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Shaping Policy Reform and Peer Review in Southeast Asia

Integrating Economies Amid Diversity

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The Southeast Asian region has experienced remarkable economic dynamism in the past few decades. An interesting feature of recent developments in the region, is that in spite of its diversity, several initiatives have been launched towards integration.

The peer review mechanism has been a tried and tested instrument for OECD member states to work together successfully over the past decades. This tool could benefit the Southeast Asian region as it helps identify good practices, establish standards and principles and ultimately improve the performance of participating economies. This publication presents the proceedings of a conference in which  the possible application of peer reviews to address regional and domestic challenges in Southeast Asia were discussed.

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Peer Review, Peer Support and Peer Pressure

The European Union Experience

Peer review, peer support and peer pressure are key elements of European Union (EU) governance. As Niels Thygesen states in Chapter 6, “peer review is omnipresent in the EU, but still very difficult to define.” This difficulty derives from the fact that in the European Union, peer review (as well as peer support and peer pressure) is part of a much wider governance framework and rarely appears as an activity per se. But there is no doubt that peer activities have played and play a very important role in the spreading of best practices among the member States of the Union and in crafting effective policies at national and community level.

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