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ERIA Hosts the 9th ERIA Editors’ Roundtable Online

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ERIA Hosts the 9th ERIA Editors’ Roundtable Online

05 November 2020

ERIA Editors' Roundtable

Jakarta, 5 November 2020: For the first time, ERIA hosted its annual Editors Roundtable (ERT) online and it was, therefore, open to many more attendees …

In the News

The 9th ERIA Editors’ Roundtable ‘Viet Nam 25: Coping with COVID-19 Challenges’

05 November 2020

ERIA Editors' Roundtable

Note: The 9th ERIA Editors’ Roundtable which was held on 5 November 2020 was featured in several media: ‘Secretary General Ensures ASEAN Travel Corridor Will …

In the News

Supporting an Evolving E-commerce Ecosystem in Myanmar

05 November 2020

Development , E-commerce , Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in Trade for Development News on 5 November 2020. ERIA was mentioned. Myanmar was already moving to get …

ERIA Hosts Webinar on Women in STEM and the Digital Economy from the Perspective of ASEAN

Multimedia , News

ERIA Hosts Webinar on Women in STEM and the Digital Economy from the Perspective of ASEAN

05 November 2020

ASEAN , Digital Economy , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Webinar

Jakarta, 5 November 2020: ERIA hosted the MSMEs Talk #8 ‘Women in STEM and the Digital Economy – The ASEAN perspective’. The second webinar of …

Time to Upgrade ASEAN-EU relationship

Opinions

Time to Upgrade ASEAN-EU relationship

03 November 2020

ASEAN , Asia - Europe

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Today, Americans will go to the polls to elect their 46th president. It doesn't matter who the next …

In the News

Pundits’ Takes on Myanmar’s 2020 Election

02 November 2020

Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in The Irawaddy on 2 November 2020. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was interviewed. What are your impressions about Myanmar’s …

Resilient Supply Chains For Post-COVID Asia

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Resilient Supply Chains For Post-COVID Asia

31 October 2020

COVID-19

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: Cyclones, earthquakes, economic crises, and epidemics are business risks companies have been facing for decades. The COVID-19 pandemic …

DISG Kick-off Webinar: Acceleration of Digital Innovation in ASEAN and Japan's Contribution

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DISG Kick-off Webinar: Acceleration of Digital Innovation in ASEAN and Japan's Contribution

28 October 2020

Innovation and Technology , Japan

Jakarta, 28 October 2020: ERIA participated in the ‘Kick-off Webinar: Acceleration of Digital Innovation in ASEAN and Japan's Contribution’. The event was the first in …

Diplomatic Synergy and Clarity Needed

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Diplomatic Synergy and Clarity Needed

27 October 2020

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Thailand's external engagements need the necessary synergy among intra-government agencies as well as strategic clarity. To face the …

The Research Institutes Network Holds Annual Meeting

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The Research Institutes Network Holds Annual Meeting

27 October 2020

Research Institutes Network

Jakarta, 27 October 2020: The Research Institutes Network (RIN) held its annual meeting to discuss ERIA’s current research agenda in order to gather input from …

ERIA Co-hosts Webinar on COVID-19 Robust Economies – Regional Impacts of COVID-19 and Options for Recovery

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ERIA Co-hosts Webinar on COVID-19 Robust Economies – Regional Impacts of COVID-19 and Options for Recovery

27 October 2020

COVID-19 , New Zealand , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Webinar

Jakarta, 27 October 2020: ERIA, together with the New Zealand Mission to ASEAN, organized a webinar on ‘COVID-19 Robust Economies – Regional Impacts of COVID-19 …

In the News

Reskill Today Or Lose Your Job Tomorrow?

26 October 2020

Note: This article was originally published in The ASEAN Post on 26 October 2020. Dr Lili Yan Ing was interviewed. As of 25 October, over …

In the News

ASEAN’s Digital Economy Not Growing Fast Enough

25 October 2020

ASEAN , Digital Economy

Note: This article was originally published in The ASEAN Post and The World News. ERIA’s research was cited . ASEAN is set to …

In the News

ASEAN Committed to Improve Food Security

23 October 2020

Note: This article was originally published in The Borneo Bulletin on 23 October 2020. ERIA’s participation in the 20th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers …

In the News

Trade Liberalization and Chinese Firm’s Exports: Sourcing from Indonesia

22 October 2020

Trade

Note: This article was originally published by Wiley Online Library on 22 October 2020. Dr Lili Yang Ing is acknowledged as the contributing author. …

ERIA Holds Webinar on Agility and Resilience of Micro-Businesses Amidst and After the Pandemic

