ARIC - Tracking Asian Integration

The Asia Regional Integration Center (ARIC) is an ongoing technical assistance project of the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department. Following the 1997/98 Asian financial crisis and the contagion evident around the region, ADB was asked to use its knowledge-based expertise to help monitor the recovery and report objectively on potential vulnerabilities and policy solutions. With the ASEAN+3 process just starting, ADB provided technical assistance beginning in 1999—to create the Asia Recovery Information Center, the precursor to ARIC.


ARICís objective is to disseminate the latest information and share insights on regional cooperation and integration in the Asia and the Pacific, through the following channels:

  1. Asia Economic Integration Report
  2. RCI Chat
  3. the ARIC website
ADB ARIC - publications