Technical Reports

Development of Public Awareness Models for Consumer Protection: Models and Guidelines

Public awareness campaigns are an important tool for consumer protection agencies to advance their policy goals. The aim of developing public awareness models for consumer protection in ASEAN is to offer a generic approach that can be adapted and applied by agencies in ASEAN Member States (AMS) to a range of environments and circumstances. This report describes three models and provide guidance for AMS in utilising the models for their consumer education strategy.

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Roadmap to Enhance Mobility of ASEAN Professionals on Surveying Services

This road map supports implementation of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) for Surveying, which requires appropriate education, professional competencies and institutions. This contains detailed activities and outcomes to better understand, document and enhance the education, professional competencies and institutions to ensure a robust and strong surveying profession that will meet the needs of all ASEAN member states for surveying services into the future.

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Six Modules on Strengthening Technical Competency on Consumer Protection in ASEAN

These modules aim to enhance AMS with effective capacities to adopt and implement consumer protection laws at the national level. They serve as resource materials for training, focusing on technical requirements provisionally involving consumer concerns and demands in 6 core areas: (a) Product safety and labelling; (b) Phone and internet services, and e-commerce; (c) Consumer credit and banking; (d) Environment; (e) Healthcare services; and (f) Professional services.

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Aligning GAPs in the Philippines and Vietnam

The ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program Phase II (AADCP II) is providing on-going support for the development and implementation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in the ASEAN region. This report will capture some of the achievements and lessons learned from the experience of aligning ASEAN Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) with national GAP in the Philippines and Vietnam. Research for this report was undertaken during visits to the Philippines (February 16-17, 2015) and Vietnam (March 5-7, 2015)

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ASEAN Investment Report 2015 – Infrastructure Investment and Connectivity

This 2015 ASEAN Investment Report focuses on infrastructure investment and connectivity – both critical in supporting ASEAN’s economic growth as they improve logistical efficiency, reduce transaction costs and support greater flow of trade and investment. Highlighting the important role of the private sector in helping governments to bridge the infrastructure gap in ASEAN and the linkages of various players across the infrastructure value chain, this Annual Report continues to provide useful updates on the latest developments in the ASEAN investment landscape.

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Handbook on Liberalisation of Professional Services through Mutual Recognition in ASEAN: Engineering, Surveying, Accountancy and Architecture Services

The Handbooks are an important tool to disseminate information and create greater understanding of the liberalisation of the trade in the four areas of services within ASEAN. Through the Handbooks, ASEAN professionals will be able to obtain information on how to qualify and practice as per their professional qualifications, either as an employee, through collaborations or through the setting-up of commercial presence, in all ASEAN Member States (AMS).

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Development Prospects of the ASEAN Power Sector: Towards an Integrated Electricity Market

This report is a joint ASEAN, IEA and AADCP II publication, aimed to provide guidance to policy makers in response to the demands for establishing and strengthening the necessary institutions and frameworks for an integrated electricity systems. This report was presented and launched during the ASEAN-International Energy Agency (IEA) meeting in Kuala Lumpur, September 2015.

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