Asian Economic Community Initiative Links



Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan

The mission of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation is to contribute to the welfare of humankind and the sound development of the international community, and thus to world peace, by conducting activities fostering international understanding, exchange, and cooperation, as well as efforts to promote these activities. The Foundation  undertakes surveys and research, develop human resources, invite and dispatch personnel, organize international conferences and other forums, and conducts other activities fostering international understanding, exchange, and cooperation, as well as to collect, disseminate, and propagate information in order to carry out these and other activities necessary to accomplish the its mission.

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation 
The Nippon Foundation Bldg., 4th Fl.
1-2-2, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Phone: 3-6229-5400
Fax: 3-6229-5470


Development Research Centre of the State Council of China (DRC) 

The Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) is a policy research and consulting institution directly under the State Council of the People's Republic of China. Its main function is to undertake research on the overall, comprehensive, strategic and long-term issues in the national economic and social development and provide policy suggestions and consulting advice.

Development Research Centre 
of the State Council of China (DRC)  

Chaonei Street
Beijing 100010,
Phone: 00-86-10-65235537
Fax: 00-86-10-65236660 


Research and Information System for Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries

The Research and Information System for the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (RIS) is an autonomous research institution under the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Established in 1984, RIS is India’s contribution to the fulfilment of the long-felt need of the developing world for creating a ‘Think Tank’ on global issues in the field of international economic relations and development cooperation. RIS has also been envisioned as a forum for fostering effective intellectual dialogue among developing countries.  

Research and Information System for the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries 
Zone IV-B, Fourth Floor
India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi - 100 003, India
Phone: 91-11-24682177-80   
Fax:    91-11-24682173-74


Global Security Research Centre (GSec), Keio University

G-SEC represents a new type of research platform for the development of novel approaches to crisis management in a diverse array of fields and specific situations. Data gathered by research in a broad range of fields is examined and analyzed with the aim of developing collective solutions. Often, a succession of local issues results in a chain reaction eventually leading to a major crisis that extends beyond the region of immediate concern. A primary objective of G-SEC is to identify emerging crises in their initial stages.

Keio University 
MITA Campus
2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345

Phone: +81(3) 3453-4511


Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation

The Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, a research and advisory arm affiliated to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOTEC), is an institution engaged in comprehensive social science research with a particular focus on economic and trade studies. CAITEC is a research conglomerate with a history of more than 50 years, integrating various functions including research, information analysis, training, consultancy, media, publishing and services. CAITEC was originally set up in Hong Kong in 1948 initially and named the International Economic Research Institute. In the past five decades, it has played a key role in the research field of foreign trade, economic theories and policies, as well as in consultancy and information services. CAITEC has wide and close ties with domestic and foreign academic institutions and enterprises, is staffed by 600 employees, among which the professionals make up 50 per cent and the number of commercial diplomats dispatched abroad, several dozens.

Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC)
28, Donghongxiang, Anwai, Beijing 100710, China
Phone: +86-10-64246218
Fax: +86-10-64212175


Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

KIEP, founded as an economic research institute, is an institute on the international economy and its relationship with Korea. It advises the national government on all major international economic policy issues and serves as a warehouse of information on Korean government policies pertaining to international economics. In addition, the institute carries out research projects for foreign institutes and governments on all areas of the Korean and international economies. Through its research, KIEP aims to: 1) Examine international factors that threaten economic stability and develop appropriate countermeasures; 2) Develop trade policies aimed at increasing exports and expanding import liberalization; 3) Develop reform measures to attract foreign direct investment, and refine corporate structures and expand overseas direct investment (ODI) to help Korean businesses enhance their presence in the world economy; and 4) Analyze the economic trends of major countries and regions and evaluate their implications for Korea and its bilateral economic relations.

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy 
300-4, Yomgok-Dong, Seocho-Gu, Seoul 137-747, Korea
Phone::82-2 3460 1001
Fax:82-2 3460 1199 


Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta

The Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta is an independent, non-profit organisation focusing on policy-oriented studies on domestic and international issues. It was established in 1971.

