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Socialisation Workshop on the RCEP E-Commerce Work Plan for Lao PDR

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Socialisation Workshop on the RCEP E-Commerce Work Plan for Lao PDR

12 January 2022

Capacity Building , Lao PDR , Trade

Vientiane, 12 Jan 2022: The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) came into force on 1 January 2022, with a chapter dedicated to e-commerce (Chapter 12). …

The Next Chapter of ASEAN and Japan Economic Cooperation in the Post-Pandemic Era

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The Next Chapter of ASEAN and Japan Economic Cooperation in the Post-Pandemic Era

10 January 2022

Japan

Jakarta, 10 January 2022: ERIA, in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan …

The Next Chapter of ASEAN and Japan Economic Cooperation in the Post-Pandemic Era

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The Next Chapter of ASEAN and Japan Economic Cooperation in the Post-Pandemic Era

10 January 2022

Jakarta, 10 January: FPCI in collaboration with Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan …

Call for Proposals: Open Trade, Sustainable Investment and Industry.

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Call for Proposals: Open Trade, Sustainable Investment and Industry.

05 January 2022

Call for Proposals

The T20 Policy Brief Abstract submission deadline has been extended to January 17 to attract more submissions. We kindly invite you to submit abstracts of …

Digitalisation and COVID-19 Recovery in ASEAN with Dr Lurong Chen | ASEAN Insights Podcast

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Digitalisation and COVID-19 Recovery in ASEAN with Dr Lurong Chen | ASEAN Insights Podcast

27 December 2021

ASEAN , COVID-19 , Digital Economy , Podcast

Today's ASEAN Insight episode with Dr Lurong Chen, Senior Economist at ERIA, focuses on Digitalisation in ASEAN and the important role it plays in the …

Lauding RCEP: Free Trade for (almost) All

Opinions

Lauding RCEP: Free Trade for (almost) All

21 December 2021

RCEP

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: When the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) comes into force on Jan 1, its member countries can …

ERIA joins Global Strategic Dialogue 2021

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ERIA joins Global Strategic Dialogue 2021

20 December 2021

China , Climate Change , COVID-19

Beijing 20 December 2021: A hybrid webinar for Open Global Economy - Global Strategic Dialogues was co-organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences …

Building ASEAN's Circular Economy with Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi | ASEAN Insights Podcast

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Building ASEAN's Circular Economy with Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi | ASEAN Insights Podcast

20 December 2021

ASEAN , Circular Economy , Podcast

ASEAN economic ministers adopted the Framework for Circular Economy (CE) for the ASEAN Economic Community in October 2021. The Framework sets out an ambitious long-term …

What Does the RCEP Mean for Indonesia?

Opinions

What Does the RCEP Mean for Indonesia?

15 December 2021

Indonesia , RCEP

By Dr Lili Yan Ing, Lead Advisor on Southeast Asia Region: The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will come into effect by 1 January 2022, …

Identifying New Growth Path of Services, Urban Amenities and GVC in Cambodia

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Identifying New Growth Path of Services, Urban Amenities and GVC in Cambodia

13 December 2021

Capacity Building

Phnom Penh, 13 December 2021: A key aspect of Global Value Chain (GVC) transformation is the level of growth of service activities and linkages in …

Japan’s Carbon Neutrality Challenge

Opinions

Japan’s Carbon Neutrality Challenge

09 December 2021

Energy

By Prof Jun Arima, Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Environment: As the world enters the implementation phase of the Paris Agreement, countries are increasingly …

Social Enterprises and Inclusive Societies for Persons with Disabilities | E-S-I Special Episode

Multimedia , News

Social Enterprises and Inclusive Societies for Persons with Disabilities | E-S-I Special Episode

08 December 2021

Entrepreneurship , Innovation and Technology , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Webinar

Jakarta, 8 December 2021: Social entrepreneurship is a growing phenomenon both worldwide and across the ASEAN region. Social enterprises (SEs) are business entities that provide …

Thailand-UN at 75: Peace and Security

Opinions

Thailand-UN at 75: Peace and Security

07 December 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: There are a few things at which Thailand has excelled at the United Nations: Multilateralism, South-South cooperation, …

ERIA Mourns the Passing of Prof Jim McGann

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ERIA Mourns the Passing of Prof Jim McGann

01 December 2021

ERIA , Think Tank

It is with the greatest sorrow that I, and all of us at ERIA, have learned of the passing of Prof James McGann. We were …

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Needs more Women and Girls to Drive an Inclusive Post-Pandemic Recovery

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution Needs more Women and Girls to Drive an Inclusive Post-Pandemic Recovery

30 November 2021

Women Participation

By Dr Giulia Ajmone Marsan and Mr Ravindra Ngo: According to UNESCO data, globally, women are progressing towards parity in higher education (they represent 45-55% …

Govt Backs Information as Public Good

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Govt Backs Information as Public Good

30 November 2021

Media

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: At the recent Unesco General Conference this month, one of the key issues discussed and debated among …

The Economics of COP 26: How to Mobilize the Trillion Dollars to Meet the Net Zero Targets?

