2018 Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2018

Fostering Growth through Digitalisation

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The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India is a bi-annual publication on regional economic growth, development and regional integration in Emerging Asia. It focuses on the economic conditions of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. It also addresses relevant economic issues in China and India to fully reflect economic developments in the region. Each edition of the Outlook comprises four main parts, each highlighting a particular dimension of recent economic developments in the region. The first part presents the regional economic monitor, depicting the economic outlook and macroeconomic challenges in the region. The second part takes stock of recent progress made in key aspects of regional integration. The third part consists of a special thematic chapter addressing a major issue facing the region. The 2018 edition focuses on fostering growth through digitalisation. And the fourth part includes structural policy country notes offering country-specific reviews and recommendations.



Structural policy country notes

OECD Development Centre

Domestic structural reform is necessary in improving prospects for inclusive and sustainable growth in Emerging Asia. These structural policy country notes highlight some of the key areas for reform in each of the ASEAN member countries, China and India. Policy areas covered include skills and education, FDI, infrastructure and connectivity, green finance, trade, SOEs, land use, and innovation. The contexts of these policy challenges are discussed, in order to appropriately frame recommendations for achieving countries’ development goals. The experiences of OECD member countries are shared where relevant, as potential examples for policy makers in Emerging Asia. Updates are also provided on recent developments in policy areas covered by previous editions of the Outlook.



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