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News and Views

Real Access is Key to Women’s Participation in the Digital Economy

Opinions

Real Access is Key to Women’s Participation in the Digital Economy

08 March 2021

Digital Economy , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Women Participation

By Dr Giulia Ajmone Marsan, Strategy and Partnership Director, and Dr Araba Sey, Senior Research Scientist at the University of Washington Information School and …

In the News

Startups Take Digital Leap To Convey COVID-19 Relief

05 March 2021

Note: This article was originally published in Entrepreneur Asia Pacific. Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi was quoted. As the COVID-19 vaccine calvary readies itself for deployment, Delhi-based …

In the News

Pushing Cooperation for ASEAN Infrastructure Financing

05 March 2021

Note: This article was originally published in Investor Daily. Dr Fauziah Zen was quoted. Please note that the article is in Indonesian Sampai saat …

In the News

Tech Start-ups Deliver COVID-19 Relief

04 March 2021

Note: This article was originally published in The Daily FT. Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi was quoted. As the COVID-19 vaccine calvary readies itself for deployment, Delhi-based …

In the News

Constructive role stressed for Myanmar

04 March 2021

Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in ECNS on 4 March 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations' balanced …

ERIA Launches New Webinar Series: Entrepreneurship, Start-ups, and Innovation

Multimedia , News

ERIA Launches New Webinar Series: Entrepreneurship, Start-ups, and Innovation

04 March 2021

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

Jakarta, 4 March 2021: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) has launched a new webinar series to discuss how Entrepreneurship, Start-Ups, …

ERIA and PHAD Present Findings of the 2018 Longitudinal Study on Ageing and Health in Viet Nam

News

ERIA and PHAD Present Findings of the 2018 Longitudinal Study on Ageing and Health in Viet Nam

04 March 2021

Healthcare

Jakarta, 4 March 2021: In December 2020, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the Institute of Population, Health and Development …

Thailand's Dilemma in Myanmar Crisis

Opinions

Thailand's Dilemma in Myanmar Crisis

02 March 2021

Myanmar , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Several subjects were on the table last Wednesday when Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi held talks with …

In the News

Side with citizens, not military, Myanmar expat tells Japan, ASEAN

01 March 2021

Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in Kyodo News on 1 March 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. With the turmoil in Myanmar showing …

In the News

Sarawak: Towards Sustainable Mobility

28 February 2021

Note: This article was originally published in The Borneo Post. Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura was quoted. Hydrogen is the current highlight as a future energy option …

In the News

India Trade Tumbles 26% in 2020

25 February 2021

Note: This article was originally published in The Phnom Peng Post. ERIA’s research was cited. The trade value between Cambodia and India saw a …

ERIA Participates in APEC Online Workshop on the Economic Effects of Flexible Work Arrangements

News

ERIA Participates in APEC Online Workshop on the Economic Effects of Flexible Work Arrangements

25 February 2021

Strategy and Partnership Programme , Workshop

Moscow, 25 February 2021: ERIA ‘s Director of Strategy and Partnership, Dr Giulia Ajmone Marsan, participated in a workshop organised by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation …

In the News

Myanmar Military Intent on Ruling from Behind the Scene

24 February 2021

Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in Dhaka Tribune on 24 February 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. The ultimate intention of the Myanmar …

Thai-Aussie Ties are on Cloud Nine

Opinions

Thai-Aussie Ties are on Cloud Nine

23 February 2021

Australia , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: On Feb 15, a historic milestone was achieved when Their Majesties the King and Queen visited the Australian …

In the News

High Palm Oil Price Delays Indonesia’s B40 Biodiesel Plan

22 February 2021

Energy

Note: This article was originally published in Kompas. Dr Alloysius Joko Purwanto was quoted. Doubts have emerged over Indonesia’s plan to roll out the …

In the News

Myanmar coup: Week from Feb. 20 to March 18, UN team urges whistleblowers to report illegal orders

22 February 2021

Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in Nikkei Asia on 22 February 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. On Feb. 1, Myanmar's military detained …

