia Desk
OECD Development Centre, (France)
Ryan Jacildo is an Economist at the Asia Desk of the OECD Development Centre in France. He is a core member of the team, preparing the bi-annual flagship publication of the OECD “Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India”. He mainly conducts analysis on the macroeconomic and financial market developments in Emerging Asia and the country-level structural issues.
Before joining the OECD Development Centre, Mr. Jacildo worked in the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, Philippines, focusing on various research topics including regional financial integration and financial safety nets in Asia, trade competitiveness of Asian economies, SME financing, internationalization of the renminbi and public asset management companies in Asia among others. Prior to that, he was an economics research consultant at the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and the Australian Agency for International Development on investment policy and industry development issues in the Philippines.
[Abstract] Presentation: Experience in developing public policies that support SMEs in Asia
Digitalisation and the expansion of the digital economy–the convergence of fixed, mobile and broadcast networks, the increasing connectivity of devices and objects, and the changes in social interactions and personal relationships that these developments bring about–are reshaping the manufacturing and services sectors in Emerging Asia. These led to the emergence of new ways of doing business, affecting trade and productivity trends in the process. E-commerce is one area that has developed in line with deepening digitalisation–globally as well as in Emerging Asia. While the e-commerce market remains smaller than traditional markets at the moment, the scalability prospects are very promising, inclusive of micro, small and medium enterprises. The potential for its further development is anchored on multiple factors, including levels of ICT use; the development of ICT infrastructure, transportation infrastructure and logistics capabilities; reliability of payment systems; and the responsiveness of the legal and regulatory environment. Nonetheless, optimal policy strategies are likely to differ by country across the region.