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.

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Upcoming events (2020):

 Date  Location   Event
29 September  Virtual meeting

3rd ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit

1 October Webinar OECD-Indonesia Webinar on Tax Challenges and Reforms to Finance the Covid-19 Recovery and Beyond
5 October Virtual meeting 6th Meeting of the ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practices Network (GRPN): Better Regulation for Post Covid-19 Recovery [Session 2: Leveraging digital tools for more agile regulatory policymaking]
6 October Webinar Thematic Webinars of the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme (SEARP)
7 October Virtual meeting 6th Steering Group Meeting of the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme (SEARP)
October (TBC) Virtual meeting 14th Meeting of the Regional Policy Network on SMEs
November(TBC) Virtual meeting 6th Meeting of the ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practices Network (GRPN): Better Regulation for Post Covid-19 Recovery [Session 3: Reforming regulatory systems to prepare for the future crises]
November Virtual meeting Webinar: Strengthening Business Integrity in Southeast Asia during the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond
November Webinar Webinar on Resilience, Procurement and Infrastructure


Highlighted past events (2018-2020):

 Date   Location   Event
16 September Bangkok, Thailand and Virtual meeting Launch of the OECD Competition Assessment Reports on Thailand
11 August Virtual meeting 6th Meeting of the ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practices Network (GRPN): Better Regulation for Post Covid-19 Recovery [Session 1: Reducing burdens to supporting better regulatory outcomes]
22 June Webinar Webiner: SMEs and Entrepreneurship Policy in Viet Nam

19 June

Webinar Webinar:  Rethinking Investment Promotion in the Time of Covid-19: the Case of OECD Countries

17 June

Webinar  The COVID-19 Recession: The World and the OECD Key Partners OECD-Indonesia Webinar [statement / watch on Youtube]

16 June

Virtual Meeting 13th Meeting of the Regional Policy Network on SMEs
14 May Virtual Meeting Tax policy and tax administration responses to Covid-19 in Asia and the Pacific
23 January Bangkok, Thailand Workshop on Small-Medium Scale Biorefinery Industry Feasibility Study in Thailand
3-6 December Hanoi, Viet Nam 10th Asia Pacific Anti-Corruption Initiative Regional Conference on Preventing and Combating Corruption in Infrastructure Projects
28 November Phnom Phenh, Cambodia 12th Meeting of the Regional Policy Network on SMEs
7-8 November Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Investment Policy Workshops for ASEAN Policymakers
6 November Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ASEAN Forum on Investment Policy Reviews
5-6 November Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Workshop on ASEAN SMEs' access to alternative sources of finance
2 November Bangkok, Thailand Launch of the Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2020: Rethinking Education at a Digital Era
2-3 November Bangkok, Thailand ASEAN Business and Investment Summit
30 September Paris, France 2nd Outlook Consultation Group Meeting (OCG) on the 2020 edition of the Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India
23 September Paris, France Inter-Sessional Steering Group Meeting of the Southeast Asia Regional Programme
18 September Jakarta, Indonesia Policy Dialogue on Business Data Statistics
9-10 September Manila, Philippines Launch of the Government at a Glance Southeast Asia 2019
5 September Bangkok, Thailand Launch of the Southeast Asia Going Digital: Connecting SMEs
24 July Putrajaya, Malaysia Launch of the OECD Economic Surveys: Malaysia 2019
1-4 July Chiang Mai, Thailand 5th ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network meeting and related events
25 April Nha Trang, Viet Nam 11th Meeting of the Regional Policy Network on SMEs
13 March Paris, France SEARP's Special Session of the Sustainable Infrastructure Regional Policy Network: Enhancing Freign Connectivity in Southeast Asia
11-12 March Paris, France Forum of the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme and the fifth Steering Group Meeting of SEARP
8 March Paris, France Launch of the SIGI Global Report
12 February Bangkok, Thailand Launch of the Multimensional Country Review of Thailand: Volume II
29-30 November Bangkok, Thailand Regional Conference on Raising Learning Outcomes in Southeast Asia, Insights from PISA
20-22 November Vientiane, Lao PDR Meeting of the OECD’s Regional Network on Education and Skills /Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA) initiative
11-15 November Singapore Launch of the 2019 OECD Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India
10 October Bali, Indonesia Launch of the 2018 Economic Survey of Indonesia and of the new Joint Work Programme with Indonesia for 2019-2021
9-10 October Kuala, Lumpur 4th meeting of the ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network
1 September  Singapore Launch of the 2018 OECD ASEAN SME Policy Index
27-28 June Jakarta, Indonesia OECD-ERIA-ASEAN Regional Conference on Agro-food Value Chains in ASEAN
31 May Paris, France Launch of OECD-Thailand Country Programme 
25-26 April Tokyo, Japan 2018 Roundtable on Insurance and Retirement Saving in Asia
9 April Bangkok, Thailand Launch of OECD Multidimensional Country Review of Thailand: Initial Assessment
2-6 April Luang Prabang, Lao PDR 9th Meeting of the Regional Policy Network on SMEs
28 March Yangon, Myanmar 5th meeting of OECD Southeast Asia Corporate Governance Initiative and 1st Meeting of the OECD-Myanmar Corporate Governance Reform Programme
8-9 March Tokyo, Japan First OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme's Ministerial Conference