The 8th ERIA Governing Board Meeting Concludes Successfully
Governing Board Meeting Supports ERIA's Vision for Asian Community Building

The ERIA 8th Governing Board Meeting was held at the ASEAN Secretariat Office in Jakarta on 5 June 2015. The Governing Board (GB) is the supreme decision-making body of ERIA; and the yearly GB Meeting is held to decide on how ERIA can best contribute to ASEAN and East Asia community building through its activities.

ERIA Contributes to the 27th ASEAN Summit and 10th East Asia Summit
ERIA Contributes to the 27th ASEAN Summit and 10th East Asia Summit

ERIA took part in the 27th ASEAN Summit and the 10th East Asia Summit. The summits, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 20-22 November 2015, gave ERIA the opportunity to highlight its research activities on the ASEAN Economic Community to the leaders of ASEAN countries.

Harvard Symposium
SME Development and Innovation Crucial for Sustainable Growth

ERIA, together with Harvard University and Myanmar's Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development, co-organized the Myanmar-ERIA-Harvard Symposium in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on 29 October 2014.

ASEAN Connectivity Symposium
Public-Private Partnerships: Key to ASEAN Connectivity

The 5th ASEAN Connectivity Symposium 'Catalysing Public-Private Partnerships to Finance ASEAN Connectivity', organized by the ASEAN Secretariat, ERIA, and Myanmar's Ministry for National Planning and Development, was held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on 10 September 2014.

ERIA Takes Part in the 47th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting
ERIA Takes Part in the 47th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting

The 47th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 22 to 25 August 2015. ERIA President Hidetoshi Nishimura, and economists and senior staff of ERIA, attended the event and provided inputs and solutions to the challenges facing ASEAN.

ERIA and OECD sign Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Policy Research

ERIA and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) signed a three-year term memorandum of understanding (MOU) to conduct joint policy research on multi-dimensional issues. The MOU was signed at the OECD headquarters in Paris, France, on 5 May 2014. ERIA and the OECD will cooperate on (1) policies to support SMEs and foster entrepreneurship, (2) infrastructure investment through public-private partnerships, (3) analysis on trade in value added and global value chains, and (4) disaster risk assessment and risk financing. ERIA Executive Director Hidetoshi Nishimura said: "This is a historical moment for ERIA and OECD to forge a formal cooperation."

East Asia Policy Dialogue in Yogyakarta
Rising Indonesia Requires Competitiveness

The East Asia Policy Dialogue was held on 17 April 2014, in Yogyakarta, as a forum to exchange views between ERIA experts and Indonesia's decision makers. The Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Dr. Boediono, expressed confidence in Indonesia's growing competitiveness in the global economy. More than 450 delegates from across Indonesia, and economists from ERIA and East Asian countries, attended the forum.

Bali Symposium
East Asian Economic Integration and the WTO

ERIA hosted the session 'East Asian Economic Integration and the WTO' at the Bali Trade and Development Symposium in Bali, Indonesia, on 5 December 2013. The symposium was organized by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia. It was held on the sidelines of the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference.

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