This technical assistance (TA) aims to foster greater research collaboration and knowledge sharing between Asia and the Pacific and Latin America on policy issues integral to the regions' growth and development. The areas of research focus will be (i) enhancing trade and investment links, (ii) strengthening regional cooperation for financial stability and building financial safety nets, and (iii) better managing regional public goods. This cooperation will cover trade and investment policies, financial integration and stability, and the promotion and better management of regional public goods for inclusive and sustainable growth in DMCs in Asia and the Pacific and Latin America.
Outputs include: (1) 3 thematic policy reports on concrete policy recommendations to Asian DMCs and APEC policy makers, based on (i) FDI comparative studies; (ii) challenges and opportunities from financial integration, including financial connectivity and vulnerabilities; and (iii) managing regional public goods prepared; (2) At least 3 knowledge sharing workshops conducted, covering each of the 3 thematic policy reports to support regional policy forums, such as APEC events, and to discuss policy implications of the papers with policy makers; and (3) Database on bilateral investment treaties and FTA investments developed, and information on Asia's trade agreements shared through the RTA Exchange.
This TA aims to support research collaboration and knowledge sharing between ADB and IADB on a series of comparative studies to extract the lessons and experiences from each region and draw policy implications useful for both regions.
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