Facilitating Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Foreign Direct Investment Flows: An ASEAN+6 Case Stu (ADB-50315-001)

  • East Asia and Pacific
  • South Asia
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 8, 2016
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.75 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 21, 2016

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Project Description

According to ADB Technical Assistance Report, this TA will:
1. Assess the likely impact of investment and other FDI-related provisions in the draft RCEP agreement for enhanced FDI flows in ASEAN+6
2. Identify barriers to enhanced SMEs’ FDI flows between ASEAN+6 countries
3. Propose policy reforms, capacity development programs, and private sector transactional support to translate likely RCEP provisions and the potential internationalization of SMEs into enhanced FDI flows in the ASEAN+6 countries, particularly SME-driven FDI for agriculture, manufacturing, and services.

The impact will be enhanced economic linkages between East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. The outcome will be the promotion of inter-subregional FDI flows, especially by SMEs.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Project Officer: Goswami, Arjun
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB
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