AEIR 2018

Events and Seminars

23 October 2018
Asian Development Bank Institute, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

ADB launched this year’s issue of the AEIR, an annual publication on regional cooperation and integration featuring a special chapter on Toward Optimal Provision of Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific.

11 October 2018
Sahadewa Room, Grand Bali Nusa Dua, Indonesia

The High-Level Policy Dialogue on Regional Cooperation to Support Innovation, Inclusion, and Stability in Asia, to be held on 11 October 2018 in Bali, Indonesia, will gather central bankers, financial regulators, international organization heads, and market participants to discuss the role of technology in creating new markets and opportunities for the inclusive future of Asia, and how to foster technological entrepreneurship that can have a positive impact on innovation, inclusion, and sustainable development in Asia.

27–28 June 2018
Miran Hotel, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

International trade is a key driving force behind economic growth that since 1990 has listed more than a billion people out of poverty in Asia and the Pacific. However, in the years since the global financial crisis, trade growth has fallen behind GDP growth, after outpacing it for many decades. Despite early signs of a recovery in the growth of world trade, the global economic environment is still uncertain, and much remains to be done to realize potential trade outcomes for inclusive growth.

10–11 May 2018
Asian Development Bank Institute, 8F Kasumigaseki Building, 3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

With rapid technological advances, deepening regional integration requires Asia’s policymakers to consider and develop new ways of regional policy cooperation to deal with the region’s common challenges such as cross-border trade and investment, vulnerabilities to volatile capital flows and financial shocks, regional infrastructure gaps, technological adaptations, environmental challenges, natural disaster responses, and communicable diseases.

Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific:

Promoting Connectivity for Inclusive Development
7–8 February 2018
Postgraduate Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Business and Economics Building, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Since the launch of the Aid for Trade (AfT) initiative, AfT has been an important part of ADB’s support for regional cooperation and integration, and inclusive development in Asia and the Pacific. This conference will discuss key findings from ADB’s 2017 Aid for Trade report.

5 February 2018
UNSW Business Lounge, UNSW Business School, West Wing Level 6, Kensington NSW 2052, Australia

The International Conference on Financial Services and Technology: Financial Inclusion and Stability will discuss the role of digital technologies in shaping the financial service landscape and how Asia’s financial system should evolve to be more responsive to Asia’s development needs. This conference will also examine the new regulatory challenges with financial technology advancement and how best policy makers and regulators can address these emerging issues to safeguard financial stability and more effectively promote financial inclusion. It will gather such participants as researchers, representatives from governments, private sector, and international organizations in the Asia and Pacific region.

Optimal Provision of Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific:

Implications for Supporting Sustainable Development
14–15 December 2017
Asian Development Bank Headquarters, 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, 1550, Philippines

Globalization and the increased flows of goods, services, and factors of production across borders brought new challenges such as dealing with cross-border infrastructure, clean energy, environment, natural disaster response, and communicable diseases in Asia and the Pacific. Tackling these cross-border challenges through promoting regional public goods (RPGs), the region would likely benefit further from deepening regional cooperation and integration.

Regional Cooperation and Integration Week 2017:

Accelerating RCI in Asia and the Pacific for Economic Growth, Shared Prosperity, and Sustainability
27–28 November 2017
Auditorium A and B, Asian Development Bank Headquarters, 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, 1550, Philippines

RCI Week will include: the RCI Roundtable Conference on Economic Corridors, including presentation on the joint ADB, DFID, JICA, and World Bank report on economic corridors (27 November); and Emerging RCI Initiatives, Financial Cooperation, and Regional Public Goods (28 November)

13–14 June 2017
Korea University, 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 02841, Republic of Korea

The conference will bring together academics, policy makers, and representatives from international organizations to discuss the prospects for international trade and regional integration in Asia and the Pacific under an increasingly uncertain global environment, and the role that trade and investment integration can play in bolstering economic resilience.

27–28 March 2017
Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel, 153 Convensia-Road, Yeonsu-Gu, Incheon, 21998, Republic of Korea

This workshop, jointly hosted by ADB, KCS, WTO, and KODAC1 , is designed to examine the progress and impacts of trade facilitation and aid for trade on promoting connectivity in Asia and the Pacific, and prepare regional input for the Sixth Global Review of Aid for Trade, “Promoting Connectivity” to be held at WTO in Geneva on 11-13 July 2017

Sustaining Economic Development through Foreign Direct Investment

Launch of the Asian Economic Integration Report 2016 for Central Asia
9 December 2016
Conference room Diamond 1-5, Rixos Hotel, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan

The Asian Economic Integration Report (AEIR) 2016 is ADB’s annual report on Asia’s regional economic cooperation and integration, covering 48 regional members of the ADB and analyzing their regional as well as global economic linkages.

