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Cambodian Officials Learn How to Transpose Tariff Commitments from AHTN 2017 to 2022

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Cambodian Officials Learn How to Transpose Tariff Commitments from AHTN 2017 to 2022

28 June 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia , Capacity Building

Phnom Penh, 28 June 2022: Every five years, the World Customs Organisation (WCO) updates the Harmonised System (HS) of tariff classification. Once that exercise is …

Entrepreneurship, Start-ups and Innovation Knowledge Lab Launched in Singapore

Press Releases

Entrepreneurship, Start-ups and Innovation Knowledge Lab Launched in Singapore

23 June 2022

ASEAN , Entrepreneurship , Singapore , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Singapore, 23 June 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, in partnership with the Asian Network, launched a new ERIA initiative to …

Entrepreneurship, Start-ups and Innovation Knowledge Lab Launched in Thailand

Press Releases

Entrepreneurship, Start-ups and Innovation Knowledge Lab Launched in Thailand

17 June 2022

ASEAN , Entrepreneurship , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Thailand

Bangkok, 17 June 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, in partnership with the Asian Network, launched a new ERIA initiative to …

Addressing the Digital Divide in ASEAN

Opinions

Addressing the Digital Divide in ASEAN

15 June 2022

ASEAN

By Dr Giulia Ajmone Marsan: The economic dynamism of ASEAN is well-known and in recent years the region has seen the emergence of some …

ERIA's COO Discusses ASEAN-Japan Growth Through Supply Chain Resiliency and Sophistication

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ERIA's COO Discusses ASEAN-Japan Growth Through Supply Chain Resiliency and Sophistication

03 June 2022

ASEAN , Japan

Tokyo, 3 June 2022: The ASEAN region has long been central in international business for Japanese companies, and the environment has undergone significant changes in …

Stronger ASEAN–US Ties Hinge on Careful Cooperation

Opinions

Stronger ASEAN–US Ties Hinge on Careful Cooperation

31 May 2022

ASEAN , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Much has changed since the first meeting between US and ASEAN officials in 1977. But after 45 …

ERIA Prepares Journalists to Report on Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship

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ERIA Prepares Journalists to Report on Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship

25 May 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia , Media

Phnom Penh, 25 May 2022: As the chair of ASEAN, under the theme ‘ASEAN A.C.T: Addressing Challenges Together’, Cambodia has chosen its crucial priority issues …

Courtesy Visit to ERIA by Alternate SOCA Leader, Cambodia ASEAN Chairmanship

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Courtesy Visit to ERIA by Alternate SOCA Leader, Cambodia ASEAN Chairmanship

25 May 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia , Courtesy Visit

Jakarta, 25 May 2022: Mr Koji Hachiyama, the Chief Operating Officer of ERIA, warmly welcomed the courtesy visit made by Dr Songheang Ai, Director of …

Entrepreneurship, Start-ups and Innovation Knowledge Lab Launched in Cambodia

Press Releases

Entrepreneurship, Start-ups and Innovation Knowledge Lab Launched in Cambodia

25 May 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia , Entrepreneurship , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Phnom Penh, 25 May 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, in partnership with the Asian Network, launched a new ERIA initiative …

Nine Youthful Leaders Receive 2022 Head and Heart Award

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Nine Youthful Leaders Receive 2022 Head and Heart Award

19 May 2022

ASEAN , OECD , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta/Singapore, 19 May 2022: Nine outstanding individuals from various countries who have made major contributions to their communities and countries in the fields of health, …

Thumb Ups for 'new era' ASEAN-US Ties

Opinions

Thumb Ups for 'new era' ASEAN-US Ties

17 May 2022

ASEAN , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: From now on, Asean-US relations will no longer be on 'auto-pilot' mode as has been the case …

ASEAN Economic Outlook: Pushing Growth, Regional Cooperation for a Stronger Pandemic Recovery

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ASEAN Economic Outlook: Pushing Growth, Regional Cooperation for a Stronger Pandemic Recovery

28 April 2022

ADB , ASEAN , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta/Manila/Singapore, 28 April 2022: Two years since the COVID-19 pandemic, Southeast Asia is showing signs of recovery from it. According to a research by the …

Transposing Lao PDR’s Tariff Reduction Schedule from ASEAN Harmonised Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) 2017 into 2022

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Transposing Lao PDR’s Tariff Reduction Schedule from ASEAN Harmonised Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) 2017 into 2022

22 April 2022

ASEAN , Capacity Building , Trade

Jakarta, 22 April 2022: ERIA’s Capacity Building Programme and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR, co-hosted a technical training workshop on transposing Lao …

ERIA Meets the Government of Indonesia on AFAS Implementation

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ERIA Meets the Government of Indonesia on AFAS Implementation

14 April 2022

ASEAN , Services

Jakarta, 14 April 2022: The ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS) is an initiative designed to promote regional integration and the services sector in ASEAN. …

ASEAN Responds to Invasion of Ukraine

Opinions

ASEAN Responds to Invasion of Ukraine

01 March 2022

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Russia's all-out invasion of Ukraine that began on Feb 24 offers valuable lessons for the countries in the …

New Pragmatism on the Rise in ASEAN

Opinions

New Pragmatism on the Rise in ASEAN

22 February 2022

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: While the Myanmar quagmire will continue to dominate Asean's agenda under Cambodia and future chairs, one must not …

