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...

ASEAN Integration Monitoring Report (2013)

Since the adoption of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint in 2007, ASEAN has undertaken various efforts to monitor its implementation. Building upon the AEC Scorecard, this inaugural ASEAN Integration Monitoring Report (AIMR) assesses the progress in four AEC-related dimensions: merchandise trade, trade facilitation, services trade and investment. It focuses on policy and market integration outcomes achieved in ASEAN Member States (AMS), as part of the first pillar of the AEC formation process. The aim is to assess progress drawing on evidence from a large range of indicators on policies and outcomes. The report then suggests priorities for future actions for implementing the AEC 2015 goals. This report has been jointly produced by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations— ASEAN Secretariat (ASEAN Integration Monitoring Office) and the World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific Region) as part of the Advisory Services program of the World Bank for ASEAN. These advisory services are being provided under the ASEAN Economic Community Monitoring and Evaluation Program (AECMEP) financed by the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program, Phase II (AADCP II) and World Bank non-lending technical assistance. Download Report Related Project:  AEC Integration Monitoring & Evaluation Capacity Building Program – Phase...

Gap Analysis on Implementation of MRA on Tourism Professionals

To successfully implement the Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals across the ASEAN Member States, it is vital that all AMS lay the foundations for such success. Across the ten AMS there is huge variance in the level of existing hard and soft infrastructure on which successful MRA implementation can be built. This Gap Analysis Draft Final Report produces an ASEAN Qualifications Equivalence Matrix laying out existing tourism professionals’ qualifications in all AMS and comparing them to ASEAN Common Competency Standards on Tourism Professionals, Common ASEAN Tourism Curriculum, and Regional Qualification Framework and Skills Recognition System. It also identifies and analyses ten significant gaps which impact the majority of AMS, provides suggestions to address and narrow those gaps, and sets out a priority order and timelines for initiatives to do so. To access the report, please contact the ASEAN Secretariat Infrastructure Division. Related Project(s): Gap Analysis on Implementation of MRA on Tourism...