Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and How It Can Transform the Economies in the Region

Date and time
01 December 2020
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Manila Time

The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and five regional partners—Australia, Japan, New Zealand, PRC, and Republic of Korea—signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on 15 November 2020. RCEP is seen as the biggest free trade agreement in history and could have strong influence on the future economic developments of the region.

This webinar explored how RCEP can transform ASEAN economies.  

The webinar was organized by the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Southeast Asia Department (SERD). The SERD Policy Talk (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 and encourages active interaction and debate among the participants with their varied perspectives and approaches.


  • Jayant Menon, Visiting Senior Fellow, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute 
  • Cường Minh Nguyễn, Principal Country Economist, Việt Nam Resident Mission
  • Moderator: Thiam Hee Ng, Principal Economist, ADB