The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Community Vision 2025 places the realization of a people-oriented and -centered community at its core. Governments and businesses in ASEAN are increasingly interested in finding new, innovative ways to make economic growth in the region more inclusive and sustainable. In 2017, the Government of the Philippines chaired ASEAN, and made inclusive business (IB) one of its deliverables toward the ASEAN vision of a region that is “outward-looking, living in peace, stability, and prosperity, bonded in partnership in dynamic development, and in a community of caring societies.” This study, addressed to policymakers of ASEAN and the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, describes the markets for IB in ASEAN economies, and recommends further actions by ASEAN, the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, and ASEAN members to promote IB.
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This document dated May 2018 is provided for the ADB regional project 46240-001.