ASEAN Policy Network

Amid increasing demand for knowledge from developing member countries (DMCs) in Southeast Asia, ADB's ASEAN Policy Network facilitates knowledge sharing and collaboration within and between its operational and central knowledge departments and seeks to build relationships with academes, think tanks, research institutions, and other partners.


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Supporting Knowledge Sharing

The ASEAN Policy Network is an initiative of ADB's Southeast Asia Department (SERD). The network consists of economists from SERD as well as staff from other ADB knowledge departments.

Members work together to produce knowledge products to help governments in the region come up with policies to support economic growth and address pressing development challenges.

The network also hosts and co-hosts webinars.

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LEAP features topics to strengthen the economic and policy analysis skills of SERD staff in preparing research and project documents. It aims to encourage participants to discuss the latest developments in the region and share country experiences and perspectives.

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SPOT features conversations on new ideas and development beyond office walls. It aims to inspire people to explore issues outside their normal area of work. It encourages active interaction and debate among the participants with their varied perspectives and approaches.


Fintech and COVID-19: Impacts, Challenges, and Policy Priorities for Asia

This book examines the role of the COVID-19 pandemic as a catalyst for the accelerated adoption, use, and trust of digital technology in the financial sector, and the impact of fintech firms in supporting households and businesses during the pandemic.

Supporting Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia

This report proposes reforms in five key sectors to support the region's COVID-19 economic recovery and drive sustainable, broad-based growth.

Southeast Asia Rising from the Pandemic

This publication examines how eight Southeast Asian countries dealt with the pandemic.


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Accelerating EV adoption is expected to help decarbonize the transport sector as well as attract investments.

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Advancing a sustainable blue economy entails developing a globally recognized taxonomy, attracting much-needed private capital into blue projects, and generating a healthy project pipeline.

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With economic revival as the central agenda of governments in the wake of the pandemic, participation in global and regional value chains has never been more important as it fosters efficiency and competitiveness.

Past Event

Promoting a Knowledge- and Technology-Driven Southeast Asia

This webinar examined how knowledge and technology can help governments deliver more effective and efficient services in health care, social welfare and protection, and education. It also featured findings from a new ADB study on big data.