Technical Reports

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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ASEAN Services Integration Report (ASIR)

Officially released on 5 November 2015, the ASEAN Services Integration Report (ASIR) is a Joint Report by the ASEAN Secretariat and the World Bank aimed at contributing to the on-going discourse on ASEAN services integration and more broadly on regional economic integration. It is one of the key deliverables of the ASEAN Community Monitoring and Evaluation Program (AECMEP), a four-year collaborative program between the ASEAN Secretariat and the World Bank that concludes in 2015, and which was supported by the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program Phase II.

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Infrastructure Investment Report

This report details the status of intra-ASEAN infrastructure, with a special emphasis on the initiatives outlined in the Master Plan for ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC), and highlights the potential role the private sector might have in helping ASEAN to meet its infrastructure requirements.

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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

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