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Senior Policy Advisor for International Economic Cooperation

Anita Prakash

Senior Policy Advisor for International Economic Cooperation

Anita Prakash is Senior Policy Advisor (International Economic Cooperation) in the Office of President of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia.

Her Key role at ERIA is policy research and policy development for leaders and senior officials of ASEAN, East Asia and Oceania, Europe and Africa. Her policy research covers international trade, multilateral governance, and international relations with special focus on trade and investment, regional value chains and connectivity in Southeast Asia, East Asia, and between Asia-Europe and Asia-Africa. Her current research focus is on economic architecture and supply chains in the Indo-Pacific.

She provides policy and research support for bilateral and multilateral processes between ASEAN and its Dialogue Partners, the Trade Ministers meetings in ASEAN, the East Asia Summit, the Asia-Europe Meeting, and the T 20 and Sherpa process in G20.

Prior to her work at ERIA, she served as Director in the Government of India in the Department of Commerce and NITI Aayog. She was a Visiting Research Associate at the Graduate Institute, Geneva from 2016 to 2019. She writes extensively on international cooperation for development and connectivity in Indo-Pacific. Important works include the plans for Asia-Africa Growth Corridor, Asia-Europe Connectivity, and the GVCs in East Asia.

Her latest work is the plenary study on multilateral cooperation, sustainable, and rules-based future for Asia-Europe relations for the 13th ASEM Summit in Cambodia in 2021. She is currently writing on ‘Regional Integration and New Economic Linkages in Indo-Pacific.’

She is an alumni of Delhi University (M.Phil) and Australian National University (MBA).


  • International Trade
  • Multilateral Governance
  • Connectivity
  • Indo-Pacific



Master of Business Administration
Australian National University


M. Phil in Development Studies
Delhi University


Master of Arts in Political Science
Delhi University



2009 - present Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia 
1991 - 2009Government of India (Ministry of Commerce, NITI Aayog)
2016 - 2019

Visiting Fellow in the Global Governance Center at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva


Research and Publications

Research and Publications


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