Technical Reports

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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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.

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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.

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