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Water Resource Development Scenarios, Water Diplomacy, Sustainable Development, Integrated Water Resource Development, Lower Mekong Basin

Sustainable Water Resource Development Scenarios and Water Diplomacy in the Lower Mekong Basin: Policy Implications

23 September 2020

This paper uses the current results of the Basin-wide water resource development scenario assessment of the Council Study of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) … Read More

Cambodia, healthcare, Human Capital, Lao PDR, Viet Nam

Pioneering an Integrated Rehabilitation System and Human Resource Development to Improve Rehabilitation Services in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam

28 July 2020

The world population is ageing at an unprecedentedly rapid pace and Southeast Asia is no exception. In the societies with more older people, more patients … Read More

ASEAN, Regulation and Governance, International Trade

Interconnected Government: International Regulatory Cooperation in ASEAN

15 July 2020

Promoting international regulatory cooperation (IRC) is gaining traction as a way to improve business competitiveness. Within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), improving regulatory … Read More

Infrastructure, Transport, trade, Connectivity, ASEAN, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Thailand, global value chains, India

The India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway and Its Possible Eastward Extension to Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam: Challenges and Opportunities

15 June 2020

About the Study: The Trilateral Highway (TLH) exemplifies the letter and spirit of connectivity between India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It … Read More

ASEAN, India, E-commerce, Connectivity, Trade, Regulation and Governance, Digital Economy

E-Commerce Connectivity in ASEAN

14 April 2020

The next Asian miracle of growth could be born with the region's digital transformation. Digital connectivity is the cornerstone that will make the changes feasible … Read More

Electricity, Energy, Lao PDR, Regulation and Governance, Renewable Energy

Lao PDR Energy Outlook 2020

03 February 2020

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) has been assisting the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), Lao PDR to produce Lao … Read More

Energy, Statistics, Lao PDR, Demand and Supply

Energy Demand and Supply of the Lao People's Democratic Republic 2010-2018

03 February 2020

This report on the Energy Demand and Supply of the Lao PDR in 2010–2018 was prepared as an update of the Lao PDR Energy Statistics … Read More

disasters, disaster risk management, Environment, Climate Change, Food Security, ASEAN

Towards a Resilient ASEAN Volume 2: Advancing Disaster Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation: Roadmap and Options for Implementation

27 December 2019

Climate change tends to increase the frequency and intensity of weather-related natural disasters, which put many people at risk. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations … Read More

Energy, Energy Conservation

Cost Effectiveness of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

21 October 2019

This study aims to help promote energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) investment in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region through two analyses, one … Read More

Energy, Sustainable Energy

Social Benefit of Clean Coal Technology

02 October 2019

This study analyses the cost and benefit of more stringent air emission standards for coal-fired power plants. The cost is assumed to be the investment … Read More

Agriculture, Food Value Chain, ASEAN

Overview of Agri-food Industries in ASEAN: Basic Information on the Food Value Chain

23 September 2019

The agri-food market in Southeast Asia has been activated by the area’s steady economic and population growth, and by its deepening regional and international economic … Read More

ASEAN, Cold Chain, Agriculture, Food Value Chain

The Cold Chain for Agri-food Products in ASEAN

19 September 2019

The cold chain system is indispensable for Southeast Asian countries with their mostly tropical climates. This report aims to contribute to spreading the cold chain … 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

Trade, non-tariff measures, ASEAN

Non-Tariff Measures -An Update

04 September 2019

Whilst tariffs have declined following disciplines instituted by the World Trade Organization, the use of non-tariff measures is on the rise worldwide. This trend is … Read More

non-tariff measures, ASEAN, Trade

Regional Integration and Non-Tariff Measures in ASEAN

02 September 2019

Though tariffs have been reduced, the number of non-tariff measures (NTMs) continues to increase, and is often blamed in part for the lack of integration … Read More

Lao PDR

Development Strategy of Five Selected Sectors in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (2020-2025)

29 August 2019

‘Development Strategy of Five Selected Sectors in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (2020–2025)’ follows up the research of the report Lao PDR at the Crossroads: … Read More

Infrastructure, Lao PDR, Viet Nam

Vientiane-Hanoi Expressway Project

09 July 2019

The Vientiane–Hanoi Expressway (VHE) has been one of the most anticipated transportation projects between Lao PDR and Viet Nam. This report (1) explores the potentiality … Read More

Hydrogen, Energy

Demand and Supply Potential of Hydrogen Energy in East Asia

13 May 2019

Although hydrogen is currently used for industrial activities such as ammonia production or refining, it has great potential to become one of the clean energies … Read More

Trade, industry and manufacturing

Imported Intermediate Inputs and Plants’ Export Dynamics Evidence from Indonesian Plant-product-level Data

19 March 2019

This paper asks the question of whether the use of imported intermediate inputs leads to an expansion of plant-level export scope. Using a panel dataset … Read More

non-tariff measures, Regulation and Governance

Regulatory Dissimilarity: A First Look at the Newly Collected Non-Tariff Measures Database