Opinions

The Economics of COP 26: How to Mobilize the Trillion Dollars to Meet the Net Zero Targets?

30 November 2021

ASEAN , Energy , Environment

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Director of Research Strategy and Innovation, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA): The COP 26 has come and …

Catching up with the increasing plastic waste: Voluntary initiatives alone are no longer enough

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Catching up with the increasing plastic waste: Voluntary initiatives alone are no longer enough

29 November 2021

Environment

By Hendro Putra Johannes, Research Associate, and Ayako Mizuno, Programme Manager ,Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA): As a result of rapid …

Fostering Next-Gen Entrepreneurs and Innovators| E-S-I Webinar #10

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Fostering Next-Gen Entrepreneurs and Innovators| E-S-I Webinar #10

25 November 2021

ASEAN , Entrepreneurship , Innovation and Technology , Start-up , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta, 25 November 2021: In times of great disruptions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, more innovators are needed to tackle emerging challenges. Entrepreneurs and innovators …

ERIA Participates in the 13th Asia-Europe Summit Meeting

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ERIA Participates in the 13th Asia-Europe Summit Meeting

25 November 2021

Asia - Europe

Phnom Penh, 25-26 November 2021: Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of ERIA, attended the 13th Asia-Europe Summit Meeting (ASEM) as an observer. The ASEM Summit was …

Asian Inclusive Smart Cities in the post COVID-19 Arena

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Asian Inclusive Smart Cities in the post COVID-19 Arena

24 November 2021

Kyoto, 24 November 2021: The rapid speed of urbanization in Asia has led to a shift in the way people live and the way human …

ERIA Participates in the First Asia Europe Economic Business Forum

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ERIA Participates in the First Asia Europe Economic Business Forum

24 November 2021

Asia - Europe , Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 24 November 2021: The first Asia-Europe Economic and Business Forum (AEEBF) was held on 24 November 2021, on the sidelines of the 13th …

COP26 and the End of Coal: ASEAN needs a plan

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COP26 and the End of Coal: ASEAN needs a plan

23 November 2021

Energy

By Dr Han Phoumin, Senior Energy Economist: Among the immediate results of COP26 in Glasgow is a strong commitment by at least 23 nations to …

Thai Sway on Paris more than Food

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Thai Sway on Paris more than Food

23 November 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: It is almost impossible to convince the French that there are other cuisines in the whole wide world …

Supporting the Transition to the Negative List Under ATISA

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Supporting the Transition to the Negative List Under ATISA

23 November 2021

Cambodia , Capacity Building , Services

Phnom Penh, 22-23 November 2021: The ASEAN Member States (AMS) commitment to trade liberalisation has been agreed in the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) …

Implementing and Monitoring RCEP: Understanding Trade and Domestic Structural Transformation – Workshop for Cambodian Officials

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Implementing and Monitoring RCEP: Understanding Trade and Domestic Structural Transformation – Workshop for Cambodian Officials

23 November 2021

Cambodia , Capacity Building , RCEP

Phnom Penh, 23 – 26 November 2021: Cambodian officials joined a second workshop to enhance their knowledge and understanding of key policy tools to monitor …

The Research Institutes Network Holds Annual Meeting Virtually

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The Research Institutes Network Holds Annual Meeting Virtually

22 November 2021

Research Institutes Network

Jakarta, 22 November 2021: The annual Research Institute Network (RIN) meeting was held to gather input from leaders of international research organisations for ERIA’s current …

Bappenas and ERIA Launch the Indonesian Manufacturing Sector Review

Press Releases

Bappenas and ERIA Launch the Indonesian Manufacturing Sector Review

17 November 2021

Indonesia , Industry and Manufacturing

Jakarta, 17 November 2021: The Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency, Republic of Indonesia, in collaboration with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN …

The Digital Creative Economy Can Be a Driver of the Post-Pandemic Economy in ASEAN

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The Digital Creative Economy Can Be a Driver of the Post-Pandemic Economy in ASEAN

17 November 2021

ASEAN , Digital Economy , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Bali, 17 November 2021: The Digital Creative Economy offers significant economic growth opportunities for ASEAN. The creative economy is related to a broad range of …

Policy on Myanmar must be Prudent

Opinions

Policy on Myanmar must be Prudent

16 November 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Ten months into the crisis in Myanmar, Thailand is still scrambling for a well-balanced policy that would lessen …

Rules of Origin under RCEP: A Training for Lao PDR Officials

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Rules of Origin under RCEP: A Training for Lao PDR Officials