In the News

Asean Must Tighten Screw on Myanmar Military: Thai Observer

22 February 2021

Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in The Irawaddy on 22 February 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. Protesters in Myanmar appear not to …

ERIA Co-organises Workshop on Food Security and Digital Technology

News

ERIA Co-organises Workshop on Food Security and Digital Technology

22 February 2021

Agricultural Development

Jakarta, 22 February 2021: The 1st Knowledge Sharing Workshop under ERIA’s research project on ‘Enhancing Food Supply Chain Resilience and Food Security in ASEAN …

Three Narratives for Smart Livable Cities in the Post COVID-19 Era

Opinions

Three Narratives for Smart Livable Cities in the Post COVID-19 Era

18 February 2021

Innovation and Technology

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: Cities are home to most of the world population and where problems and solutions meet. They are centres …

ERIA Study Group Discusses Sustainable Palm Oil Production and Trade Dynamics

News

ERIA Study Group Discusses Sustainable Palm Oil Production and Trade Dynamics

17 February 2021

Jakarta, 17 February 2021: ERIA’s Sustainable Palm Oil Production and Trade Dynamics in ASEAN and East Asia working group held a workshop with key …

In the News

The Role of Smart Cities in Pandemic Response

16 February 2021

Note: This article was originally published in The Borneo Bulletin. Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi was quoted. Smart cities have played a notable role in pandemic response, …

The time is Right for Thailand to Join the CPTPP

Opinions

The time is Right for Thailand to Join the CPTPP

16 February 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: No more dillydallying. Thailand should join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Otherwise, the …

In the News

Fewer PH Families Caring for Elderly Women – ADB

14 February 2021

Note: This article was originally published in The Inquirer ERIA’s research was cited. When she was just 32 and a rising star in the business …

In the News

Tech Start-ups Deliver COVID-19 Relief

12 February 2021

Note: This article was originally published in International Finance Corporation. Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi was quoted. Growth could fall to 4.5 percent annually over the next …

In the News

Japan in balancing act with U.S. over sanctions on Myanmar

11 February 2021

Japan , Myanmar , United States

Note: This article was originally published in Kyodo News on 11 February 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. With the United States announcing plans …

ERIA's Director of Communications, Lydia Ruddy hosts AmCham ASEAN Committee 2021 Kick-off Meeting

News

ERIA's Director of Communications, Lydia Ruddy hosts AmCham ASEAN Committee 2021 Kick-off Meeting

11 February 2021

ASEAN

Jakarta, 11 February 2021: Hosted by Lydia Ruddy, ERIA’s Director of Communications, the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia (AmCham Indonesia) ASEAN Committee gathered online …

Once Bitten, Twice Shy over Myanmar

Opinions

Once Bitten, Twice Shy over Myanmar

04 February 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Long before it became a member, Asean was blindly defending Myanmar, believing that pressure from neighbours and regional …

ERIA Participates in the Second OECD Digital 4 SME Roundtable

News

ERIA Participates in the Second OECD Digital 4 SME Roundtable

04 February 2021

Digital Economy , ERIA , SMEs , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Paris, 3-4 February 2021: ERIA participated in the second D4SME (Digital for SMEs) Roundtable, the flagship event of the OECD Digital 4 SME Initiative, led …

American First has Morphed into First America

Opinions

American First has Morphed into First America

02 February 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The confirmation hearing last week of US Secretary of State Antony Blinkin was very telling. In his …

ERIA - JCIE Request for Applications: Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation

News

ERIA - JCIE Request for Applications: Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation

01 February 2021

Healthcare

Jakarta, 1 February 2021: The people of Asia are living longer than ever, presenting a vast array of new challenges and new opportunities that all …

In the News

Thai, Myanmar People Protest in Bangkok

01 February 2021

Myanmar , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in NHK on 1 February 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. Concern over the political upheaval in Myanmar …

Call for Nominations: ASEAN Prize 2021

News

Call for Nominations: ASEAN Prize 2021

01 February 2021

ASEAN

Jakarta, 1 February 2021: Today, ASEAN launched its call for nominations for ASEAN Prize 2021. Now in its fourth year, the prestigious regional award acknowledges …

