Regional Report on Outsourcing Opportunities in ASEAN

Increased FDI flows can be achieved through a number of different approaches. One such approach is outsourcing: the contracting out by a firm of certain business functions, previously undertaken in-house, to an external provider. AADCP II supports efforts to increase outsourcing activities within ASEAN Member States. Through the Outsourcing Opportunities in ASEAN project, a comprehensive analytical study on manufacturing outsourcing opportunities in ASEAN had been undertaken, with the aim to enhance understanding of outsourcing in general and outsourcing opportunities in ASEAN production networks. As a result, a Regional Report has been produced, highlighting the strategic and tactical positioning of ASEAN to be more competitive in outsourcing industries. The report includes strategic analysis and vision for ASEAN through understanding and measuring “outsourcing” as an economic activity and its impact on economies and the concept of “competitiveness”, an assessment of the current outsourcing situation in ASEAN particularly relative competitiveness in relation to the cross-border outsourcing of goods and services, and identification of factors that affect an outsourcing decision and influence the success of outsourcing activities. It contains practical policy recommendations at both regional and national levels. This will lay a platform and provide some guidance for the post-2015 economic policies of ASEAN Member States (AMS). In addition, Country Reports has been produced outlining the current outsourcing situation and Global Value Chain (GVC), and policy recommendations for 10 individual ASEAN Member States. Please contact the ASEAN Secretariat Services and Investment divisions to access these...

ASEAN Community Progress Monitoring System 2012: measuring progress towards the ASEAN Economic Community and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community

Over the years, monitoring mechanisms have been developed to track ASEAN’s progress in the implementation of the ASEAN Communities. The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Scorecard monitors compliance against the AEC Blueprint. A similar Scorecard has been developed to monitor progress in the implementation of the ASEAN Social-Cultural Community (ASCC) Blueprint. Reports have also been prepared on the progress made by ASEAN in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The ASEAN Community Progress Monitoring System (ACPMS) complements these set of monitoring mechanisms. The ASEAN Brief 2012: Progress Towards the ASEAN Community contains 18 indicators that assess the extent of ASEAN integration, focusing on the AEC and ASCC. It is a preview of the full report, which contains more sets of indicators and in-depth analysis on a per-country basis. Download Report: The ASEAN Brief 2012 The 2012 ASEAN Community Progress Monitoring System Full Report is a statistical report which contains outcome indicators of progress towards the envisaged characteristics of the ASEAN Economic Community and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community pillars of the ASEAN Community. Download Report: ASEAN Community Progress Monitoring System 2012 Related Project: Enhancing the ASEAN Community Progress Monitoring...

ASEAN Economic Community Symposium, Yangon, 13 October 2014

The impending launch of the ASEAN Economic Community by end 2015 has generated a lot of attention and interest from the private sector on what exactly constitutes the AEC and the impact on business. The Symposium was organised with the aim of creating awareness of the AEC and to foster better understanding among the private sector especially the SMEs of the opportunities created by ASEAN integration. The Symposium covered three sessions: (i) AEC and the Business Sector; (ii) ASEAN Integration-Impact on Regional Supply Chains; and (iii) the SME Policy Environment. This symposium is the second of a third-series of symposiums organized in the run up to the establishment of the AEC by 2015. Downloads Programme Presentations Photos Videos Related Project: Facilitating Regional Dialogue in...

First ASEAN Economic Community Symposium, Jakarta, 19 September 2012

Since the AEC goal was first announced by the ASEAN Leaders in 2003, countries in the region have been implementing measures to create a single market and competitive region. Measures to underpin the AEC in such areas as ASEAN single window, single aviation market, integrated investment area, and integration of financial markets have so far increased the attractiveness of ASEAN. This symposium discusses drivers, challenges and opportunities to ensure timely implementation of the AEC. This symposium is the first of a third-series of symposiums organized in the run up to the establishment of the AEC by 2015. Downloads Proceedings Presentations Photos Videos Related Project: Facilitating Regional Dialogue in...

About ASEAN Connectivity

The ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC), which outlines plans of action for increasing physical, institutional and people-to-people connectivity in the region, was adopted by the ASEAN Leaders in 2010. To ensure synergistic implementation of the MPAC by various related ASEAN Sectoral Bodies and Working Groups, related divisions in the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) and relevant line ministries in the ASEAN Member States (AMS), it is important to foster a common understanding about ASEAN Connectivity. The following infographics and videos provide various audience with unified, consistent messaging about the ASEAN Connectivity. Downloads Understanding ASEAN Connectivity The Vision of ASEAN Connectivity Institutional Connectivity Physical Connectivity People-to-people Connectivity View: ASEAN Connectivity Video Series Related Project: Strengthening Communication on ASEAN...