ASEAN’s Economic Development and the Role of International Cooperation: FDI for the Future: Human Capital, Innovation, and Competitiveness

*Hosted by LPEM-FEUI in Partnership with GraSSP University of Tokyo and sponsored by Toshiba International Foundation

Executive Summary

The Policy Brief is based on the TIFO 25th Anniversary Symposium in ASEAN with the title “FDI for the Future: Human Capital, Innovation, and Competitiveness”, held on Monday, November 24, 2014 initiated by LPEM FEUI in partnership with Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo.

A key message from the seminar was foreign direct investment (FDI) is an important agenda for the AEC, and several issues were flagged: (1) impediments to FDI to ASEAN countries; (2) connectivity between ASEAN countries and its external partners; (3) outward FDI.

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