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 was launched at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting. The Programme aims to support domestic priorities, policy reforms and regional integration efforts in Southeast Asia.

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.


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Launch of the new Joint Work Programme with Indonesia

The new OECD - Indonesia Joint Work Programme was launched on the margins of the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group in Bali on 10 October 2018. The launch event included the release of the 2018 OECD Economic Survey of Indonesia the 2018 OECD Studies on SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Indonesia, and the renewal of the MOU with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

SEA Regional Programme activities

Active with Southeast Asia 2017

Economic Outlook for SEA, China and India