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.
Project Officer: Goswami, Arjun
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.
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