Multimedia , News

ERIA Holds Webinar on Agility and Resilience of Micro-Businesses Amidst and After the Pandemic

22 October 2020

SMEs , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Webinar

Jakarta, 22 October 2020: ERIA hosted the MSMEs Talk #7 ‘Agility and Resilience of Micro-Businesses - Now and Post-Pandemic’. The webinar was organised under ERIA’s …

ERIA Presents to ASEAN Plus Three Agriculture and Forestry Ministers

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ERIA Presents to ASEAN Plus Three Agriculture and Forestry Ministers

21 October 2020

Agricultural Development , ASEAN

Jakarta, 21 October 2020: The 42nd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) and associated meetings were held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic …

COVID-19 Tests Thai-Myanmar Ties

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COVID-19 Tests Thai-Myanmar Ties

20 October 2020

COVID-19 , Myanmar , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The surging numbers of COVID-19 infections in Yangon and northern Myanmar over the past few weeks is putting …

In the News

Should We Forget about the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor?

19 October 2020

Asia - Africa

Note: This article was originally published by IFRI on 19 October 2020. ERIA was mentioned. It attracted a lot of attention since it …

ERIA Holds 13th Governing Board Meeting

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ERIA Holds 13th Governing Board Meeting

16 October 2020

Governing Board

Jakarta, 16 October 2020: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) hosted the 13th Governing Board Meeting virtually due to the COVID-19 …

In the News

COVID-19 and the Aviation Industry: Impact and Policy Responses

15 October 2020

COVID-19

Note: This article was published in OECD Policy Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Dr Joko’s article has been cited. The air transport sector (passenger and freight) …

Inclusive Digital Entrepreneurial Ecosystem:  ERIA Participates in UNCTAD Event

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Inclusive Digital Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: ERIA Participates in UNCTAD Event

15 October 2020

Digital Economy , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Webinar

Jakarta, 15 October 2020: ERIA participated in the UNCTAD event ‘Creating and Inclusive Digital Entrepreneurial Ecosystem – Perspective from South-East Asia’ connected to the ‘E-Trade …

President of ERIA presented at the Carbon Recycle International Conference

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President of ERIA presented at the Carbon Recycle International Conference

13 October 2020

Energy

Jakarta, 13 October 2020: Organized by the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization …

ERIA Participates in the LNG Producer Consumer Conference 2020

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ERIA Participates in the LNG Producer Consumer Conference 2020

12 October 2020

Energy

Jakarta, 12 October 2020: Professor Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), represented ERIA at the LNG Producer …

President of ERIA Participates in Smart Energy and Technology Asia (SETA) 2020

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President of ERIA Participates in Smart Energy and Technology Asia (SETA) 2020

12 October 2020

Energy

Jakarta, 12-15 October 2020: The Smart Energy and Technology Asia (SETA) 2020 “RE-THINKING ASIA’S ENERGY STRATEGIES: BEYOND COVID-19” was held virtually, organized by the event …

Major Challenges Lie in Store for Biden

Opinions

Major Challenges Lie in Store for Biden

10 October 2020

ASEAN , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Despite the ongoing electoral lawsuits brought about by incumbent US President Donald Trump, it is only a matter …

Revisiting Indonesia’s Bioethanol Transport Fuel Policy

Opinions

Revisiting Indonesia’s Bioethanol Transport Fuel Policy

10 October 2020

Energy

By Dr Alloysius Joko Purwanto, ERIA's Energy Economist: By 2025, Indonesia aims to increase its renewable energy share to 23 percent for transportation in line …

In the News

Corporate Learning Platform Codemi Secures Seed Funding from Bukalapak founder’s Init 6

09 October 2020

Investment

Note: This article was originally published in Tech in Asia on 9 October 2020. ERIA’s research was cited. Indonesian edtech startup Codemi said …

In the News

Pertamina Defers Phasing out Premium Brand despite Clean Fuel Goal

09 October 2020

Energy

Note: This article was originally published in The Jakarta Post on 9 October 2020. Dr Alloysius Joko Purwanto was quoted. State-owned oil giant Pertamina …

ERIA Participates in the Asia Pacific Think Tank Summit 2020

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ERIA Participates in the Asia Pacific Think Tank Summit 2020

09 October 2020

ERIA , Think Tank

13 October 2020: The annual Asia Pacific Think Tank Summit was organised and hosted virtually by the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at …

ERIA Hosts the MSMEs Talk #6 - Upskilling to Succeed- ASEAN MSMEs in the Digital Economy

