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In the News

Potential for Circular Economy to Drive ASEAN Economic Growth

31 May 2021

Note: This article was originally published in Biometric Update. Mr Koji Hachiyama was quoted. A circular economy is an economic concept that prioritises …

In the News

Searca tapped to craft ASEAN guidelines on use of digital tech in food, agri sector

30 May 2021

Note: This article was originally published in Business Mirror. ERIA was mentioned. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) …

In the News

With China on the backfoot in the perception war, India needs to step up its game in Africa

29 May 2021

Note: This article was originally published in Social News. ERIA's research was featured. New Delhi, May 29: The slowing Chinese investments amid rising fear …

ERIA’s Special Advisor on Healthcare and Long-term Care Policy Participated at BKKBN Ambassador Talk with Embassy of Japan

News

ERIA’s Special Advisor on Healthcare and Long-term Care Policy Participated at BKKBN Ambassador Talk with Embassy of Japan

27 May 2021

Healthcare

Jakarta, 27 May 2021: BKKBN Ambassador Talks with Ambassador of Japan to Indonesia was held as a new program initiated by Centre for International Training …

The Evolving Role of Women Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Disruptors: The Fourth E-S-I Webinar

Multimedia , News

The Evolving Role of Women Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Disruptors: The Fourth E-S-I Webinar

27 May 2021

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

Jakarta, 27 May 2021: The fourth episode of ERIA’s Entrepreneurship, Start-Up, and Innovation (E-S-I) webinar series with the theme ‘The Evolving Role of Women Entrepreneurs, …

In the News

ASEAN to Receive $10bn Decarbonization Support from Japan

26 May 2021

Note: This article was originally published in Nikkei Asia. ERIA was mentioned. Japan is preparing to launch a new initiative aimed at helping the 10-member …

Thailand Tightens Information Law

Opinions

Thailand Tightens Information Law

25 May 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: In September 1997 Thailand became the first country in ASEAN to enact a freedom of information law. …

ASEAN-Japan Business Week: Toward Innovative and Sustainable Growth

Multimedia , News

ASEAN-Japan Business Week: Toward Innovative and Sustainable Growth

24 May 2021

ASEAN , Japan

Tokyo, 24 May 2021: Southeast Asia has always been at the heart of the international business for many Japanese companies, and it has become even …

Give Peace a Chance to End Myanmar Crisis

Opinions

Give Peace a Chance to End Myanmar Crisis

24 May 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: As the Myanmar quagmire enters a fourth month, it is clear that all protagonists are still entertaining …

ERIA’s Senior Advisor on Healthcare Policy on How Diversification of Health Policies in ASEAN Successfully Responded to the COVID-19 Pandemic

News

ERIA’s Senior Advisor on Healthcare Policy on How Diversification of Health Policies in ASEAN Successfully Responded to the COVID-19 Pandemic

21 May 2021

ASEAN , COVID-19 , Healthcare

Jakarta, 21 May 2021: Dr Antonio Villanueva, Senior Advisor of ERIA on Healthcare Policy, participated in a webinar series, ‘Talking ASEAN’, an event focused on …

Identifying Policy Gaps to Undertake Structural Transformation in Lao PDR

News

Identifying Policy Gaps to Undertake Structural Transformation in Lao PDR

19 May 2021

Capacity Building , Lao PDR

Vientiane, 19 May 2021: Hosted jointly by the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Centre for Development Policy Research (CDR) of Lao PDR, ERIA’s Capacity Building …

ASEAN must Engage with US, China

Opinions

ASEAN must Engage with US, China

18 May 2021

ASEAN , China , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: On 24 April at the Asean Leaders' Meeting in Jakarta, the Asean chair, Sultan Hassan Bolkiah, instructed foreign …

What Will India’s Post-COVID Recovery Look Like?

Opinions

What Will India’s Post-COVID Recovery Look Like?

