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Vaccine Aid: US Catches up with China

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Vaccine Aid: US Catches up with China

08 June 2021

COVID-19

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Strange as it may seem, vaccine diplomacy could cure US-China relations and improve their herd immunity against …

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

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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 …

COVID-19 Won’t Rattle East Asian Supply Chains

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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 …

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

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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. …

ASEAN's Strategies to Address New Normal

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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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?

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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 …

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 …

Sustaining Diplomacy Post-COVID

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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 …

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 , Women Participation

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

Breaking Down Barriers to Recovery

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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

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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 …

Vietnam Leads ASEAN into Post-Virus Era

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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 …

Post-Virus Shift can Boost Renewables

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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 …

Rebooting Connectivity after COVID-19

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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 …

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

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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

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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 …

From Containment to Recovery:  Rescuing the ASEAN from Crisis

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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 …

EU deal key to recovery of ASEAN airlines

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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

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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 …

Watershed Thai Media Moment?

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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

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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 …

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

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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 …

Covid-19 in Southeast Asia – Challenges Ahead

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Covid-19 in Southeast Asia – Challenges Ahead

22 April 2020

COVID-19 , Strategy and Partnership Programme

By Giulia Ajmone Marsan, ERIA's Strategy and Partnership Director together with Andrea Goldstein: US President Donald Trump may not always be right, in fact he …

Kudos to Thai Covid-19 Fighters

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Kudos to Thai Covid-19 Fighters

21 April 2020

COVID-19 , Healthcare

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: In the 99 days since Covid-19 hit Thailand, the Prayut Chan-o-cha government has adjusted its handling of the pandemic. …

Indonesia’s Best Hope of a Covid-19 Cure is Its Communities

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Indonesia’s Best Hope of a Covid-19 Cure is Its Communities

15 April 2020

COVID-19

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: Indonesia’s Health Ministry announced 330 new Covid-19 cases as of Sunday (April 12), bringing the nationwide total to …

Will COVID-19 Devastate the Indian Economy?

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Will COVID-19 Devastate the Indian Economy?

14 April 2020

COVID-19

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: The economic impact of COVID-19 on India will depend on a number of factors: the virus spread itself, …

Covid Catch-22: Saving Lives or Rights?

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Covid Catch-22: Saving Lives or Rights?

07 April 2020

COVID-19

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Faced with the Covid-19 pandemic, several countries have given special powers to their leaders, regardless of the political …

COVID-19 and the ‘Zoom’ to New Global Value Chains

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COVID-19 and the ‘Zoom’ to New Global Value Chains

05 April 2020

COVID-19

By Prof Fukunari Kimura, ERIA's Chief Economist, Christopher Findlay, and Shandre Thangavelu: COVID-19 has sent shock waves running up and down global value chains (GVCs). …

Imagining a Post-Coronavirus World

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Imagining a Post-Coronavirus World

31 March 2020

COVID-19 , Healthcare

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Prior to the World Health Organization categorising the Covid-19 outbreak as a global pandemic, nobody would have imagined that …

Covid-19: Asean Must Act More Boldly

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Covid-19: Asean Must Act More Boldly

24 March 2020

COVID-19 , Healthcare

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The past 12 weeks have displayed Asean's strengths and exposed weaknesses when the grouping has had to respond to …

Elaborating Transportation Policy during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Indonesia

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Elaborating Transportation Policy during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Indonesia

18 March 2020

COVID-19

By Dr Alloysius Joko Purwanto , Energy Economist: The number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia has reached 172[1], an increase of 86 times since …

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