Framework for Improving ASEAN Infrastructure Productivity

Sustainable infrastructure is critical to pandemic recovery and adaptation to the new normal. ASEAN, through the Lead Implementing Body for Sustainable Infrastructure (LIB-SI), has developed a Framework for Improving ASEAN Infrastructure Productivity that aims to help ASEAN Member States improve their infrastructure planning, delivery, and operation. The Framework for Improving ASEAN Infrastructure Productivity aims to assist relevant stakeholders across ASEAN Member States to make informed and evidence-based policies towards improving infrastructure productivity across the entire infrastructure project lifecycle. The Framework’s seven workstreams and two toolkits developed will help ASEAN Member States prioritise their capacity building needs and customise specific actions. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PUBLICATION As mentioned in the Publication, an Excel workbook is provided to assist ASEAN Member States with capturing their self-assessment and calculating the scores against each workstream. DOWNLOAD THE EXCEL WORKBOOK Related project: Development of Framework for Improving ASEAN Infrastructure...

The Mid-Term Review of Master Plan on Connectivity (MPAC) 2025

The Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025, adopted by ASEAN Leaders at the 28th / 29th ASEAN Summits in Vientiane, Lao PDR, in September 2016 aims to achieve a seamlessly and comprehensively connected and integrated ASEAN that will promote competitiveness, inclusiveness, and a greater sense of Community. It comprises 15 initiatives in the five strategic areas of: (i) Sustainable Infrastructure; (ii) Digital Innovation; (iii) Seamless Logistics; (iv) Regulatory Excellence; and (v) People Mobility. This Mid-Term Review (MTR) of MPAC 2025 takes stock of the progress; highlights successes and challenges in the implementation of MPAC 2025; identifies and establishes linkages to other ASEAN and external initiatives; and makes recommendations for adjustments to ensure relevance and to boost implementation at both regional and national levels. In particular, the MTR assesses the relevance in light of emerging trends in the region, focus on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has major implications for connectivity. To find out more on the key findings of MPAC 2025 progress, the potential impact of MPAC 2025, key challenges and recommendations, please download: Executive Summary of the Mid Term Review of the MPAC 2025 Infographics – Mid Term Review of MPAC 2025 Related project: Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC)...

Establishing multilateral power trade in ASEAN (2019)

The ASEAN member states have a long-standing goal to establish multilateral power trading in the region. To date, regional power trading has been limited to a series of uncoordinated bilateral cross-border arrangements. Multilateral power trading can bring multiple benefits, including reduced system costs, increased energy security and an ability to integrate higher shares of variable renewable energy. An examination of international experiences shows that it is possible to establish multilateral trading while allowing for stepwise and voluntary development and respecting local sovereignty. At the same time, increased cross-border integration and power trade does require increased co ordination and regulatory harmonisation. This report identifies a set of minimum political, technical and institutional requirements that the ASEAN member states will need to meet in order to establish multilateral power trading in the region. Some of these minimum requirements can be met by building upon existing efforts in the region. The report also proposes a set of trading arrangements of increasing levels of ambition which, taken together, will enable ASEAN to establish multilateral power trading in a manner that is consistent with maximising national sovereignty and the equitable sharing of benefits. These recommendations include a summary of potential roles for regional institutions and an example transaction to show how trading might potentially work in practice. This report was produced in collaboration with the International Energy Agency (IEA). Download the report (13MB,...

ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation Strategy

Urbanisation is a crucial driver of economic growth in ASEAN, yet rapid urbanisation can make it difficult for urban infrastructure development to keep pace, giving rise to issues such as economic inequality, congestion, and environmental and health problems. To maintain the benefit of urbanisation, ASEAN cities need to take a proactive, coherent approach in ensuring that adequate and sustainable urban infrastructure are in place. The ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation Strategy (ASUS) is one of the initiatives under the strategic area of Sustainable Infrastructure of the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025. It provides ASEAN cities with a framework of sustainable urbanisation based on six areas, namely civic and social, health and well-being, security, quality environment, built infrastructures, industry and innovation. It consists of this report as well as two accompanying toolkits that will assist local governments in ASEAN to advance sustainable urbanisation in their cities. Download the ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation...

Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025

At the 25th ASEAN Summit in Nay Pyi Taw in November 2014, ASEAN Leaders tasked the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) to conduct a comprehensive review of MPAC implementation and formulate the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025 (MPAC 2025). The MPAC 2025 focuses on five strategic areas: sustainable infrastructure, digital innovation, seamless logistics, regulatory excellence and people mobility. It seeks to add value by complementing and synergising the ASEAN Community Blueprints 2025, ASEAN sectoral work plans, and the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Work Plan III, as well as enhancing synergies with other sub-regional and inter-regional frameworks. The ASEAN leaders adopted the MPAC 2025 at the ASEAN Summits 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The document was developed taking account the results of the MPAC 2010 implementation review along with the feedbacks from relevant ASEAN Sectoral Bodies and other stakeholders, with the support from ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Programme II (AADCP II). The Master Plan is available for download here Watch the MPAC 2025 video Here: Related Projects: Formulation of Post-2015 Agenda for ASEAN...

Project Briefs for Selected PPP Projects

This report contains briefs of eight (8) short listed ASEAN projects to be potentially implemented under various schemes of public-private partnerships (PPP) resulting from the ASEAN PPP Programme. The projects presented include: Bien Hoa – Vung Tau Expressway (Viet Nam) Central Luzon Link Expressway (Philippines) Kanchanaburi – Phu Nam Ron Motorway (Thailand) Laos Road No. 3: ASEAN Highway No. 3 (Lao PDR) Makassar Port (Indonesia) Manado – Bitung Toll Road (Indonesia) North Luzon Expressway East Project (Philippines) Trans-Sumatra Toll Road: Kayu Agung – Betung (Indonesia) The short listed projects were derived from regional and national infrastructure priority pipelines which were subjected to selection methodologies covering a range of criteria pertaining to strategic relevance, level of project development, project feasibility, complexity of implementation and fiscal impact. The short-listing process was conducted through desk review of projects based on available information and consultations with concerned public and private sector officials from the Member States, multilateral and bilateral development organizations and other relevant information sources. The project briefs were developed under the auspices of the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) by the World Bank through the support of the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Programme Phase II (AADCP II). Download the report...