Asia and Pacific


  • International Economic Forum on Asia 2017

    The forum will focus on "Enhancing regional integration and development through quality infrastructure and resilience" and will take place on 14 April 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

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  • Launch of Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries 2016

    According to new data released in the third edition of the OECD’s annual publication, "Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries 2016", the tax-to-GDP ratios in all six Asian countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Japan and Korea) are lower than the OECD average of 34.2%, especially in emerging Southeast Asian economies, where scope for increased tax mobilisation remains.

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  • Launch of the Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2017

    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.

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The OECD Development Centre provides comparative information on Asian emerging and developing economies, discusses relevant policy issues for the region and Asian countries, elaborates structural policy performance indicators as well as medium-term projection frameworks, and organises policy dialogue meetings where international and regional organisations, such as ADB, AMRO and ASEAN Secretariat are invited.

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Economic Outlook for emerging Asia


Structural Policy Challenges by Country


Indicators for Measuring Asia

Multidimensional Country Reviews
Global Value Chains Initiative
Natural resources
Analysis of current domestic and international pressures and forecasts of medium-term growth in the region.   Exploring medium-term challenges in Emerging Asian economies through structural policy country notes and cross-cutting issues, such as overcoming the middle-income trap.   New tools for comparing and understanding the performance of the Emerging Asian economies, including Revenue Statistics, narrowing development gaps indicators and measures of institutional capacity.