Asian Economic Integration Report 2015: How Can Special Economic Zones Catalyze Economic Development?

Publication | December 2015

Economic zones have played a key role in economic development in many Asian economies and can be catalysts for economic development, provided the right business environment and policies are put in place.

In Asia, special economic zones (SEZs) can facilitate trade, investment, and policy reform at a time the region is experiencing a slowdown in trade and economic growth.

The Asian Economic Integration Report is an annual review of Asia’s regional economic cooperation and integration. It covers the 48 regional members of the Asian Development Bank. This issue includes Special Chapter: How Can Special Economic Zones Catalyze Economic Development?

About the publication

The Asian Economic Integration Report reviews the progress of Asian governments’ efforts to integrate their economies and improve cooperation on a variety of levels. The Asian Economic Integration Report is produced annually, and continues the work of the Asian Economic Integration Monitor starting 2015.

Contents 

  • Abbreviations
  • Acknowledgments
  • AEIR 2015—Highlights
  • Progress in Regional Cooperation and Integration
  • Special Chapter: How Can Special Economic Zones Catalyze Economic Development?
  • Statistical Appendix