2019 OECD Forum of SEARP: Connecting Southeast Asia

The OECD will hold the 2019 Forum of the Southeast Asia Regional Programme (SEARP): Connecting Southeast Asia on 11 March 2019 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, France. The Forum will be followed by the fifth meeting of the Steering Group of the SEARP on 12 March 2019.

 The 2019 Forum will bring together policy makers from OECD countries, Southeast Asia, international and regional organisations, as well as other stakeholders. Under the umbrella theme of Connecting Southeast Asia the Forum will address the issue of connectivity on three levels: Regional (ASEAN Connectivity), Inter-regional, and Sub-regional, taking into account the particularities of the various connectivity initiatives. Policy makers from Southeast Asia and OECD countries are invited to discuss existing connectivity initiatives on all three levels with a focus on identifying synergies, common challenges and potential areas of OECD support.


►   Draft Agenda of the Forum

►   Logistics note

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The OECD Southeast Asia Regional Forum

The OECD holds its Southeast Asia Regional Forum annually since 2014. It brings together policy-makers from Southeast Asia and OECD member countries, international and regional organisations, experts and business representatives to share experiences and explore common policy issues of selected thematic topics of each year forum.

The meeting of the Steering Group of the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme usually takes place back-to-back with the Forum alongside other regional activities on specific issues such as Business network meetings and workshops.

More information on previous editions of the Forum

2018: First Ministerial Conference: Inclusive ASEAN

2017: Opportunities and Policy Challenges of Digital Transformation in Southeast Asia

2016: Boosting Productivity and Inclusiveness in Southeast Asia

2015: Enhancing Regional Integration and Openness

2014: Regional Competitiveness for Sustained Growth