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ASEAN, Waste Management, Environment, COVID-19

Strengthening Waste Management Policies to Mitigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

02 July 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has raised issues with waste management. In Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, the increasing amount of medical waste during … Read More

COVID-19, fiscal, Supply Chain

Maintaining Fiscal Sustainability during the Pandemic Crisis

24 June 2020

Key Messages Plummeting demand for goods and services, caused by the sudden disruption in major economic activities, has set the stage for a worldwide economic … Read More

COVID-19, Production Networks

Exit Strategies for ASEAN Member States: Keeping Production Networks Alive Despite the Impending Demand Shock

19 May 2020

Some Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States (AMS) are still fully engaged in emergency responses to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Human life is … Read More

COVID-19, ASEAN, Economic Integration, Connectivity, Investment, trade liberalisation

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

23 April 2020

Key Messages The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic poses great challenges for the economic integration of East and Southeast Asia. Much of the future of … Read More

COVID-19, ASEAN, disaster risk management

Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis for the Energy Sector and Climate Change in ASEAN

22 April 2020

Key Messages The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the resulting reduction in demand for products and services will likely cut total annual carbon … Read More

services, manufacturing, global value chains

Services to Support Manufacturing Value Chains in East Asia

05 December 2019

The drivers and consequences of the development of global value chains (GVCs) in East Asia have been the subject of significant policy research. This work … Read More

services, trade, trade in services, manufacturing, global value chains

New Frontiers for Services in Globalisation

05 December 2019

The building of global value chains in manufacturing is much discussed, but less attention is given to the growth of value chains in services, their … Read More

Human Capital, Indonesia, 2045

Human Resources Development in Indonesia – Towards 2045

23 October 2019

Indonesia and Japan are highly committed to maintaining human resources development to support economic growth, in line with the development in the political and social … Read More

Education, Training, Human Capital, Indonesia

Developing Human Capital by Supporting Parental Engagement in Indonesia

26 September 2019

Indonesia’s stagnating economic growth rate is largely attributed to human capital constraints. This is partly because Indonesia’s education system leaves students ill-prepared to enter the … Read More

Connectivity, Environment, Climate Change, Indonesia, Japan, Sustainable Development

Sustainable Marine Development

26 September 2019

Indonesia has the largest economic exclusive zone in Asia, and Japan the second largest. Marine resources are their main development assets. Indonesia and Japan rely … Read More

ASEAN, AMS

Government Initiatives Matter for Innovation in ASEAN

13 September 2019

ASEAN member states (AMS) need to greatly enhance their ‘innovation capability’ to achieve technology-driven sustainable development, and there still remains much room to do so. … Read More

global value chains, Industrialisastion, Connectivity, Trade

The Role of Industrialisation and ICT in Africa’s Growth and Integration into Global Value Chains

30 July 2019

Industrialisation is important for Africa’s growth and sustainable development. Deepening the manufacturing sector and greater integration in global value chains will build more resilient economies. … Read More

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