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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 …

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. …

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. …

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 …

AmCham Indonesia and ERIA Launch Survey Results on the Impact of COVID-19 on Foreign Firms in ASEAN

Multimedia , News , Press Releases

AmCham Indonesia and ERIA Launch Survey Results on the Impact of COVID-19 on Foreign Firms in ASEAN

30 November 2020

COVID-19 , Finance and Macroeconomy

Download Report Jakarta, 30 November 2020: The American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia (AmCham) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) …

In the News

Climate Change: What Happened to Asia-Pacific’s Green Recovery from Coronavirus?

26 November 2020

Climate Change , COVID-19

Note: This article was originally published in South China Morning Post. Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi was quoted. Over 100 commercial jets stand idly on the tarmac …

ERIA’s President Encourages ABIS to Foster Digital Connectivity to Overcome Challenges Brought by COVID-19

News

ERIA’s President Encourages ABIS to Foster Digital Connectivity to Overcome Challenges Brought by COVID-19

13 November 2020

COVID-19 , Digital Economy

Hanoi, 13 November 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the movement of goods and services within the supply chains of the ASEAN Member States (AMS). …

Resilient Supply Chains For Post-COVID Asia

Opinions

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 …

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 …

COVID-19 Tests Thai-Myanmar Ties

Opinions

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

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) …

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 …

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 …

Improving ASEAN COVID-19 Management: Implementation is Key

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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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 …

The Energy Situation in ASEAN Post COVID-19: An Online Workshop

Multimedia , News

The Energy Situation in ASEAN Post COVID-19: An Online Workshop

10 September 2020

COVID-19 , Energy

Jakarta, 10 September 2020: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), in collaboration with the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ), hosted …

ERIA Hosts Webinar on Women Entrepreneurship Amidst COVID-19

Multimedia , News

ERIA Hosts Webinar on Women Entrepreneurship Amidst COVID-19

03 September 2020

COVID-19 , Finance and Macroeconomy , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Webinar

Jakarta, 3 September 2020: ERIA hosted the MSMEs Talk #4- Women Entrepreneurs Amidst COVID-19 – Boom or Bane? This webinar was part of a series …

In the News

UK affirms support for ASEAN’s economic ambitions, resilience against COVID-19

27 August 2020

COVID-19

Note: This article was originally published in The Malaysian Reserve on 27 August 2020. Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia was mentioned. THE …

Sustaining Diplomacy Post-COVID

Opinions

Sustaining Diplomacy Post-COVID

18 August 2020

COVID-19

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The Bangkok-based diplomatic community breathed a sigh of relief following the announcement of the new cabinet on Aug …

ERIA Hosts Webinar on Economic Impact of COVID-19 in ASEAN: Perspectives from Four Countries

Multimedia , News

ERIA Hosts Webinar on Economic Impact of COVID-19 in ASEAN: Perspectives from Four Countries

18 August 2020

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

Jakarta, 12 August 2020: ERIA hosted a webinar to discuss the ‘Economic Impact of COVID-19 in ASEAN: Perspectives from Four Countries’. With more than 300 …

Pandemic (COVID 19) Policy, Trade and Economic Cooperation

News

Pandemic (COVID 19) Policy, Trade and Economic Cooperation

12 August 2020

Capacity Building , COVID-19 , Trade

Vientiane, 11 and 12 August 2020: ERIA’s Capacity Building Programme held an online workshop on ‘Pandemic (COVID 19) Policy, Trade and Economic Cooperation’ for around …

ASEAN’s Frontline Heroes: Women and the Cost of Informal Ageing Care During (and After) a Pandemic

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ASEAN’s Frontline Heroes: Women and the Cost of Informal Ageing Care During (and After) a Pandemic

10 July 2020

COVID-19

By Ms Lydia Ruddy, ERIA's Director of Communications: In Indonesia, heart-breaking stories about healthcare workers who died as a result of Covid-19 started appearing in …

Navigating ASEAN’s post-COVID-19 Energy Transition

Opinions

Navigating ASEAN’s post-COVID-19 Energy Transition

07 July 2020

COVID-19

By Dr Han Phoumin, Senior Energy Economist: Daily global carbon emissions dropped by 17 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 compared with 2019 …

Reimagining Global Value Chains after COVID-19

Opinions

Reimagining Global Value Chains after COVID-19

02 July 2020

COVID-19

By Prof Shujiro Urata, Senior Research Advisor to the President of ERIA: COVID-19 is exposing the vulnerability of global value chains (GVCs). GVCs contribute …