Organized by the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department—Asian Development Bank, and the Institute of World Economy and Politics

2016 ADB Conference on Economic Development:

The Role of Foreign Direct Investment in Economic Development
2–3 June 2016
Room 315, 3/F, K.K. Leung Building, The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

ADB, in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong, is pleased to hold its inaugural ADB Conference on Economic Development (ACED)—an annual exchange of knowledge and ideas amongst experts and researchers on topics of economic development.

Organized by the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department,
Asian Development Bank and The University of Hong Kong

7th Meeting of the International Policy Advisory Group

Asia’s Growth and Development Challenges after the Global Financial Crisis
3–4 August 2015
Auditorium A & B, ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines

Organized by the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department,
Asian Development Bank and The Earth Institute Columbia University

Asian Regional Cooperation and Integration Roundtable Conference

The Future of Regional Cooperation and Integration and Productivity
17–18 November 2014
Auditorium A—C, ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines

The conference will analyze RCI challenges to further promote cooperation and economic integration in Asia. RCI experts and policymakers from across the region will examine the critical issue of reinvigorating Asia's productivity growth—which has slowed recently—and the policies required to boost people's welfare.

Organized by Office of Regional Economic Integration,
Asian Development Bank

22 April 2014
Fuller Hall, Asian Institute of Management, Makati City, Philippines

The seminar discussed recent progress and issues of regional cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific. The April 2014 issue of the Asian Economic Integration Monitor (AEIM) was also launched.

Organized by Office of Regional Economic Integration,
Asian Development Bank

5 March 2013
ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines

The High-Level Round Table Discussion aims to explore cooperation in Asia and the role of regional institutions in deepening cooperation.

  • The Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum was joined by the Director of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office, the Chief Economist of ASEAN, and senior officials from CAREC and SAARC member countries in the discussion
  • The March 2013 issue of the Asian Economic Integration Monitor (AEIM) and the Kunming Conference Report were launched

Organized by Office of Regional Economic Integration,
Asian Development Bank

17 September 2012

The ADB—OREI co-sponsored the forum on “Regional Economic Integration and Inclusive Growth” conducted by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies last 17 September. Close to a hundred participants with 39 online viewers from government, academe, media, international organizations and private sector attended the event. The forum discussed the Philippine’s preparedness for economic integration within the ASEAN framework. Subjects featured include trade and investment liberalization and facilitation as well as transport facilitation and logistics. Insights on the role of SMEs in the ASEAN community and their integration within the regional production networks were also highlighted.

7 September 2012

More than 70 ADB staff, 15 external participants and 15 online viewers attended the Seminar on RCI Knowledge and Priorities. VP Lohani delivered the Welcome Remarks and launched the new ARIC website. ADBI Dean Kawai spoke about the role of ADB as a key RCI promoter and possible future activities. Representatives from RDs discussed the importance of RCI knowledge in promoting greater connectivity and integration in Asia. Senior ADB staff, including VP Groff and VP Lohani, attended the opening of the RCI exhibit which featured over 150 books on RCI which have been published by ADB since 1992.

July 2012

The AEIM evolved from the Asia Economic Monitor (AEM), which—since December 2001—continued the work of the Asia Recovery Report in monitoring the impact of the 1997/98 Asian financial crisis and policy response. The AEIM expands its coverage to all of Asia and the Pacific.

This new semiannual series combines two important elements of ADB’s knowledge portfolio—regional economic and financial monitoring and an assessment of developments in regional cooperation and integration (RCI). Intended to keep track of the region’s progress, the AEIM reviews recent economic performance, assesses new RCI developments in Asia and the Pacific and its subregions, and—in a special section—analyzes initiatives or events that will affect the process of cooperation and integration.

26-27 March 2012

This conference brought ADB DMCs together for the first time to share their experiences in implementing RCI initiatives, present information on challenges met and the innovations introduced to address these challenges, and discuss the implications of these experiences for future RCI policies and initiatives.

More than 180 officials from 30 countries participated in the ADB conference on RCI, held on 26-27 March in the PRC

The Seminar Series on Regional Economic Integration is a key venue to discuss a wide array of issues on regional cooperation and integration and to disseminate information on its progress. Past speakers have included Robert Barro, Barry Eichengreen, Eswar Prasad, and Indonesian Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu. This section provides downloadable copies of speakers' presentations.

Lists all the events featured on the ARIC website homepage.