ARIC - Tracking Asian Integration

The Asia Regional Integration Center (ARIC) is an ongoing technical assistance project of the Economic Research and Development Impact 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.


ADB ARIC - publications

ARIC’s 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. the ARIC website