Multimedia , News

ERIA Hosts the MSMEs Talk #6 - Upskilling to Succeed- ASEAN MSMEs in the Digital Economy

08 October 2020

Digital Economy , SMEs , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta, 8 October 2020: ERIA hosted the MSMEs Talk #6 ‘Upskilling to Succeed- ASEAN MSMEs in the Digital Economy’. The webinar kicked off the second …

ERIA and the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce Kickstarts E-Commerce Through Online Learning

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ERIA and the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce Kickstarts E-Commerce Through Online Learning

08 October 2020

Cambodia , Capacity Building

Phnom Penh, 8 October 2020: ERIA’s Capacity Building Programme launched its second series of online workshops on e-commerce. The nine modules, designed for the Cambodian …

Data and Research Pivotal to Effectively Respond to Challenges of Care for Older People in Indonesia during the COVID-19

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Data and Research Pivotal to Effectively Respond to Challenges of Care for Older People in Indonesia during the COVID-19

07 October 2020

Ageing Population , Healthcare

Jakarta, 7 October 2020: The world is deep into the pandemic, and Indonesia has a nationwide tally exceeding 300,000 COVID-19 cases. The World Health Organization …

ASEAN Mulls Role in Korean Peninsula

Opinions

ASEAN Mulls Role in Korean Peninsula

06 October 2020

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: At the recent ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), issues related to peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula were …

In the News

Preparation for Cambodia-Mongolia Free Trade Negotiations Kick-started

02 October 2020

FTA

Note: This article was originally published in The Khmer Times on 2 October 2020. ERIA was mentioned. Preparation for Cambodia-Mongolia free trade negotiations has …

President of ERIA participated in the 29th Clean Coal Day in Japan 2020 International Symposium

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President of ERIA participated in the 29th Clean Coal Day in Japan 2020 International Symposium

02 October 2020

Energy , Environment

Jakarta, 8-10 September 2020: Professor Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) delivered a keynote speech titled “The …

In the News

Government Support to Airlines in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic

01 October 2020

COVID-19

Note: This article was published in the Journal of Air Transport Management by Elsevier. Dr Alloysius Joko Purwanto is acknowledged as the contributing author …

In the News

Financing Energy Efficiency of Buildings: Green Instruments and Policy Guidance

01 October 2020

Energy

Note: This policy brief was published in T20/G20 task force on Climate Change and Environment Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi is acknowledged as the contributing author. …

How Companies can Rebuild their Supply Chain Resilience after COVID-19?

Opinions

How Companies can Rebuild their Supply Chain Resilience after COVID-19?

01 October 2020

COVID-19

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi and Prof Fukunari Kimura: The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the business world in an unprecedent scale and speed. It has caused …

In the News

Multilateral Cooperation for Investment can Mobilize Infrastructure Funds and Link Needs of Investors, Governments, and People

01 October 2020

Infrastructure

Note: This policy brief was published in T20/G20 task force 3 on Infrastructure Investment and Financing. Ms Anita Prakash is the author. Infrastructure …

In the News

Addressing Older Persons' Vulnerability during the COVID-19 Pandemic

30 September 2020

Healthcare

Note: This article was originally published in Reliefweb on 30 September 2020. ERIA was mentioned. One in nine persons in the world is aged …

In the News

FTA with Mongolia Under Study

30 September 2020

FTA

Note: This article was originally published in The Phnom Penh Post on 30 September 2020. ERIA was mentioned. The government is studying the possibility …

In the News

Foreign Reporters cannot Enter Myanmar to Cover Election

30 September 2020

Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in Myanmar Times on 30 September 2020. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. Foreign reporters are unlikely to cover the …

The More the Merrier in Indo-Pacific

Opinions

The More the Merrier in Indo-Pacific

29 September 2020

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: As of last week, there are at least 8 distinctive cooperative frameworks relating to the Indo-Pacific region, which …

Improving ASEAN COVID-19 Management: Implementation is Key

Opinions

Improving ASEAN COVID-19 Management: Implementation is Key

28 September 2020

COVID-19

By Dr Lili Yan Ing, ERIA's Senior Economist: COVID-19 has brought the worst economic impacts in the modern era, hitting the world from both …

ERIA Co-organises Webinar on Shaping the Right Policies for Southeast Asia’s Economic Recovery in the New Normal

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ERIA Co-organises Webinar on Shaping the Right Policies for Southeast Asia’s Economic Recovery in the New Normal

28 September 2020

ASEAN

Jakarta, 28 September 2020: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), in collaboration with the University of Indonesia and Elsevier, hosted a …

In the News

Japan Is Paying Firms to Make Things at Home. But China’s Pull Is Still Strong

26 September 2020

Japan

Note: This article was originally published in The Economic Times on 27 September 2020 and The New York Times on 26 September 2020. Prof …

What ASEAN’s Future Energy Landscape will Hold post-COVID-19?