ERIA Ranks in the Top Ten International Economic Policy Think Tanks

Press Releases

ERIA Ranks in the Top Ten International Economic Policy Think Tanks

29 January 2021

Global Go To Think Tank Index

Jakarta, 29 January 2021: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) was ranked ninth out of 85 top International Economic Policy Think …

In the News

Energy Infrastructure Planning Needs to Anticipate Extreme Weather Impacts

28 January 2021

Energy

Note: This article was originally published in Kompas. Dr Alloysius Joko Purwanto was quoted. Please note that the article is in Indonesian. Contact [email protected]

Synchronizing Indonesia’s Diesel Fuel Policy

Opinions

Synchronizing Indonesia’s Diesel Fuel Policy

28 January 2021

Energy , Indonesia

By Dr Alloysius Joko Purwanto, Energy Economist: Indonesia aims to achieve two main objectives in its road transport fuel policy: first to protect health by …

Thailand: In the Eye of the Coming Storm

Opinions

Thailand: In the Eye of the Coming Storm

26 January 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Last week, in his 229-word congratulatory message to US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha minced no …

In the News

Bloc Urged to Focus on Digitalisation

25 January 2021

Note: This article was originally published in The Bangkok Post. Prof Fukunari Kimura was quoted. The COVID-19 pandemic may have restricted trade, as borders were …

In the News

Kavi Chongkittavorn on Thailand’s Coronavirus Vaccine Strategy

25 January 2021

COVID-19 , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in Rappler on 25 January 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was interviewed. How is Thailand handling its vaccine …

ASEAN on Point:  Strategies for Addressing Fake News

News

ASEAN on Point: Strategies for Addressing Fake News

22 January 2021

ASEAN , Webinar

Jakarta, 20 January 2021: Over the past weeks the world has witnessed the attack on the US Congress spurred on by radical opinions shared widely …

In the News

‘ASEAN on Point’ Public Forum Fake News: Tackling Disinformation in ASEAN

21 January 2021

ASEAN

Note: ‘ASEAN on Point’ Public Forum Fake News: Tackling Disinformation in ASEAN which was held on 20 January 2021 was featured in several media: ‘'Vaccine' …

In the News

Powering-up on Coal but at What Cost?

21 January 2021

Energy

Note: This article was originally published in The Phnom Penh Post. Dr Han Phoumin was quoted. The haste to expand economic growth and achieve rural …

In the News

RCEP Pact can be Lucrative but Requires Support

20 January 2021

RCEP

Note: This article was originally published in The Khmer Times on 20 January 2020. ERIA was mentioned. The National Bank of Cambodia …

Brunei Takes Chair for Year of Recovery

Opinions

Brunei Takes Chair for Year of Recovery

19 January 2021

ASEAN , Brunei Darussalam

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: On the inspiring theme of ' We care, we prepare, we prosper' , Asean's smallest member is taking …

In the News

ASEAN Forum to Focus on Sustainable Infrastructure, Digital Innovation

18 January 2021

ASEAN

Note: This article was originally published in The Korea Times on 18 January 2021. ERIA was mentioned. The ASEAN-Korea Centre will host an …

In the News

Japan Plays Guardian and Gatekeeper of the CPTPP

18 January 2021

Japan

Note: This article was originally published in The Straits Times Prof Fukunari Kimura was quoted. China says it wants to join the 11-nation Pacific …

In the News

Malaysia Promotes Free Data Flow within ASEAN

16 January 2021

Malaysia

Note: This article was originally published in Vietnam Plus . Dr Lurong Chen was quoted. Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Policies and regulations on free …

In the News

Strengthening Sustainable Development in ASEAN

15 January 2021

Sustainable Development Goals

Note: This article was originally published in The European House-Ambrosetti International Newsletter Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi's participation in the roundtable: Strengthening Sustainable Development in …

In the News

Potential Renewable Hydrogen from Curtailed Electricity to Decarbonize ASEAN’s Emissions: Policy Implications

