9th East Asia Summit
East Asia Summit Leaders Commend ERIA's Support for ASEAN and EAS Activities

East Asia Summit (EAS) leaders attending the 9th East Asia Summit on 13 November 2014 commended ERIA's work for the realization of the ASEAN Economic Community and encouraged ERIA to continue to support the Chair of the ASEAN Summit and the EAS.

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.

Outcomes of the 46 th AEM Meeting and related meetings
The 46th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting Held in Myanmar

The 46th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting was held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, from 23 to 28 August 2014. ERIA Executive Director Hidetoshi Nishimura, and economists and senior staff of ERIA, attended.

the 7th GB meeting
Governing Board Meeting Outlines ERIA's Vision

The ERIA Governing Board adopted a joint statement on 30 May 2014 that outlines the vision of ERIA in the coming years. ERIA will continue to promote the economic integration of ASEAN and East Asia, and provide analytic support to all Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) members in an effort to conclude RCEP, the ASEAN-led regional free-trade framework.

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.

Capacity Building Seminar in Myanmar
Myanmar Gears Up for AEC and Beyond

More than 200 participants from the private sector and various government agencies attended ERIA's capacity building seminar 'Overcoming Challenges Ahead: Myanmar ASEAN Chair 2014, AEC and Beyond 2015' in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on 28 November 2013.

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