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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.
This report provides an overview of changes in trade and global value chains (GVCs), cross-border investment, financial integration, and the movement of people in Asia and the Pacific and explores ways of decarbonizing GVCs.
This report shows how smart trade and investment policies, and regulatory cooperation in the Asia and Pacific region can help economies tackle climate change, recover from the pandemic, and support resilient and sustainable development.
This report explores how Asia and the Pacific can capitalize on growing opportunities in digital services through structural reforms and international cooperation.
This publication examines the initial impact on trade, investment, finance, and people’s mobility as the coronavirus disease pandemic struck Asia and the Pacific.
This report reviews economic cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific and looks at how technology could boost productivity in aging economies.
This report documents Asia’s progress in regional cooperation and integration.
Asia and the Pacific is leading a recovery in world trade amid the continued uncertainty surrounding the global trade policy environment.
With the continued anemic global economic recovery, trade growth in Asia and the Pacific decelerated in 2015, falling further behind growth in gross domestic product.
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.
Slowing demand from advanced economies accentuates the need for Asia to rebalance its sources of growth more toward domestic and regional demand. Cross-border trade flows and investment bolstered Asia’s economic integration.