Will developing Asia manage to invest in skills, technologies, and the private sector to move beyond low-cost manufacturing and ensure that economic growth remains strong? Join the live online chat with ADB's Ramesh Subramaniam and Thiam Hee Ng on Monday, 13 May 2013, 06:00–07:00 GMT (14:00—15:00 Manila/Hong Kong/Singapore time). Learn more.
The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has geared its integration efforts towards creating the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 under the following four pillars: 1. Single Market and Production Base; 2. Competitive Economic Environment; 3. Equitable Economic Development; and 4. Full Integration into the Global Economy. See how it has fared.
AIEN is a great place to do research! We accept two batches of Research Associates each year—in January and July. The online application opens one month before the deadlines. We announce the opening in our monthly newsletter (subscribe here). You can find more information on the Research Associates program here.
ADB and UNESCAP are pleased to announce the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum (APTFF) to be held in Beijing on 10-11 September. This year's forum will feature four thematic sessions: (i) International trade logistics performance for inclusive development; (ii) Trade and supply chain financing; (iii) Integrated supply chains using paperless trade; and (iv) National single window for supply chain connectivity. Interested authors are invited to contribute papers to the thematic sessions.