17 May 2021

COVID-19

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: Since the beginning of 2020, India has reported more than 25 million COVID cases, bringing the country’s …

In the News

The Filipino Elderly are Left Behind

13 May 2021

Note: This article was originally published in ABS CBN News. ERIA's research was mentioned. After the launching of a community pantry resulted in crowd chaos …

Implications of New Draft Law on NGOs

Opinions

Implications of New Draft Law on NGOs

11 May 2021

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Thailand's long-standing business-as-usual approach to local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international non-governmental organisations (INGOs), will soon be …

In the News

What is ‘carbon trading’ in Hong Kong, and How do Renewable Energy Certificates Work Under 2050 net-zero Emissions Target

06 May 2021

Note: This article was originally published in South China Morning Post. ERIA’s research was cited. Hong Kong introduced a scheme for trading renewable energy certificates …

Preparing to Unlock the Lockdown with Lao PDR

News

Preparing to Unlock the Lockdown with Lao PDR

06 May 2021

Capacity Building , Lao PDR

Vientiane, 6 May 2021: ERIA’s Capacity Building Programme held an online workshop, ‘Unlocking the Lockdown: Alignment of Domestic and Regional Policies’ on 6 May. Hosted …

Call for Proposals: Sustaining Viet Nam’s Economic Miracle – The Role of Productivity Growth

News

Call for Proposals: Sustaining Viet Nam’s Economic Miracle – The Role of Productivity Growth

05 May 2021

Call for Proposals , Viet Nam

Jakarta, 5 May 2021: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) invites submissions of original research proposals for its project, Sustaining Viet …

Can Power help Biden's foreign policy?

Opinions

Can Power help Biden's foreign policy?

04 May 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The confirmation of Samantha Power last week as the new head of the US Agency for …

COVID-19 Won’t Rattle East Asian Supply Chains

Opinions

COVID-19 Won’t Rattle East Asian Supply Chains

29 April 2021

COVID-19

By Prof Fukunari Kimura, ERIA's Chief Economist: In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a series of overreactions about the viability of …

Deep Tech and the Future Economy: 3rd ESI Webinar

Multimedia , News

Deep Tech and the Future Economy: 3rd ESI Webinar

29 April 2021

Data science , Digital Economy , Innovation and Technology , SMEs , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta, 29 April 2021: The third episode of ERIA’s Entrepreneurship, Start-Up, and Innovation (E-S-I) webinar series with the theme ‘Deep Tech and the Future Economy’ …

ERIA Participates in Discussion on 'Opportunities and Challenges of Women Entrepreneurship in Digital Economy'

News

ERIA Participates in Discussion on 'Opportunities and Challenges of Women Entrepreneurship in Digital Economy'

28 April 2021

Digital Economy , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Women Participation

Beijing, 28 April 2021: The Entrepreneurship Research Center on G20 Economies, hosted by Tsinghua University, organised a webinar to discuss opportunities and challenges of women …

ERIA Renews MoU with OECD in a Virtual Signing Ceremony 

Multimedia , News

ERIA Renews MoU with OECD in a Virtual Signing Ceremony 

28 April 2021

MoU , OECD

Tokyo/Paris, 28 April 2021: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) signed the …

ASEAN in Myanmar Crisis 'Driver's Seat'

Opinions

ASEAN in Myanmar Crisis 'Driver's Seat'

27 April 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: After a little over three hours of meetings on Saturday in Jakarta, the ASEAN leaders agreed on …

ERIA Co-organises Workshop on Digital Technology in Food and Agriculture Sector

News

ERIA Co-organises Workshop on Digital Technology in Food and Agriculture Sector

26 April 2021

Agricultural Development , ASEAN , Digital Economy , Technology

Jakarta, 26 April 2021: The 2nd Knowledge Sharing Workshop under ERIA’s research project on ‘Enhancing Food Supply Chain Resilience and Food Security in ASEAN …

'ASEAN on Point' Public Forum Preparing ASEAN Workforce for Post-COVID-19

News

'ASEAN on Point' Public Forum Preparing ASEAN Workforce for Post-COVID-19

20 April 2021

ASEAN

Jakarta, 20 April 2021: The digital and technological transformation and Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) bring implications to the economies, industries, and employment across …

In the News

Virtual Meeting between ASEAN Foreign Ministers and Foreign Secretary ASEAN Chairman’s Statement

20 April 2021

Note: This article was originally published in Mirage News. ERIA was mentioned. ...The Meeting acknowledged the UK as the region’s 12th largest trading partner …

US Creates 3 New Entrapments in Asia

Opinions

US Creates 3 New Entrapments in Asia

20 April 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: With 90 days of the Biden Administration, three new entrapments have been on display by its foreign …

Preparing New Growth Paths for Viet Nam

News

Preparing New Growth Paths for Viet Nam

19 April 2021

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 19 April 2021: ERIA’s Capacity Building Programme held an online workshop, ‘Services, Urban Amenities and Global Value Chain: New Growth Paths’, …