15 January 2021

Energy

Note: This article was originally published in Sustainability as part of the Special Issue Secure and Sustainable Energy System. Dr Phoumin, Prof Fukunari Kimura, …

Recovery from COVID Requires a Coordinated Approach to Digitalization, Supply Chain Reorganization, and Skills Development

Opinions

Recovery from COVID Requires a Coordinated Approach to Digitalization, Supply Chain Reorganization, and Skills Development

14 January 2021

COVID-19

By Dr Rashesh Shrestha, Economist: The three main challenges ASEAN will face post-pandemic - digitalization, supply chains, and human capital – have been widely discussed. …

Lessons from the American Insurrection

Opinions

Lessons from the American Insurrection

12 January 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The carnage on Capitol Hill last Wednesday provides numerous valuable lessons for both mature and emerging democracies around …

IGES and ERIA Sign MoU to Strengthen Policy Research for Circular Economy and Prevention of Marine Plastic Pollution in ASEAN+3 Countries

Press Releases

IGES and ERIA Sign MoU to Strengthen Policy Research for Circular Economy and Prevention of Marine Plastic Pollution in ASEAN+3 Countries

07 January 2021

Environment , MoU

Jakarta, 7 January 2021: The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) signed a Memorandum …

In the News

Cambodia's Debut as Oil Player Hailed

05 January 2021

Cambodia , Energy

Note: This article was originally published in China Daily . Dr Han Phoumin was quoted. Han Phoumin, a senior energy economist at the Jakarta-based Economic …

Thailand's 'Make or Break' Jobs in 2021

Opinions

Thailand's 'Make or Break' Jobs in 2021

05 January 2021

Labour and Migration , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Thailand's future is now at the edge of a precipice due to the recent virus outbreak in Samut …

In the News

Cambodia’s Milestone in Kicking Off Oil Production Improves Prospects for Regional Energy Security

04 January 2021

Cambodia , Energy

Note: This article was originally published in China Daily Hong Kong. Dr Han Phoumin was quoted. Han Phoumin, senior energy economist at the Jakarta-based Economic …

Indonesian Economic Outlook 2021

Opinions

Indonesian Economic Outlook 2021

04 January 2021

Indonesia

By Dr Lili Yan Ing, ERIA's Lead Advisor for Southeast Asia Region: 2020 has been very challenging, but 2021 is not going to get better …

The Asia Pacific FDI Network Appoints ERIA Policy Fellow to Board of Directors

News

The Asia Pacific FDI Network Appoints ERIA Policy Fellow to Board of Directors

04 January 2021

ERIA

Kuala Lumpur, 4 January 2021: Dr Intan Ramli, ERIA Policy Fellow, has been appointed by the Asia Pacific FDI Network as the Director of the …

In the News

ERIA’s MSMEs Webinar Report

01 January 2021

Note: ERIA’s MSMEs Webinar Report was featured in several media: ‘Report highlights MSMEs trends after Covid’ by The Manila Times on 28 December 2020 ‘Transitioning …

In the News

Reshaping ASEAN's Energy Landscape Post COVID-19

01 January 2021

COVID-19 , Energy

Note: This op-ed was originally publisged in MASHRAE 35th Anniversary E-Book page 49. Dr Phoumin and dr. Ir. Leong Siew Meng are the authors. …

In the News

Evaluation of CO2 Emissions Reduction by Mobility Electrification and Alternative Biofuel Introduction in East Asia Summit Countries

31 December 2020

Energy

Note: ERIA’s research on Evaluation of CO2 Emissions Reduction by Mobility Electrification and Alternative Biofuel Introduction in East Asia Summit Countries was cited in Advanced …

In the News

Green Technological Development and Deployment in the Association of Southeast Asian Economies (ASEAN)—At Crossroads or Roundabout?

31 December 2020

Energy

Note: Dr Han Phoumin’s article has been published in Sustainability Volume 13 Issue 2 Southeast Asia faces one of the fastest growths in electricity demand …

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