AEIR 2021


Asian Economic Integration Report

The Asian Economic Integration Report (AEIR) is an annual review of economic cooperation and integration among the 49 members of ADB in Asia and the Pacific. The theme chapter of this year’s report explores the potential of technology and innovation to boost productivity and opportunities in aging economies.

Future of Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

This book is a collection of papers contributed by renowned scholars and Asian Development Bank staff on four major areas: public goods, trade and investment, financial cooperation, and regional health cooperation. It emphasizes how the region can better leverage regional integration in realizing its vast potential while overcoming challenges such as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
November 2020
Edited by: Bambang Susantono, Cyn-Young Park

Navigating COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted a rethink of strategies to tackle inequality, socioeconomic vulnerability, and environmental issues. This book is a collection of contributions from ADB staff and experts on diverse policy themes. These include tackling the economic fallout, supporting SMEs, protecting the vulnerable, ensuring food security, and building resilient trade and supply chains while emphasizing the importance of quality infrastructure, disaster risk management, digital acceleration, and regional cooperation in building back better together.
September 2020
Edited by: Bambang Susantono, Yasuyuki Sawada, Cyn-Young Park

ARIC archived publications

Asian Economic Integration Monitor

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.


RCI Chat

The bimonthly newsletter of the Asia Regional Integration Center.

RCI Information Pack

The monthly Regional Cooperation and Integration (RCI) Information Pack monitors RCI news and events, categorized under the four RCI pillars of (i) cross-border infrastructure, (ii) trade and investment, (iii) money and finance, and (iv) regional public goods. It also presents high-frequency monetary, financial, and trade indicators, which—taken together—can help monitor the economic links between the economies of Asia and the Pacific, and major partners outside the region. The RCI Information Pack is published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), produced by ADB’s Office of Regional Economic Integration (OREI).

Asia Economic Monitor

A semiannual analysis of economic performance, outlook, and policy issues for 14 emerging East Asian economies. It includes a special section on current global and regional economic issues.

RCI Digest

The Digest follows the progress of regional cooperation and integration (RCI) in the following areas: cross-border infrastructure; trade and investment; money and finance; and regional public goods. It features articles on regional and subregional RCI initiatives, in collaboration with ADB’s Regional Departments.

  • December—January 2013

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration

The Series focuses on topics relating to regional cooperation and integration in the areas of infrastructure, trade and investment, money and finance, and regional public goods.



A collection of books on regional cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific, either published by the ADB or authored by ADB staff and consultants.



Economic almanac, statistical yearbooks, and other regular publications of international organizations and government agencies of 15 emerging Asian economies.



Research, working, and discussion papers on regional cooperation and integration and various economic policy issues from international and government sources.