Women’s Participation in the Digital Economy: Key Findings from ERIA Reports

Multimedia , News

Women’s Participation in the Digital Economy: Key Findings from ERIA Reports

15 April 2021

Digital Economy , Innovation and Technology , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta, 13 and 15 April 2021: A two-day online webinar on Women’s Participation in the Digital Economy was conducted on 13 and 15 April 2021. …

Hydrogen as an Important Part of Carbon Neutrality for ASEAN

Press Releases

Hydrogen as an Important Part of Carbon Neutrality for ASEAN

14 April 2021

Energy

3 March 2021 ERIA Hydrogen Working Group The ERIA working group on the study of hydrogen potential in the EAS region held its 1st meeting …

In the News

Hydrogen as an Important Part of Carbon Neutrality for ASEAN

13 April 2021

‘Press Conference: Hydrogen as an Important Part of Carbon Neutrality for ASEAN’ was covered by several media: ‘Hydrogen power touted for emissions-reducing potential’ by The …

UN-ASEAN Cooperation Deepens

Opinions

UN-ASEAN Cooperation Deepens

13 April 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Almost immediately upon her arrival here in Bangkok last weekend, the UN special envoy on Myanmar, Christine …

The Future of Hydrogen in East Asia

News

The Future of Hydrogen in East Asia

13 April 2021

Energy

Jakarta, 13 April 2021: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) hosted a press conference on the key role that hydrogen will …

In the News

ERIA E-S-1 Webinar Series episode 1 : Futurecasting: E-S-I in ASEAN and East Asia - 2021 and Beyond

12 April 2021

ERIA E-S-1 Webinar Series episode 1 : Futurecasting: E-S-I in ASEAN and East Asia - 2021 and Beyond was featured in several media: ‘Webinar dissects …

Myanmar Crisis: ASEAN's Next Moves

Opinions

Myanmar Crisis: ASEAN's Next Moves

06 April 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The recent call by Indonesian President Joko Widodo for a meeting with his colleagues on the Myanmar …

Transposition of Tariff Commitments in Preparation for RCEP

News

Transposition of Tariff Commitments in Preparation for RCEP

06 April 2021

ASEAN , Capacity Building , Lao PDR

Vientiane, 6 April 2021: A two-day online training and discussion around the Transposition of Tariff Commitment from ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) 2012 into …

ERIA’s Research Institutes Network Launches Its Website

Press Releases

ERIA’s Research Institutes Network Launches Its Website

06 April 2021

Research Institutes Network

Bangkok, 6 April 2021: The secretariat of ERIA’s Research Institutes Network (RIN) has officially launched the RIN website ‘to provide a central informational digital base …

In the News

Total Export Value Rises 16.7% in 2020

05 April 2021

Note: This article was originally published in The Phnom Penh Post. ERIA’s research was cited. The Kingdom exported $17.21537 billion worth of goods last year, …

In the News

Smart City Growth Creates Biometrics Opportunity

05 April 2021

Note: This article was originally published in Biometric Update. Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi was quoted. Smart city development is a growing market, especially within …

Reclaiming Pragmatism in Japan’s Energy Policy

Opinions

Reclaiming Pragmatism in Japan’s Energy Policy

03 April 2021

Energy , Japan

By Prof Jun Arima, Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Environment: In March 2021, Japan marked ten years since the 3/11 Great East Japan Earthquake …

From Resilience to Success:  ERIA’s Holds 2nd E-S-I Webinar

Multimedia , News

From Resilience to Success: ERIA’s Holds 2nd E-S-I Webinar

01 April 2021

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

Jakarta, 1 April 2021: The second Entrepreneurship, Start-Up, and Innovation (E-S-I) webinar with theme From Resilience to Success – Entrepreneurial Mindsets and Skills was held …

In the News

Thailand Fights Poverty with Lessons from China

31 March 2021

Note: This article was originally published in The China Daily. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. Country works on reducing income disparity with its Asian neighbor. …

In the News

Thais Gain Insights for Battle Against Poverty

30 March 2021

Note: This article was originally published in The China Daily. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. China's success in defeating scourge offers guide for neighbor, experts …

Russia's Gamble in Post-coup Myanmar

Opinions

Russia's Gamble in Post-coup Myanmar

30 March 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Moscow is becoming the most prominent supporter of the military junta in Nay Pyi Taw. While the …

