COVID-19 crisis regional analysis

The OECD and Southeast Asia

For over 25 years, the OECD and Southeast Asia have developed an enduring and mutually beneficial relationship. They have been working closely to facilitate policy dialogue, the dissemination of good practices and mutual learning in areas such as investment, education, inclusiveness, sustainable infrastructures, good governance, access to market and fiscal policy.

In 2007, OECD Ministers identified Southeast Asia as a region of strategic priority for the Organisation. In 2014, the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme (SEARP) was launched at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting. The Programme aims to support domestic priorities, policy reforms and regional integration efforts in Southeast Asia.

In 2018, SEARP held its first Ministerial Regional Forum and the Fourth Steering Group Meeting on 8-9 March, in Tokyo, Japan. Under this occassion, Japan and Indonesia handed over their Co-Chairmanship to Korea and Thailand. The next Forum of the SEARP is scheduled to take place on 11-13 March 2019, in Paris, France.

Today, Indonesia is a Key Partner of the Organisation and the Thailand Country Programme was signed on 31 May 2018 by Thailand’s Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Kobsak Pootrakool and the OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría during the 2018 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris. Other countries in the region benefit from different forms of engagement with the Organisation.

Cities and COVID-19: Indonesia’s Response

 Calendar icon blue 17 December 8:30 CET / 14:30 WIB 

As part of the OECD-Indonesia Joint Work Programme 2019-21 Covid-19 Response Webinar Series, the OECD and the Government of Indonesia will host a joint Webinar on COVID-19 and Cities – Indonesia’s Response.

This third event of the series aims to bring together international, national and subnational policy-makers to discuss how public policy can help overcome the Covid-19 crisis and build more inclusive, greener and smart Indonesian cities. The meeting will provide a platform for Indonesian policy-makers and experts to exchange views on long-term city recovery strategies. 

SEA Regional Programme activities

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OECD ASEAN SME Policy Index 2018