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ERIA's Research Institutes Network Online Workshop Series Discuss Growth Strategy for Post COVID-19

25 February 2022

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Jakarta/Bangkok, 25 February 2022: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Asia still face challenges in rebooting economic growth while controlling the spread of COVID-19. In addition, countries in these regions have to continuously cope with policy issues, such as deepening of regional integration, energy transition, circular economy, supply chain, and innovation of new technologies. The 2021 RIN Online Workshop Series 'Growth Strategy for Post COVID-19' focused on these issues.

To expand the current knowledge and stimulate interactive discussions among researchers in The Research Institutes Network (RIN) member institutes and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), 12 speakers including young researchers from 7 institutes and ERIA shared their findings and views from their current researches at the workshops.


The Workshop proceedings and the extended abstract of each presentation can be downloaded on the RIN website. 

Download proceedings at the RIN website

Workshop I: 28 October

  • Moderator: Chap Sotharith (CICP, Cambodia)
  • Speakers:
    • Shiro Armstrong (ANU, Australia): Open Multilateral Trade as a Source of Resilience Against Economic Coercion
    • Chansamone Vongphaisit (NIER, Lao PDR): Digital Trade Facilitation and Supply Chains in the Post COVID-19 Era: Lao PDR Perspective

Workshop II: 5 November

  • Moderator: Wisarn Pupphavesa (TDRI, Thailand)
  • Speakers:
    • Kirida Bhaopichitr (TDRI, Thailand): Resuming Growth in ASEAN Post-COVID: Opportunities and Challenges
    • Kannika Thampanishvong (TDRI, Thailand): A New Paradigm for Green Growth

Workshop III: 11 November

  • Moderator: Aniceto C. Orbeta Jr. (PIDS, Philippines)
  • Speakers:
    • Nur Sofea Hasmira Azahar (ISIS, Malaysia): Preparing the Future Workforce for Post-Pandemic Recovery: Building Technical Vocational Education and Training Capabilities in Malaysia
    • Hlaing Hlaing Moe (YUE, Myanmar): Health Insurance Ownership: Evidence from Myanmar Women

Workshop IV: 15 November

  • Moderator: Dr. Prabir De (RIS, India)
  • Speakers:
    • Rashesh Shrestha (ERIA): Impact of ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) on Intra-ASEAN Trade
    • Nguyen Anh Duong (CIEM, Viet Nam): Viet Nam’s Economic Recovery Plan: Some Perspectives

Workshop V: 26 November

  • Moderator: Alizan Mahadi (ISIS, Malaysia)
  • Speakers: 
    • Dian Lutfiana (ERIA): Low Carbon Energy Transition and Technology Pathways for Climate Stabilisation
    • Venkatachalam Anbumozhi (ERIA): Transformative Strategies and Financing Policies for a Circular Net Zero Economy

Workshop VI: 29 November

  • Moderator: Adoracion M. Navarro (PIDS, Philippines)
  • Speakers:
    • Koichiro Kimura (IDE-JETRO, Japan): Competition and Technological Similarity: The Case of a Chinese Robotics Firm
    • Yasushi Ueki (IDE-JETRO, Japan): Unlocking the Potential of Lao Handicraft “Sozai” through Inter-Sectoral Collaborations

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