How COVID-19 Impacts Indonesia’s Trade

Opinions

How COVID-19 Impacts Indonesia’s Trade

30 June 2020

COVID-19 , Indonesia , Trade

By Dr Lili Yan Ing, ERIA's Senior Economist: Previous crises — whether trade driven, financial or economic — teach us that such predicaments hit …

Asean Unity in the Age of Coronavirus

Opinions

Asean Unity in the Age of Coronavirus

30 June 2020

ASEAN , COVID-19

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The opening ceremony of the 36th Asean Summit in Hanoi last Friday, attended by a roomful of local and …

In the News

Sejumlah Upaya Hadapi Perubahan Perilaku Konsumen di Masa Transisi New Normal

29 June 2020

COVID-19

Note: This article was originally published in Industry and Bengkulu Today. Dr Dionisius Narjoko was quoted. Indonesia sudah memasuki masa transisi jelang new normal. …

In the News

Post COVID-19: Reviving the Asean economy with digital transformation

26 June 2020

COVID-19

Note: This article was originally published in The Edge Markets and Hellenic Shipping News. ERIA’s newly released brief was mentioned . Today we …

In the News

South East Asia, Bordering the Epicenter

25 June 2020

COVID-19

Dr Giulia Ajmone Marsan’s article titled ‘Il Sudest asiatico: al confine dell’epicentro’ which was written together with Andrea Goldstein, Head of the Indonesia Desk, OECD …

Breaking Down Barriers to Recovery

Opinions

Breaking Down Barriers to Recovery

24 June 2020

COVID-19

By Dr Doan Thi Thanh Ha, Economist and Mr Salvador Buban, Policy Fellow: The COVID-19 pandemic has generated serious global shocks at an unprecedented …

7 Secrets of Thai COVID-19 Success

Opinions

7 Secrets of Thai COVID-19 Success

23 June 2020

COVID-19 , Thailand

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: When the first coronavirus infection was detected on Jan 13, there were fears that Thailand would be the hardest …

In the News

Asean Told to Ease Trade and Boost Connectivity amid COVID-19 Pandemic

23 June 2020

COVID-19

Note: This article was originally published in Business Mirror on 23 June 2020. ERIA’s newly released policy brief was mentioned . Asean members …

ERIA Holds Webinar on ASEAN MSMEs in a COVID-19 World

Multimedia , News

ERIA Holds Webinar on ASEAN MSMEs in a COVID-19 World

18 June 2020

COVID-19 , SMEs , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Webinar

Jakarta 18 June 2020: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) has launched a new series of webinars to discuss how ASEAN …

Vietnam Leads ASEAN into Post-Virus Era

Opinions

Vietnam Leads ASEAN into Post-Virus Era

16 June 2020

COVID-19 , Viet Nam

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: After more than five months of combating Covid-19, the Asean leaders are now ready for the virtual 36th summit …

In the News

Pandemic (COVID ‐19) Policy, Regional Cooperation and the Emerging Global Production Network

15 June 2020

COVID-19

Note: An Article by Prof Fukunari Kimura, Dr Dionisius Narjoko, Shandre Mugan Thangavelu, and Christopher Findlay titled was published in Asian Economic Journal. Click the …

Post-Virus Shift can Boost Renewables

Opinions

Post-Virus Shift can Boost Renewables

13 June 2020

COVID-19

By Dr Han Phoumin, Senior Energy Economist: Residents in many of Asean's most polluted cities have been delighted to observe significant decreases in pollution …

ERIA –UNESCAP Joint Virtual Policy Dialogue on 'The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2020'

News

ERIA –UNESCAP Joint Virtual Policy Dialogue on 'The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2020'

10 June 2020

COVID-19 , Sustainable Development Goals

Jakarta, 10 June 2020: The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and …

Rebooting Connectivity after COVID-19

Opinions

Rebooting Connectivity after COVID-19

09 June 2020

Connectivity , COVID-19

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Exactly 10 years ago in Hanoi, under Vietnam's chair, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations adopted the Masterplan …

In the News

EMI’s COVID-19 Response Special Feature

04 June 2020

COVID-19

Dr Fauziah’s commentary on EMI’s COVID-19 Response Special Feature has been posted on the INSEAD EMI website. …

Indonesia COVID-19’s Stimulus: Way to Improve Safety Nets and Pre-Employment Card

Opinions

Indonesia COVID-19’s Stimulus: Way to Improve Safety Nets and Pre-Employment Card

03 June 2020

COVID-19

By Dr Lili Yan Ing, ERIA's Senior Economist and Ms Yessi Vadila: COVID-19 is a wake-up call for the world. The pandemic has brought …

Modi’s repackaging of old industrial policy won’t salvage India

Opinions

Modi’s repackaging of old industrial policy won’t salvage India

02 June 2020

COVID-19 , Finance and Macroeconomy , India

By Anita Prakash, Director for Policy Relations: On 12 May 2020, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a second economic package to counter the financial …