ERIA President Discusses ASEAN Social and Cultural Community Pillar with the Minister of Education, Youth, and Sport of Cambodia

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ERIA President Discusses ASEAN Social and Cultural Community Pillar with the Minister of Education, Youth, and Sport of Cambodia

02 February 2022

ASEAN , ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community , Cambodia , Courtesy Visit

Tokyo/Phnom Penh, 2 February 2022: HE Dr Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) and Vice-chairman of the Supreme National Economic Council …

ERIA Joins the 25th ASEAN Tourism Ministers' Meeting

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ERIA Joins the 25th ASEAN Tourism Ministers' Meeting

19 January 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia

Preah Sihanouk, 19 January 2022: Professor Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of ERIA, virtually attended a hybrid 25th Meeting of the ASEAN Tourism Ministers (25th M-ATM) held …

Cambodia's Chair: Trust and Tasks Ahead

Opinions

Cambodia's Chair: Trust and Tasks Ahead

18 January 2022

ASEAN , Cambodia

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Cambodia's reputation in regional and international affairs has long preceded Prime Minister Hun Sen's recent trip to …

ASEAN's Road to Recovery with Dr Aladdin Rillo | ASEAN Insights Podcast

Multimedia

ASEAN's Road to Recovery with Dr Aladdin Rillo | ASEAN Insights Podcast

17 January 2022

ASEAN , COVID-19 , Podcast

In this episode of ASEAN Insights, Dr Aladdin D Rillo, ERIA's Senior Economic Advisor, and ERIA’s Director of Communications and Special Advisor for US-ASEAN …

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

Multimedia

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 …

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

Multimedia

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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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 …

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 …

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

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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 …

ERIA Participates in the 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ and Related Meetings

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ERIA Participates in the 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ and Related Meetings

15 September 2021

ASEAN , ASEAN Economic Community

Jakarta, 8-15 September 2021: The 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Meeting, the 9th East Asia Summit (EAS) Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EMM) and other related meetings …

Press Releases

ASEAN Endorses ‘NTM Toolkit’

09 September 2021

ASEAN , Non-Tariff Measures , Trade

Bandar Seri Begawan, 9 September 2021: Strengthening the ASEAN economy is key to the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. One critical element to …

Analysing Healthtech Ecosystem across ASEAN and India: Technology, Innovation, and Policy Lenses ǀ ERIA-CIIE.CO Webinar Series Ep #2

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Analysing Healthtech Ecosystem across ASEAN and India: Technology, Innovation, and Policy Lenses ǀ ERIA-CIIE.CO Webinar Series Ep #2

08 September 2021

ASEAN , India , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Technology

Jakarta/Ahmedabad, 8 September 2021: Over the years, rapid adoption of technology has brought transformation to healthcare services and systems, with digital tools bringing healthcare solution …

ASEAN Connectivity to Accelerate Collective Efforts Towards Recovery, Resilience

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ASEAN Connectivity to Accelerate Collective Efforts Towards Recovery, Resilience

26 August 2021

ASEAN , Connectivity

Jakarta, 26 August 2021: Today, Brunei Darussalam, supported by the ASEAN Secretariat and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), held the …

ASEAN at 54: In need of Some Speed

Opinions

ASEAN at 54: In need of Some Speed

10 August 2021

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Despite the plethora of criticism, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in its 54th year is …

Brunei's chairmanship is truly ASEAN

Opinions

Brunei's chairmanship is truly ASEAN

27 July 2021

ASEAN , Brunei Darussalam

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: By default, Brunei's Asean chairmanship has brought into the open the bloc's strengths and weaknesses for all …

Peer Learning Across ASEAN and India: the Case of Innovation Eco-systems and Business Creation

Multimedia , News

Peer Learning Across ASEAN and India: the Case of Innovation Eco-systems and Business Creation

30 June 2021

ASEAN , India , Innovation and Technology , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Webinar

Jakarta/Ahmedabad, 30 June 2021: Across India and ASEAN, the dynamism of local innovation ecosystems is transforming some emerging hubs into consolidated and more mature innovation …

Public, Private, and People Partnerships are Critical for the Success of Innovation Eco-Systems: the ERIA E-S-I #5

Multimedia , News

Public, Private, and People Partnerships are Critical for the Success of Innovation Eco-Systems: the ERIA E-S-I #5

22 June 2021

ASEAN , Innovation and Technology , SMEs , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta, 22 June 2021: Multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations are critical for the development of innovation eco-systems. A growing body of research shows how collaborations across …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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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 …

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 …

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' …

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 …

ASEAN's Strategies to Address New Normal

Opinions

ASEAN's Strategies to Address New Normal

28 December 2020

ASEAN , COVID-19

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: As policymakers prepare to intervene and industries consider changes to their business models, the COVID-19 pandemic and stimulus …

ERIA Webinar Series on ASEAN MSMEs in a COVID-19 World Concludes

News

ERIA Webinar Series on ASEAN MSMEs in a COVID-19 World Concludes

03 December 2020

ASEAN , SMEs , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta, 3 December 2020: ERIA hosted the 10th and final episode of the MSMEs Talks with a discussion on ‘Innovation eco-systems and the role …

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