The Roadmap for the ASEAN Community (2009-2015) comprised blueprints to guide the timely implementation of ASEAN’s regional integration agenda. Different mechanisms were utilised to monitor the progress of these integration efforts, including the Community Scorecards and other sector-specific monitoring and surveillance tools. The ASEAN Community Progress Monitoring System (ACPMS) is intended to complement the other monitoring tools in tracking the progress of the ASEAN Community building efforts. As the ACPMS covers broad areas of economic, socio-cultural, and the Millennium Development Goals, the enhanced framework and descriptive indicators of the measured outcomes on the envisaged characteristics of ASEAN Economic Community and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community pillars were presented.
The two (2) previous editions of the ACPMS have been well received and this prompted the ASEAN Community Statistical System (ACSS) Committee to commit its support for its regular publication. As such, it is necessary to address the bottlenecks that affect its compilation, particularly those at the national level. It would also be worthwhile to consider how the ACPMS can be further enhanced especially in the context of the ASEAN Community 2025 vision and agenda, which will be launched at the 27th ASEAN Summit in November 2015.
This project intends to establish mechanisms to enhance data collection, compilation and dissemination of the ACPMS, as well as a utilization strategy to generate awareness of the ACPMS and advocate its use to a wider audience. These actions are expected to address the previous issues and challenges experienced in the publication of the ACPMS 2012 and design developmental works to ensure the sustainability of the ACPMS national data collection and to promote its purpose as another effective monitoring mechanism in the ASEAN.
As a result of this project, the ASEAN Community Progress Monitoring System 2017 was launched during the ASEAN 50th Anniversary Celebration on 8 August 2017. A series of infographics based on this publication was published in 2018.