In the News

ASEAN-Tiongkok Diskusi Virtual soal Penanganan & Pengendalian COVID-19

01 June 2020

COVID-19

Note: This article was originally published in Metro TV News on 1 June 2020. Ms Lydia Ruddy’s participation on ‘Virtual Jakarta Forum on ASEAN-China Relations …

Cooperation at the Core of ASEAN-China Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

News

Cooperation at the Core of ASEAN-China Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

29 May 2020

COVID-19

Jakarta, 29 May 2020: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) participated in the 1st Jakarta Forum on ASEAN-China Relations 2020 held …

From Containment to Recovery:  Rescuing the ASEAN from Crisis

Opinions

From Containment to Recovery: Rescuing the ASEAN from Crisis

28 May 2020

COVID-19 , Energy

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: The upcoming 36th ASEAN Summit will take place against the backdrop of severely damaged business and investor confidence …

ERIA’s Capacity Building Goes Online with Pandemic Policy Webinar

News

ERIA’s Capacity Building Goes Online with Pandemic Policy Webinar

28 May 2020

Capacity Building , COVID-19

Naypyitaw, 28 May 2020: On 27 and 28 May, ERIA’s Capacity Building Programme went online for the first time with two webinars for 30 government …

EU deal key to recovery of ASEAN airlines

Opinions

EU deal key to recovery of ASEAN airlines

16 May 2020

COVID-19

By Dr Alloysius Joko Purwanto, ERIA's Energy Economist and Panayotis Christidis: Following the COVID-19 outbreak, all 10 ASEAN countries have implemented strict air travel …

Post-Pandemic ASEAN must Bridge the Digital Gender Divide

Opinions

Post-Pandemic ASEAN must Bridge the Digital Gender Divide

13 May 2020

COVID-19 , Strategy and Partnership Programme

By Giulia Ajmone Marsan, ERIA's Strategy and Partnership Director and Ms Lydia Ruddy, ERIA's Director of Communications: Asean member states have a unique opportunity to …

In the News

Cabaraban: How vulnerable is Northern Mindanao from Covid-19? (2nd of 2 parts)

12 May 2020

COVID-19

Note: This article was originally published in Sunstar on 12 May 2020. ERIA’s research: Longitudinal Study of Aging and Health in the Philippines was …

In the News

Time to Turn Virus Crisis into Opportunity

08 May 2020

COVID-19

Note: This article was originally published in Borneo Bulletin on 8 May 2020. Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi was quoted. Since its inception in 1970, …

In the News

Cabaraban: How Vulnerable is Northern Mindanao from Covid-19? (First of 2 parts)

30 April 2020

COVID-19

Note: This article was originally published in Sunstar on 30 April 2020. ERIA’s research: Longitudinal Study of Aging and Health in the Philippines was …

In the News

Free-Trade Talks Continue despite the Pandemic

28 April 2020

COVID-19 , Trade

Note: This article was originally published in Khmer Times on 28 Arpril 2020. ERIA’s research about the FTA between Cambodia and the EAU was …

Watershed Thai Media Moment?

Opinions

Watershed Thai Media Moment?

28 April 2020

COVID-19 , Media

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: A sea change in media-government relations stemming from the daily press briefings on the Covid-19 situation has been …

Saving Southeast Asia from Another Economic Crisis

Opinions

Saving Southeast Asia from Another Economic Crisis

27 April 2020

COVID-19 , Strategy and Partnership Programme

By Giulia Ajmone Marsan, ERIA's Strategy and Partnership Director together with Andrea Goldstein: The apparent success of China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan in …

In the News

Asean Urged to Ramp Up Migrant Screening

25 April 2020

COVID-19

Note: This article was originally published in Bangkok Post on 25 April 2020. ERIA’s newly published policy brief about COVID-19 was mentioned. Diplomatic and economic …

Earth Day 2020: COVID-19's Blueprint for a Sustainable Future

Opinions

Earth Day 2020: COVID-19's Blueprint for a Sustainable Future

25 April 2020

COVID-19 , Sustainable Development Goals

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which was strikingly different from the previous years. Countries across …

In the News

Community Engagement is Key to Check Virus

24 April 2020

COVID-19

Note: This article was originally published in Borneo Bulletin on 24 April 2020. Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi was quoted. As the world continues to …

Understanding the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic for the Future of Southeast and East Asian Economic Integration

News

Understanding the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic for the Future of Southeast and East Asian Economic Integration

23 April 2020

COVID-19

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has severely affected East and Southeast Asian economies, through disruptions to the flow of goods and services in the region’s …

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