Passionate Policymaker: Dr Tran Speaks at Women’s Think Tank Forum

News

Passionate Policymaker: Dr Tran Speaks at Women’s Think Tank Forum

25 March 2021

Think Tank , Women Participation

Hanoi, 25 March 2021: ERIA’s Governing Board Member representing Vietnam, Dr Tran Thi Hong Minh, spoke at the first Women, Think Tanks and Policy …

US Must Aim for SE Asia Middle Ground

Opinions

US Must Aim for SE Asia Middle Ground

23 March 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The outcome of the Alaska tit-for-tat sessions indicates a further freezing of US-China relations. It's a trend …

ERIA Hosts 2nd Workshop on Hydrogen Sourced from Renewables and Clean Energy in China

News

ERIA Hosts 2nd Workshop on Hydrogen Sourced from Renewables and Clean Energy in China

23 March 2021

Energy , Workshop

Jakarta, 23 March 2021: The 2nd Virtual Workshop on ‘Hydrogen Sourced from Renewables and Clean Energy: A Feasibility Study of Achieving Large-scale Demonstration in China’ …

Looking Ahead to Opportunities in Services in the Post-Pandemic Period

News

Looking Ahead to Opportunities in Services in the Post-Pandemic Period

22 March 2021

Capacity Building , Globalisation , Lao PDR

Vientiane, 22 March 2021: On 22 March, ERIA’s Capacity Building Programme held an online workshop, Services, Urban Amenities and Global Value Chain: New Growth Paths. …

In the News

Filipino Rice Scientist Appointed UN Food Systems Champion

21 March 2021

Note: This article was originally published in Business Mirror. ERIA’s research was cited. Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, a plant breeder researcher and director of the …

An ASEAN Way to Resolve the Myanmar Crisis

Opinions

An ASEAN Way to Resolve the Myanmar Crisis

21 March 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: ASEAN has prided itself on being one of the world’s most successful regional organisations, with an impressive …

ERIA participates in the ADB South East Asia Development Symposium

News

ERIA participates in the ADB South East Asia Development Symposium

18 March 2021

ADB , Development , SMEs , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Manila, 18 March 2021: ERIA participated in a panel discussion of the South East Asia Development Symposium – Innovation through Collaboration – Planning for …

In the News

Three Steps to Switching to Euro IV Low Emissions Petrol

17 March 2021

Note: This op-edwas originally published in Katadata. Dr Alloysius Joko Purwanti is the author. Please note that the op-ed is in Indonesian. Akibat pandemi …

Can US, China Cooperate on Myanmar?

Opinions

Can US, China Cooperate on Myanmar?

16 March 2021

China , Myanmar , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Can the US transform the 'extreme competition' to 'extreme cooperation' with China for the sake of Myanmar's …

In the News

Video Talks Set Stage for Crucial EAEU FTA Meet

15 March 2021

Note: This article was originally published in The Phnom Penh Post. ERIA’s research was cited. The Kingdom’s technical team and its Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) …

Overcoming the Infodemic in ASEAN

Opinions

Overcoming the Infodemic in ASEAN

15 March 2021

ASEAN , Culture

By Ms Lydia Ruddy, Director of Communications at ERIA, and Ms Erica P. Sioson, Senior Officer at the ASEAN Secretariat: Spreading at least as …

9th Annual ERIN Meeting Held Virtually

News

9th Annual ERIN Meeting Held Virtually

10 March 2021

Energy Research Institutes Network

Virtual room, 10 March 2021: The 9th annual Energy Research Institute Network (ERIN) meeting was opened by Mr Kulyos Audomvongsere from Energy Research Institute, Chulalongkorn …

Thailand's Three Myanmar Strategies

Opinions

Thailand's Three Myanmar Strategies

09 March 2021

Myanmar , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: With the unexpected coup in Myanmar on Feb 1 and the ensuing violent clashes between protesters and …

ERIA Releases Video on the Participation of Women in the Digital Economy Across ASEAN

Multimedia , News

ERIA Releases Video on the Participation of Women in the Digital Economy Across ASEAN

08 March 2021

Digital Economy , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Women Participation

Jakarta, 8 March 2021: ERIA marks the International Women’s Day by releasing a video on access and participation of women in the digital economy across …

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 …

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