Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India
Volume 2021 Issue 1
The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India is a regular publication
on regional economic growth, development and regional integration in Emerging Asia.
It focuses on the economic conditions of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar,
the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. It also addresses relevant economic
issues in China and India to fully reflect economic developments in the region. The
Outlook comprises two main parts, each highlighting a particular dimension of recent
economic developments in the region. The first part presents the regional economic
monitor, depicting the economic outlook and macroeconomic challenges in the region.
The second part consists of a special thematic chapter addressing a major issue facing
the region. The 2021 edition of the Outlook addresses reallocation of resources to
digitalisation in response to COVID-19, with special focuses on health, education
and Industry 4.0. During the COVID-19 crisis, digitalisation has proved critical to
ensuring the continuity of essential services. The use of e-commerce, digital health
tools and on-line education all accelerated sharply during the pandemic in Emerging
Asia. However, there is still a lot of work to be done, for the region to be able
to get the full benefits of digitalisation.
Published on February 04, 2021
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