THE ROAD TO BALI
The Road to Bali: ERIA Perspectives on the WTO Ministerial and Asian Integration

The World Trade Organization (WTO) will stage its ninth Ministerial Conference (MC9) in Bali, Indonesia, on 3-6 December 2013. The meeting comes at a critical juncture for the multilateral trade body, long mired in the Doha Round stalemate. Beyond offering a critical first test at consensus-building and institutional renewal, the Bali Ministerial affords a unique opportunity to gauge contrasting perceptions across ASEAN and East Asian countries of the continued relevance of the WTO to trade and economic governance within the region and beyond.

8th East Asia Summit
The EAS Leaders Encourage Support to the ASEAN and EAS Activities

The leaders attending the 8th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, called on the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) to continue its extensive research activities to promote economic integration of ASEAN and East Asia.

Harvard Symposium
SME Development and Innovation Crucial for Sustainable Growth

ERIA together with Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and Harvard University co-organized the UBD-ERIA-Harvard Symposium on September 14, 2013. This year's symposium focused on "SME Development and Innovation Towards a People-Centered ASEAN Community".

ASEAN Connectivity Symposium
ASEAN Connectivity: Region's Future Economic Backbone

ERIA held the 4th ASEAN Connectivity Symposium "Partnering Private Sector for ASEAN Connectivity" co-organized by the ASEAN Secretariat and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei Darussalam. International and regional experts reviewed the implementation of ASEAN Connectivity, methods to mobilize funding as well as recommendations of best practices within the PPP framework.

45th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting
Outcomes of the 45th AEM Meeting and Related Meetings

The 45th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Meeting and related meetings was held in Brunei Darussalam from August 16 to 21, 2013. Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura, Executive Director of ERIA, Economists and senior staffs of ERIA, attended the several meetings.

Asia Cosmopolitan Awards Nara Forum
Cambodia Seeks More Participation from Private Sector

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the Ministry of Commerce of Kingdom of Cambodia jointly organized the Capacity Building Seminar on the topic of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) "Utilizing an Efficient Infrastructure Development Framework" on 4 July, 2013 in Phnom Penh in Cambodia, with the supports of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) and the Bangkok Research Center, IDE-JETRO. More than 150 local and international experts including government ministries, private companies, financiers, and legal practitioners explored potential opportunities and shared lessons focusing on Public Private Partnership (PPP).

3rd Asia macroeconomic Forum
ERIA co-organizes 3rd Asia Macroeconomic Forum

Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura, Executive Director of ERIA, attended an international conference on "Middle Income Trap and East Asia Economic Transition" on May 24-25, 2013 in Beijing, China.It is the third session of Asia Macroeconomic Forum, a multi-year program that aims to facilitate the dialogue and discussion among the policy researchers in the East Asia region for a better and coordinated economic policymaking.

6th ERIA Governing Board Meeting
6th ERIA Governing Board Meeting

The ERIA Governing Board Meeting held today has endorsed the ongoing and future activities undertaken by ERIA focusing on economic integration and connectivity in ASEAN and East Asia. The meeting was chaired by Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, Permanent Secretary (Trade), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Brunei Darussalam.

APEN Only One SME Mission in Cambodia
APEN "Only One" SME Mission in Cambodia was Carried Out

Asia Professional Education Network (APEN) "Only One" Small Medium Enterprises (SME) Mission in Cambodia was conducted on January 13-16, 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was led by the president of Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (AIIT), and supported by Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Phnom Penh. The delegation made a courtesy visit to H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Cambodia, on January 15, 2013

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