15 March 2019

In this paper we construct a dissimilarity indicator to measure the degree to which a product may face different sets of regulations in two countries … Read More

Lao PDR, Viet Nam, Thailand, Transportation, Infrastructure

Economic Potential of the Vientiane – Ha Noi Expressway Based on Experience of the Mekong Region

14 March 2019

The Vientiane–Ha Noi Expressway (VHE) will connect the capitals of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and Viet Nam, which have established special relations in … Read More

ASEAN, Connectivity

Cross-border Transport Facilitation in Inland ASEAN and the ASEAN Economic Community

28 February 2019

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) was realised in 2015 and the Master Plan of ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) was implemented between 2010 and 2015. This report … Read More

Energy Outlook and Energy Saving Potential in East Asia 2019

22 February 2019

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia–East Asia Summit (ERIA–EAS) Energy Outlook was updated in 2017–2018 through a revision of macro assumptions, such … Read More

Vehicle Recycling in the ASEAN and other Asian Countries

26 November 2018

It is predicted that about 2.4 million motor vehicles will have been discarded in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from 2015 to 2020. … Read More

SME Policy Index: ASEAN 2018

12 November 2018

The SME Policy Index is a benchmarking tool for emerging economies to monitor and evaluate progress in policies that support small and medium-sized enterprises. The … Read More

Energy, Connectivity

Industry 4.0: Empowering ASEAN for the Circular Economy

22 October 2018

The transition to a circular economy is a unique opportunity for fast-growing Asian economies to be resource efficient, competitive, and innovative. The circular economy aims … Read More

Energy

Liquefied Natural Gas Demand in Asia

19 October 2018

The global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market has been undergoing sustained and fundamental transformation since 2010. A combination of forces led by the revolution in … Read More

Potential of Oil Stockpiling at Oil Terminals in Southeast Asia

19 October 2018

Oil demand in Southeast Asia has increased by 3% per year since 2000, which is faster than the world average, and regional oil production is … Read More

ASEAN, Power Grid, Greater Mekong Subregion, Myerson value, Core, Pairwise stability

A Cooperative Game Theoretic Approach on the Stability of the ASEAN Power Grid

30 September 2018

About the Journal Energy Economics, Volume 75, September 2018, Pages 492-502. Authors Yunji Her, Department of Economics, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea Youngho Chang, … Read More

2017 Progress Survey Report of Infrastructure Projects in CADP 2.0

31 July 2018

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) submitted the Comprehensive Asia Development Plan 2.0 (CADP 2.0) to the East Asia Summit in … Read More

energy, Lao PDR

Lao PDR Energy Statistics 2018

02 July 2018

Insufficient information and inadequate capacity to carry out comprehensive energy planning are identified as the main contributing factors to the current circumstances of the energy … Read More

Energy, ASEAN, East Asia

Technical Improvement Report on Energy Outlook and Energy Saving Potential in East Asia

29 March 2018

This technical report of Energy Outlook and Saving Potential of East Asia Summit (EAS) countries aims to seriously look into how to improve data used … Read More

Infrastructure, industry and manufacturing

‘Unbundlings’ and Development Strategies in ASEAN: Old Issues and New Challenges

22 March 2018

This paper extends the conceptual framework of ‘unbundlings’ proposed by Baldwin (2016) and tries to provide a starting point for reorganizing development strategies of ASEAN … Read More

Trade, ASEAN, Competitiveness

Facilitating ASEAN Trade in Goods

13 December 2017

To move forward trade facilitation agenda in ASEAN, this brief presents three recommendations that focus on rules of origin, transparency of non-tariff measures (NTM), and … Read More

Trade, Investment, Competitiveness, ASEAN

Transparency in Non-tariff Measures: An International Comparison

13 November 2017

The growing literature on trade has proven that transparency has positive effects on trade and investment. This is particularly important in non-tariff measures, which are … Read More

Trade, ASEAN

ASEAN: Regional Integration and Reforms

13 November 2017

This brief explains the motivation behind ASEAN's integration into East Asia, the role ASEAN reforms play in the integration, as well as its future direction. … Read More

Energy, Technology, Globalization

Globalization of Low-Carbon Technologies: The Impact of the Paris Agreement

06 November 2017

This book explores the opportunities and barriers within the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) framework of the Paris Agreement for low-carbon technology diffusion. Further, it … Read More

Trade, ASEAN

How Restrictive Are ASEAN's Rules of Origins?

