Thematic engagement to solve regional and global challenges
The OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme’s structure is designed to encourage a systematic exchange of experiences to develop common solutions to regional and global policy challenges. It is comprised of thematic Regional Policy Networks (RPNs) and Initiatives, and a regional Economic Outlook, which build on the work programme of OECD and Southeast Asian bodies and dialogue processes.
The key priority areas of the Programme's RPNs are Tax, Good Regulatory Practice, Investment Policy and Promotion, Education and Skills Development, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to support connectivity for infrastructure development.
Further work is being developed through Initiatives on Trade, Innovation and Gender. The Programme comprises an overarching Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India that monitors medium-term macroeconomic trends and regional integration, playing an important role in identifying emerging trends in the region and providing input into the different work streams.
Regional Policy Networks (RPNs)
The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India
The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India is a bi-annual publication on Asia’s economic growth, development and regional integration process.
The Outlook project was officially launched in 2010. It is the result of policy dialogue and consultation through Informal Consultation Group meetings in Paris and the Asian Regional Roundtable on Macroeconomic and Structural Policy Challenges jointly organised with AMRO, ADB/ADBI and ERIA.