CSIS’s mission is to contribute to improved policy making through policy-oriented research, dialogue, and public debate.This is based on the belief that long-term planning and vision for Indonesia and the region must be based on an in-depth understanding of economic, political and social issues including regional and international developments. CSIS research and studies are channeled in various forms as independent input to government, universities and research institutions, civil society organizations, media, and business.In the wider Asia-Pacific region, CSIS is actively involved with regional and international networks of ‘track-two’ institutions and think-tanks that interact with intergovernmental activities. This includes hosting the Indonesian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (INCPEC) for the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), the Indonesian Member Committee for the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific (CSCAP), and the Secretariat for the ASEAN ISIS. CSIS is also a founding institute of the Council for Asia Europe Cooperation (CAEC).

Through its active participation in ‘track-two’ activities, CSIS takes part in efforts to promote regional cooperation (ASEAN, Asia Pacific) and intra-regional cooperation (ASEM).

Centre for Strategic and International Studies 
Jalan Tanah Abang III/27
Jakarta 10160
Phone: (021) 3865532-35
Fax: (021) 3809641, 3847517


Malaysian Institute of Economic Research

The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee on 30 December 1985 and began operation on 2 January 1986. MIER is an independent, private, non-profit organisation, devoted to economic, financial, and business research, that would serve as a thinktank for the government and the private sector. It was first mooted in the Prime Minister's Economic Panel and later promoted by the Council on Malaysian Invisible Trade (COMIT).

MIER is conceived as a world-class thinktank, Malaysia's centre of excellence for independent research on economic issues for the country and its links in the region. It is committed to serve the government and private sectors as well as the public at large by providing an objective and impartial understanding of socio-economic issues of national, regional and global importance.

MIER's long-term plans are deeply-rooted in two elements: (1) its dedication to economic research and training services; and (2) its perception of its role in the rapidly changing national, regional and international contexts. MIER is totally committed to sustain that dedication and to pursue that role. Plans are in place to expand MIER's outfit and outreach. By enlarging and enhancing its research capabilities and supporting infrastructure, MIER is determined to play an increasingly useful part in the economic growth and development of Malaysia.

The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research
9th Floor, Menara Dayabumi
Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
P O Box 12160
50768 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone: (603) 2272-5897, 2272-5895, 2272-0091, 2273-0334, 2272-0207
Fax: (603) 2273-0197


Institute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore

The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies is a regional centre dedicated to the study of socio-political, security and economic trends and developments in Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic and economic environment.The  aim of the Institute is to nurture a community of scholars interested in the region and to engage in research on the multi-faceted dimensions and issues of stability and security, economic development, and political, social and cultural change.The intention  is not only to stimulate research and debate within scholarly circles , but also to enhance public awareness of the region and facilitate the search for viab,mle solutions to the varied problems confronting the region.In a world increasingly dominated by the forces of globalization and regionalization, networking has become an imperative. The Institute is strategically placed to assist international, regional and local scholars and other researchers in this networking process by serving as a centre that provides a congenial and stimulating intellectual environment, encouraging the fullest interaction and exchange of ideas in an unfettered ambience. ISEAS is dedicated to long-term reflective analysis and investigations in the best traditions of scholarship. The Institute also seeks to stimulate thinking on and exploring solutions to some of the major salient issues in the region. To achieve these aims, the Institute conducts a range of research programmes; holds conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars; publishes research journals and books; and generally provides a range of research support facilities, including a large library collection

Institute of South East Asian Studies
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Pasir Panjang
Singapore - 119614
Main Tel: (65) 6778 0955  Main Fax: (65) 6778 1735


