The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India is a bi-annual publication
on regional economic growth, development and regional integration in Emerging Asia.
It focuses on the economic conditions of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar,
the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. It also addresses relevant economic
issues in China and India to fully reflect economic developments in the region.The
Outlook comprises four main parts, each highlighting a particular dimension of recent
economic developments in the region. The first part presents the regional economic
monitor, depicting the economic outlook and macroeconomic challenges in the region.
The second part consists of a special thematic chapter addressing a major issue facing
the region. The 2019 edition of the Outlook looks at smart cities, with a special
focus on transportation. Addressing traffic congestion, in particular, is critical
in realising the potential benefits of urbanisation for growth. The third part of
the report includes structural country notes offering specific recommendations for
each country, and the fourth part discusses the recent progress made in key aspects
of regional integration.