Opinions

What ASEAN’s Future Energy Landscape will Hold post-COVID-19?

26 September 2020

COVID-19 , Energy

By Dr Han Phoumin, Senior Energy Economist For the past two decades, ASEAN has achieved remarkable progress in the energy sector in terms of the …

AESCON 2020 Reveals How Improved Connectivity is the Way Forward for Asia-Europe Relations

News

AESCON 2020 Reveals How Improved Connectivity is the Way Forward for Asia-Europe Relations

25 September 2020

Asia - Europe , Conference

25 September 2020 – The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) co-hosted this year’s Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference (AESCON) in partnership …

ERIA Holds Webinar on Sustainability Practices for MSMEs in a COVID-19 World and Beyond

Multimedia , News

ERIA Holds Webinar on Sustainability Practices for MSMEs in a COVID-19 World and Beyond

24 September 2020

COVID-19 , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Webinar

Jakarta, 24 September 2020: ERIA hosted the MSMEs Talk #5- Sustainability Practices for MSMEs in a COVID-19 World and Beyond. This webinar concluded the first …

In the News

Older People, Got A Pandemic Problem? A Club To Help You Figure It Out — Yourself

23 September 2020

Healthcare

Note: This article was originally published in Capradio on 23 September 2020, Wamu on 23 Sep 2020, and NPR on 23 Sep 2020. ERIA’s HAPI …

Will PM Suga Lead Japan to Abe 2.0?

Opinions

Will PM Suga Lead Japan to Abe 2.0?

22 September 2020

Japan

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: It was immediately obvious before last week's vote in Japan's parliament that the ruling Liberal Democratic Party wanted …

Policy Priorities for a Digital ASEAN

Opinions

Policy Priorities for a Digital ASEAN

22 September 2020

ASEAN

By Ms Lydia Ruddy and Dr Lurong Chen: Digital connectivity is essential to support e-commerce in the ASEAN. Southeast and East Asia together have …

ERIA and AustCham Co-hosted Webinar on The Impact of Covid-19 on Australian Businesses Across ASEAN

Multimedia , News

ERIA and AustCham Co-hosted Webinar on The Impact of Covid-19 on Australian Businesses Across ASEAN

21 September 2020

ASEAN , Australia , COVID-19 , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Webinar

Jakarta, 21 September 2020: ERIA and AustCham ASEAN co-hosted the webinar The Impact of Covid-19 on Australian Businesses Across ASEAN to present and discuss the …

Why the COVID-19 Vaccine should be Mandatory

Opinions

Why the COVID-19 Vaccine should be Mandatory

17 September 2020

COVID-19

By Dr Fauziah Zen, Senior Economist: As governments, research organizations, and pharmaceuticals race to find viable vaccines for the novel coronavirus, a recent survey published …

New Australian Ambassador to ASEAN Makes Courtesy Call to ERIA

News

New Australian Ambassador to ASEAN Makes Courtesy Call to ERIA

17 September 2020

Australia , Courtesy Visit

Jakarta, 17 September 2020: H.E. Will Nankervis, the newly appointed Australian Ambassador to ASEAN, virtually met with President Nishimura, ERIA COO Mr Koji Hachiyama, Mr …

ASEAN Issues 'Extraordinary' Bulletin

Opinions

ASEAN Issues 'Extraordinary' Bulletin

15 September 2020

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: ASEAN has further consolidated and displayed its true self amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the most holistic of …

ERIA Holds 12th Academic Advisory Council (AAC) Meeting

Multimedia , News

ERIA Holds 12th Academic Advisory Council (AAC) Meeting

12 September 2020

Academic Advisory Council

Jakarta, 12 September 2020: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) hosted the 12th Academic Advisory Council (AAC) Meeting virtually in wake …

In the News

Anti-Coal Lobbying Detrimental to Developing Economies, Needs a Check

11 September 2020

Energy

Note: This article was originally published in Down to Earth on 11 September 2020. Prof Jun Arima was quoted. Coal power is cheaper …

AIPA 41 General Assembly Strengthens Ties with ERIA

News

AIPA 41 General Assembly Strengthens Ties with ERIA

10 September 2020

AIPA , ASEAN

Jakarta, 10 September 2020: Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, the President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), attended the 41st General …

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