Regional Integration in the Asia Pacific

Issues and Prospects

image of Regional Integration in the Asia Pacific

This report, published by the OECD's International Futures Programme in co-operation with the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre in Australia, aims to stimulate informed debate about the main integration issues facing the Asia-Pacific region in the decades ahead.  It examines such issues as how the region compares to other regions of the world in terms of economic and political integration; regional co-operation on trade, investment and environment; and security and transportation concerns.  The book concludes with Mike Moore's "Reflections on Asia Pacific Integration".




The Way Forward

Since the 1990s, the East Asian region has gone through some turbulent times, starting with the 1997/98 Asian financial crisis, the global economic slowdown, and more recently the SARS epidemic. These problems have had severe economic consequences on the East Asian economies, particularly the Southeast Asian countries that had recorded impressive growth rates in the early and mid-1990s. There is no more talk of Tigers.


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