The rapidly developing Southeast Asia region is confronted with significant labour market challenges. This initiative aims to address the issues of employment and skills, especially through an interaction platform for members.
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The main objectives of this evaluation is to provide an overall independent and accountable assessment of the EC cooperation relations with Thailand , to identify lessons learnt from past cooperation and to assist the implementation of the present strategy and preparation of future strategies.
Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 looks at social trends and policy developments in Asia-Pacific countries, using indicators similar to those in OECD’s recently published Society at a Glance 2009 (focused on OECD economies).
Society at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across Asia-Pacific economies.
The Aid for Trade at a Glance 2009: Maintaining Momentum report presents the results of the second monitoring exercise of the Aid for Trade Initiative and documents its success so far.
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Government officials from ASEAN countries and investment experts gathered to discuss on various efforts to create a more attractive investment climate in Southeast Asia at the Forum. OECD’s investment instruments and peer review methods were presented and well received by participants as they can help advance their own agenda of investment policy reforms. The Forum took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 27-28 April 2009.
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Surin Pitsuwan, ASEAN Secretary General
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Mario Amano, OECD Deputy Secretary General
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Panit Vikitsreth, Thailand Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
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Vietnam’s policy in attracting FDI: Tai Nguyen Dinh, Director, Central Institute for Economic Management, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam