2019 OECD Forum of SEARP : Connecting Southeast Asia

The OECD held the 2019 Forum of the Southeast Asia Regional Programme (SEARP): Connecting Southeast Asia on 11 March 2019 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, France. The Forum was followed by the fifth meeting of the Steering Group of the SEARP on 12 March 2019.

Under the umbrella theme of “Connecting Southeast Asia” the Forum addressed the issue of connectivity on three levels: Regional (ASEAN Connectivity), Inter-regional, and Sub-regional, taking into account the particularities of the various connectivity initiatives. 

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Upcoming events (2019):


 Date   Location   Event
10-12 July (TBC) Jakarta, Indonesia Launch of the Green Growth Policy Review: Indonesia 2019
24 July Putrajaya, Malaysia Launch of the OECD Economic Surveys: Malaysia 2019
9-10 September (TBC) Manila, Philippines Launch of the Government at a Glance Southeast Asia 2019
September (TBC) Paris, France 2nd Outlook Consultation Group Meeting (OCG) on the 2020 edition of the Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India


Highlighted past events (2018-2019):


 Date   Location   Event
1-4 July Chiang Mai, Thailand 5th ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network meeting and related events
25 April Nha Trang, Viet Nam 11th Meeting of the Regional Policy Network on SMEs
13 March Paris, France SEARP's Special Session of the Sustainable Infrastructure Regional Policy NetworkEnhancing Freign Connectivity in Southeast Asia
11-12 March Paris, France Forum of the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme and the fifth Steering Group Meeting of SEARP
8 March Paris, France  
12 February Bangkok, Thailand Launch of the Multimensional Country Review of Thailand: Volume II
29-30 November Bangkok, Thailand Regional Conference on Raising Learning Outcomes in Southeast Asia, Insights from PISA
20-22 November Vientiane, Lao PDR Meeting of the OECD’s Regional Network on Education and Skills /Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA) initiative
11-15 November Singapore Launch of the 2019 OECD Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India
10 October Bali, Indonesia Launch of the 2018 Economic Survey of Indonesia and of the new Joint Work Programme with Indonesia for 2019-2021
9-10 October Kuala, Lumpur 4th meeting of the ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network
1 September  Singapore Launch of the 2018 OECD ASEAN SME Policy Index
27-28 June Jakarta, Indonesia OECD-ERIA-ASEAN Regional Conference on Agro-food Value Chains in ASEAN
31 May Paris, France Launch of OECD-Thailand Country Programme 
25-26 April Tokyo, Japan 2018 Roundtable on Insurance and Retirement Saving in Asia
9 April Bangkok, Thailand Launch of OECD Multidimensional Country Review of Thailand: Initial Assessment
2-6 April Luang Prabang, Lao PDR 9th Meeting of the Regional Policy Network on SMEs
28 March Yangon, Myanmar 5th meeting of OECD Southeast Asia Corporate Governance Initiative and 1st Meeting of the OECD-Myanmar Corporate Governance Reform Programme
8-9 March Tokyo, Japan First OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme's Ministerial Conference