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.

Today, Indonesia is a Key Partner of the Organisation and Thailand is soon to have a specific OECD Country Programme. Other countries in the region benefit from different forms of engagement with the Organisation.

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

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Southeast Asia Forum 2017

Opportunities & Policy Challenges of Digital Transformation in Southeast Asia

The 2017 OECD Southeast Asia Forum took place on 24 August in Bangkok, Thailand. Bringing together policy makers from Southeast Asia and OECD countries, international and regional organisations, and business representatives, it discussed ways the region can further harness the benefits of digital transformation for a more inclusive and effective growth.

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Active with Southeast Asia 2017

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