06 November 2017

ASEAN's rules of origin (ROO) have a simple and transparent structure, with a large chunk of trade flows subject to a 40% regional value content … Read More

Trade, ASEAN

Streamlining NTMs in ASEAN: The Way Forward

06 November 2017

Dealing with NTMs as if dealing with a trade tool like tariffs is an unproper approach, as NTMs could play a role of check and … Read More

ASEAN, [email protected]

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 1: The ASEAN Journey: Reflections of ASEAN Leaders and Officials

13 October 2017

ASEAN's 50-year journey is a story that needs to be told to this and future generations. Thus, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, ERIA … Read More

ASEAN, [email protected]

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 5: The ASEAN Economic Community Into 2025 and Beyond

07 September 2017

ASEAN has successfully promoted economic integration by increasing intra-ASEAN trade and investment over 5 decades. This is despite the diversity of its member states in … Read More

[email protected], ASEAN

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 3: ASEAN and Member States: Transformation and Integration

31 August 2017

The ASEAN region has been drastically transformed economically during the past 50 years driven by domestic reforms, the pursuit of open regionalism, and the growth … Read More

Energy

Oil Supply Resilience in ASEAN

24 August 2017

The study of oil supply resiliency aims to share Japan's experience with ASEAN countries in dealing with oil supply disruption either from abroad or domestically … Read More

Energy

Improving Emission Regulation for Coal-fired Power Plants in ASEAN

16 August 2017

Coal, the most abundant and reliable energy resource, will continue to be the dominant energy source for the East Asia Summit (EAS) region. The coal … Read More

ASEAN, [email protected]

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 4: Building ASEAN Community: Political-Security and Socio-cultural Reflections

07 August 2017

ASEAN has gradually built, on the basis of both shared interests and common principles and norms, various practices and mechanisms that helped prevent conflict among … Read More

ASEAN, [email protected]

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 2: Voices of ASEAN: What Does ASEAN Mean to ASEAN Peoples?

07 August 2017

ASEAN has provided a platform for continuous discussion between leaders, which has helped the region address challenges and adapt to constantly changing circumstances. … Read More

Energy, ASEAN, Electricity Market

Study on Electricity Supply Mix and Role of Policy in ASEAN

03 March 2017

Increasing demand for electricity and relativity lower income level are urging ASEAN member states to develop large-scale power generating capacity in an economically efficient way. … Read More

Macroeconomy, Investment, Competitiveness

ASEAN as an FDI Attractor:
How Do Multinationals Look at ASEAN?

31 January 2017

This policy brief presents an overview of the ASEAN economy in terms of its economic relationship with multinationals, particularly Japanese companies, that have … Read More

Investment, Energy

Analysis of Distributed Energy Systems and Implications for Electrification: The Case of ASEAN Member States

05 December 2016

The study of distributed energy systems (DES) in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) highlights the potential role of DES to enhance electricity access … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Energy

Sea Lane Security of Oil and Liquefied Natural Gas in the East Asia Summit Region

15 November 2016

With robust demand - yet modest supply growth - of energy in the region, the East Asia Summit (EAS) area is expected to … Read More

Energy, Regulation and Governance

Joint Study for Liquefied Natural Gas Market

19 October 2016

Energy demand in many East Asia Summit countries is on an upward trend, thus making the role of natural gas in energy supply … Read More

Energy, Regulation and Governance

Cost Assessment of Energy Security Improvement in East Asia Summit Region

21 September 2016

Energy security is a central pillar energy policy in all East Asia Summit countries. Self-sufficiency of energy supply forms the basis of energy … Read More

Energy, Infrastructure

Cooperation Framework for Oil Stockpiling and Emergency Response System

21 September 2016

Energy demand in ASEAN countries has been rapidly expanding in the last decades. While the total energy demand in ASEAN countries has grown … Read More

Regulation and Governance

The Development of Regulatory Management Systems in East Asia: Deconstruction, Insights, and Fostering ASEAN's Quiet Revolution

31 July 2016

As H.E. Deputy Minister Rizal Lukman of Indonesia said in 2015: 'The emergence of the ASEAN Economic Community is putting the pressure on each ASEAN … Read More

Trade

Facilitating ASEAN Trade in Goods

21 June 2016

Trade facilitation should be viewed as a strategic issue rather than a technical one. While ASEAN has been successful in the phasing out of intra-regional … Read More

Lao PDR, Industry, Urban Development

Lao PDR at the Crossroads: Industrial Development Strategies 2016-2030

20 June 2016

Lao PDR at the Crossroads: Industrial Development Strategies 2016-2030 sets out comprehensive and unique industrial development strategies for Lao PDR with an eye … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Macroeconomy

Non-Tariff Measures in ASEAN

30 April 2016

While tariffs have been reduced, the number of non-tariff measures (NTMs) continues to increase, and is often blamed as one source of the … Read More

Energy, Innovation and Technology

Financing Renewable Energy Development in East Asia Summit Countries
A Primer of Effective Policy Instruments

07 April 2016

This research aims to identify and update the most effective policies in the Asian context, especially for member states of the Association of … Read More

Energy, Infrastructure, Regulation and Governance

Oil Stockpiling and Emergency Response Cooperation of East Asia

31 March 2016

Asia's energy security is usually defined in terms of oil-supply security, given the region's growing demand for oil, its flattening oil production, and … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

Deepening and Widening of Production Networks in ASEAN

03 March 2016

Abstract This paper assesses the recent widening and deepening of machinery production networks in ASEAN and surrounding East Asia by employing highly disaggregated product-level international … Read More

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