National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading university in the Asia-Pacific region. NUS is a confluence of local and global talent. The NUS mission comprises three thrusts: providing quality education; engaging in high-impact research; and promoting entrepreneurship and industry collaboration. These three intertwined and mutually reinforcing thrusts will propel NUS forward as it contributes to Singapore, the region and beyond.At NUS, knowledge is advanced by a diverse community working at the forefront of ideas, a community with passion for learning and discovery. Being a national university, we have the added roles of fostering innovation and applying knowledge to create value towards social, economic and technological developments.Through a stimulating educational and research environment, rich with opportunities to develop the individual’s abilities and interests, NUS strives to provide a balanced, quality education and encourage scholarship at the highest level. In nurturing a spirit of inquiry and self-directed learning, NUS helps individuals develop their capabilities, and realise their aspirations and full potential.

National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260
Phone: (
65) 6775 6666
Fax:  (65) 6775 7630


Wee Kim Wee Centre Singapore

The Wee Kim Wee Centre is tasked to promote deeper understanding on the impact of cultural diversity on the business environment.Originally established in November 2000 as a Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies (CCCS) under Singapore Management University's Associate Professor Kirpal Singh, the Centre was inaugurated in August 2002 and renamed to recognize the accomplishments and stature of the former President of Singapore, Dr Wee Kim Wee.

The Centre’s mission  is to promote international studies that contribute to a greater understanding of cultural diversity. The Centre’s primary focus is on activities and programmes that have a clear cross-cultural and management dimension and that impact on the economic and social development of the region.

Through the Wee Kim Wee Centre, SMU will establish links and collaborative exchanges with other regional and international institutions. It will also engage SMU students, faculty and the community in wide-ranging dialogues on cross-cultural issues through research, publications, seminars, conferences and a distinguished lecture series. In February 2003, it organized together with the Centre for Global Governance in the London School of Economics and the Commonwealth Business Council a symposium on trade policy challenges and the Doha Round. Its future plans include an international conference on talent and culture in 2004, an annual Wee Kim Wee Lecture series, the award of competitive travel grants for students, support for publications on cross-cultural management.

Wee Kim Wee Centre
Oei Tiong Ham Building
469 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259756
Phone: (65)  6822 0463
Fax:: (65)  6822 0456



National Economic Action Council, Malaysia

The National Economic Action Council, Malaysia was established as a consultative body to the cabinet in its efforts to deal with economic problems. It was aimed at preventimg the nation from going into an economic recession or affecting the real economy as a result of the decline in the value of ringgit and the fall in the share market. In this context the NEAC serves as a consultative body to the government in dealing with current and short term issues to ensure sustainable growth of the nation. 

National Economic Action Council 
Majlis Tindakan Ekonomi Negara
Level 1 & 2, Block B5
Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62502 
Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia


Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Chulalongkorn was founded as a result of the innovative wisdom of King Rama VI, and nation-wide donations made by the Thai people to create a commemorative monument for King Rama V, the beloved monarch who wished to provide equal opportunities to the Thai people. This allowed the general population to contribute to the well-being of the country. The basic goals of the university are to break new ground, search for, uphold and transmit knowledge along with ethical values to university graduates so that they are endowed with conscience and intelligence. Most significant is the knowledge that contributes to the prosperity of individuals and society at large, deriving from diverse academic disciplines which are instrumental in the conduct of livelihoods. As for ethical standards, Chulalongkorn deems it a duty to instill into its graduates self-knowledge, inquisitiveness, constructive initiatives, circumspection, sound reasoning, a sense of responsibility, far-sightedness, morals and devotion to the common good.

Chulalongkorn University, All rights reserved.
Chulalongkorn University
254 Phyathai Road, Patumwan, Bangkok Thailand. 10330
Phone : +662-215-0871-3
Fax : +662-215-4804


International Institute for Trade and Development, Bangkok

Globalization and its effects have dominated the arena of international economic relations and world news throughout the latter half of the twentieth century. Full of promise and altruism in concept, in practice it has proven to be a double-edged sword wielding both dazzling opportunities and dramatic risks, and its benefits have yet to be shared by everyone.

