- ARCII was introduced in 2017 to better understand the RCI dynamics and offer standardized measurements of RCI.
- The main drivers of regional integration in #Asia are: Regional value chain; Infrastructure and connectivity; and People and Social integration.
- Overall ARCII estimates for Asia show a gradual uptrend, with a 7% increase from 2006 to 2018.
The Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation and Integration Index (ARCII) is a robust tool to track progress on different areas of regional cooperation and integration (RCI). To capture its increasingly complex nature, the enhanced ARCII framework offers several innovations including new dimensions on digital connectivity and environmental cooperation. The seminar will present main results of the new framework and bring together leading experts to discuss the implications for regional and global integration, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.