15 November 2021

Capacity Building , Lao PDR , RCEP

Vientiane, 15 – 19 November 2021: The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will come into force on January 1, 2022 for those countries that have …

The 13th ASEM Plenary Study Launched

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The 13th ASEM Plenary Study Launched

11 November 2021

Asia - Europe , Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 11 November 2021: The 13th ASEM plenary study ‘13th Asia Europe Meeting: Multilateral Cooperation for Resilient, Sustainable, and Rules-Based Future for ASEM’ was …

Harvesting Insights on Agriculture Technology and Innovation Across ASEAN and India

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Harvesting Insights on Agriculture Technology and Innovation Across ASEAN and India

11 November 2021

Agricultural Development , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta/Ahmedabad, 11 November 2021: Agriculture plays a crucial role in the growth of some of the largest economies across the globe – including India and …

Thailand's High Stakes for APEC 2022

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Thailand's High Stakes for APEC 2022

09 November 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was happy to have a chat and a photo with US President Joe …

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Key Trends during the Viet Nam Industry 4.0 Summit

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Key Trends during the Viet Nam Industry 4.0 Summit

09 November 2021

Entrepreneurship , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Hanoi, 9 November 2021: The ASEAN digital economy is booming. To maximise the potential benefits arising from digital technology adoption, firms across ASEAN need to …

RCEP, SDGs, and the Need for Sustainable FDI Policies

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RCEP, SDGs, and the Need for Sustainable FDI Policies

08 November 2021

ASEAN , RCEP

Jakarta, 8 November 2021: ‘Building back better’ in Southeast Asia offers an opportunity to advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. This was …

Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Southeast Asian Public Health Systems

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Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Southeast Asian Public Health Systems

04 November 2021

ASEAN , Healthcare

Jakarta/Manila, 4 November 2021: Asia’s think tanks play an increasingly important role in shaping the future of the region. Over the past several …

Can Glasgow COP 26 Save the Planet?  Transforming Climate Fatigue into People Centric Climate Actions

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Can Glasgow COP 26 Save the Planet? Transforming Climate Fatigue into People Centric Climate Actions

04 November 2021

ASEAN , Energy , Environment

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Director of Research Strategy and Innovation, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA): The 26th Session of the Conference …

Cambodia Takes to Global Stage Again

Opinions

Cambodia Takes to Global Stage Again

02 November 2021

Cambodia

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: For the next 365 days, every move Cambodia, especially Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, …

RCEP E-Commerce Provisions and What They Mean for Cambodia

Multimedia , News

RCEP E-Commerce Provisions and What They Mean for Cambodia

02 November 2021

Cambodia , Capacity Building , RCEP

Jakarta, 2 November 2021: With the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) set to come into force in January 2022, the agreement's e-commerce provisions will play …

Viet Nam to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation on Healthcare with Japan

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Viet Nam to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation on Healthcare with Japan

27 October 2021

Healthcare , Japan , Viet Nam

Himeji, 27 October 2021: Viet Nam’s healthcare sector has been undergoing extensive reforms to meet the needs of the people; however, it still needs further …

President of ERIA Participates in the 21st ASEAN Plus Three Agriculture and Forestry Ministers Meeting

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President of ERIA Participates in the 21st ASEAN Plus Three Agriculture and Forestry Ministers Meeting

27 October 2021

Agricultural Development , ASEAN

Jakarta, 27 October 2021: The 43rd meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) and associated meetings were held virtually on 27 October. …

ERIA Recognised in Official Statements of 38th and 39th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits

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ERIA Recognised in Official Statements of 38th and 39th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits

26 October 2021

ASEAN

Brunei Darussalam, 26 October 2021: The 38th and 39th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits were held virtually from 26 to 28 October 2021. Many of …

ASEAN Leaders Face Off with Big Powers

Opinions

ASEAN Leaders Face Off with Big Powers

26 October 2021

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: In Bandar Seri Begawan, whether Asean leaders decide to upgrade China and Australia's dialogue status to comprehensive …

‘ASEAN Should Focus on Digital Tech for Supply Chain Resilience’: ERIA President

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‘ASEAN Should Focus on Digital Tech for Supply Chain Resilience’: ERIA President

25 October 2021

ASEAN , Digital Economy

Bandar Seri Begawan, 25 October 2021: The global economic landscape has been evolving at a very rapid pace, with the world seemingly irreversibly transformed by …

President of ERIA Participates in the 17th ASEAN Plus Three Environment Ministers Meeting

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President of ERIA Participates in the 17th ASEAN Plus Three Environment Ministers Meeting

22 October 2021

Environment , Marine plastic debris

Jakarta, 22 October 2021: Professor Hidetoshi Nishimura, the President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), presented at the 17th ASEAN …