It is within this context that the International Institute for Trade and Development (ITD) was established. The ITD is designed to equip developing countries with the knowledge necessary for successful participation in today’s global economic environment, and ultimately aims to contribute to a more harmonious economic relationship.

Located in the heart of Bangkok on the campus of Chulalongkorn University, the Institute is a non-profit organization, conducting activities in close cooperation with the Royal Thai Government, UNCTAD and other international and regional organizations.

International Institute for Trade and Development (ITD)
Vithayabhathana Building, 8th Floor
Chulalongkorn University, Chula Soi 12
Phyathai Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Phone: (+662) 216-1894 to 216-1897
Fax:(+662) 216-1898 or 216-1899


Reitaku University Japan

Reitaku University, founded by Dr. Chikuro Hiroike, is based on his philosophy that education should provide students with knowledge together with a high level of integrity and moral character which will ultimately allow them to communicate effectively on a global scale. Since its foundation, Reitaku University has made great efforts to produce global citizens by providing students with a rich and rewarding educational experience. 

Reitaku University
Chiba-ken, 277-8686


Tamagawa University Japan

Tamagawa Gakuen was formed in 1929 as an elementary education organization. Later a secondary education division was added, and in 1947 Tamagawa University received approval for establishment as an "old system" (pre-war) university. Currently as a comprehensive campus (gakuen), we are conducting kindergarten division to graduate school level educational activities within a single campus.
The mission of Tamagawa Gakuen education is to progress toward a realization of this image of a person. Further, our mission is to produce outstanding individuals who can contribute to not only Japanese society but to the world.
Tamagawa Gakuen  strives to construct a new type of education and research environment that resolves the difficult issues remaining from the 20th Century and establishes a global perspective as the new form of education.

Tamagawa Gakuen
6-1-1 Tamagawa Gakuen
Machida, Tokyo
Japan 194-8610


Japan Centre for International Finance

The Japan Center for International Finance (JCIF) is a research institution specializing in international finance, founded in March 1983 through contributions by leading Japanese private financial institutions in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance.  JCIF is active in gathering an extensive range of information on the economic, social, and political conditions of the nations of the world, to produce comprehensive reports and forecasts on the economic outlook for these nations.  The Center makes extensive efforts to share and disseminate the fruits of its research, in the ongoing quest to contribute to the sound development of the Japanese economy and the field of international finance. Primarily, JCIF provides research reports to its members through the Internet.  In the interests of augmenting and supporting these Internet services, JCIF also publishes various types of research reports, organizes lecture sessions on international finance topics, and engages in other wide-ranging public relations efforts.  In addition to research analysis based on local information gathered through overseas surveys, information and opinion exchanges with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), international institutions, research institutions both in Japan and abroad, national governments, and central banks, are used to enhance the Center's investigations and analysis. JCIF is composed of a staff of approximately 70 researchers, the majority of which are on loan from financial institutions and other sources.  

Japan Center for International Finance
8F Koami-Cho Yasuda Bldg 
9-9 Koami-Cho, 
Nihombashi,Chuo-Ku,Tokyo 103-0016,Japan 



Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organisation to help professionalise the country's foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analyzing and disseminating data, and conducting research. The Institute visualizes its future role as: a catalyst for new ideas, concepts and skills for the internationalisation of the Indian economy, the primary provider of training and research-based consultancy in the areas of international business, both for the corporate sector, government and the students community and an institution with proven capability to continuously upgrade its knowledge base with a view to servicing the requirements of Government, trade & industry through both sponsored and non-sponsored research and consultancy assignments.

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade 
IIFT BHAWAN, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi
Phone:91-11-26965124, 26965051 
Fax: 91-11-26853956


Asian Development Bank

ADB is a multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1966, ADB is now owned by 63 members, mostly from the region.

Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550
Phone: + 632 632 4444
Fax: + 632 636 2444
Email: information@