07 Sept 2017 – The ASEAN Secretariat in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) has released a new publication titled Global Megatrends: Implications for the ASEAN Economic Community. The publication aims to further increase awareness of key issues and drivers of global megatrends, and draw out their relevance and implications for the ASEAN integration agenda.
The transformative changes brought about by global megatrends do not happen overnight, but are rapid enough to warrant prompt anticipation and action. In this new phase of economic integration
amidst a growing body of literature addressing global megatrends, this publication provides specific references to the ASEAN context. While the megatrends discussed in the publication are not exhaustive, efforts are made to ensure that they reflect the broad spectrum of issues that the AEC needs to take into consideration. The publication is positioned to contribute to conversations and dialogues among ASEAN policymakers, the broader AEC stakeholders, and a wider audience of readers in the ASEAN region and beyond. This publication is in line with the recognition that the AEC faces a changing world, partly driven by global megatrends and therefore must be responsive in its policy process.
The publication is supported by the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program (AADCP) Phase II.
Download Global Megatrends: Implications for the ASEAN Economic Community here.