Solving Present-day Social and Environmental Problems through Sustainability Entrepreneurship | E-S-I Webinar #9

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Solving Present-day Social and Environmental Problems through Sustainability Entrepreneurship | E-S-I Webinar #9

21 October 2021

Entrepreneurship , Start-up , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta, 21 October 2021: The global disruption caused by Covid-19 impacted economic growth as well as effecting the environment and climate change. Today, increasing environmental …

Boosting Human Rights in Thailand

Opinions

Boosting Human Rights in Thailand

19 October 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Thailand's human rights record will be the subject of global scrutiny on Nov 10. The members of …

ERIA Supports Development of Framework for Circular Economy for the ASEAN Economic Community

Multimedia , News

ERIA Supports Development of Framework for Circular Economy for the ASEAN Economic Community

18 October 2021

ASEAN , Circular Economy

Brunei Darussalam, 18 October 2021: ASEAN economic ministers adopted the Framework for Circular Economy for the ASEAN Economic Community at the 20th AEC Council Meeting …

Dual Task: Save ASEAN, Save Myanmar

Opinions

Dual Task: Save ASEAN, Save Myanmar

12 October 2021

ASEAN , Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Never before in the 54-year history of ASEAN had its members encountered such a bitter debate about …

ERIA Holds the 14th ERIA Governing Board Meeting

News

ERIA Holds the 14th ERIA Governing Board Meeting

12 October 2021

Governing Board

Jakarta, 12 October 2021: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented economic challenges for the ASEAN and East Asia region. With lockdowns, restrictions on the …

Digital Transformation and Economic Recovery in ASEAN Take the Spotlight at 10th Editors Roundtable

Multimedia , News

Digital Transformation and Economic Recovery in ASEAN Take the Spotlight at 10th Editors Roundtable

08 October 2021

ERIA Editors' Roundtable

Jakarta, 8 October 2021: Now in the second year of the COVID-19 health crisis, ASEAN Member-States (AMS) have made remarkable progress in digitalisation and economic …

Inclusive Digital Economy Emphasized during the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women Policy Dialogue

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Inclusive Digital Economy Emphasized during the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women Policy Dialogue

07 October 2021

Digital Economy , Women Participation

Jakarta, 7 October 2021: Women across ASEAN need increased and equal access to better skills, entrepreneurship opportunities, and leadership positions during this period of rapid …

The Power of Female Leaders -  Women and Leadership 4.0 Webinar

Multimedia , News

The Power of Female Leaders - Women and Leadership 4.0 Webinar

07 October 2021

Digital Economy , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Women Participation

Jakarta, 7 October 2021: Effective leadership has generated intense attention since the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as the world faces rapid changes and unprecedented …

Ambassadors Congratulate ERIA for Achievements

News

Ambassadors Congratulate ERIA for Achievements

06 October 2021

ERIA

Jakarta, 6 October 2021: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) convened its annual Ambassadors Meeting of ERIA Member States and Dialogue …

ASEAN’s Post-Pandemic Recovery Highlighted at the 5th High-Level Dialogue on ASEAN – Italy Economic Relations

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ASEAN’s Post-Pandemic Recovery Highlighted at the 5th High-Level Dialogue on ASEAN – Italy Economic Relations

06 October 2021

ASEAN , COVID-19

Rome/Kuala Lumpur, 6 October 2021: The 2021 edition of the High-Level Dialogue on ASEAN – Italy Economic Relations gathered senior policymakers from ASEAN and Italy …

ASEAN Can Live with Quad and Aukus

Opinions

ASEAN Can Live with Quad and Aukus

05 October 2021

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The current strategic situation is not quite the same as Asean faced in its early days, but …

ASEAN’s Energy Transition Goals Outlined by ERIA at 1st Asia Green Growth Partnership Ministerial Meeting

News

ASEAN’s Energy Transition Goals Outlined by ERIA at 1st Asia Green Growth Partnership Ministerial Meeting

04 October 2021

ASEAN , Energy , Japan

Tokyo, 4 October 2021: The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) Japan hosted the 1st Asia Green Growth Partnership Ministerial Meeting which brought together …

Winners for 2nd Healthy Ageing Prize for Asian Innovation Announced by ERIA and JCIE

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Winners for 2nd Healthy Ageing Prize for Asian Innovation Announced by ERIA and JCIE

04 October 2021

Ageing Population , Healthcare

Jakarta, 4 October 2021: We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation, an award that recognizes organizations …

Navigating the Challenges and Potential Gains in Implementing and Monitoring RCEP - Workshop for Cambodian Officials

News

Navigating the Challenges and Potential Gains in Implementing and Monitoring RCEP - Workshop for Cambodian Officials

01 October 2021

Capacity Building

Phnom Penh, 28 September – 1 October 2021: The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a critical and important framework for global trade and regionalism. …

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