National Center for APEC

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2014 PUBLICATIONS

The Impact of Health on Worker Attendance and Productivity in the APEC Region

 

 

Policy Considerations for Energy Trade and Investment in APEC

This paper was written in response to a request from APEC Energy Ministers to identify significant barriers to APEC energy trade and investment and help member economies improve their capacity in removing these barriers. The paper provides an assessment of  the APEC energy sector and includes strategies to attract the $7 trillion in energy investment that APEC economies will need by 2035.

Asia-Pacific Mining Sector Study

 

Asia-Pacific Mining Sector Study

In 2014, the APEC Business Advisory Council commissioned a study for policymakers seeking to understand how the mining sector contributes to the regional economy. The report outlines the status of the mining industry in the region and provides in-depth information on the mining industry’s impact and potential growth in each APEC economy. The study also contains case studies and recommendations that highlight the positive steps that governments can take to encourage investment and best practices that promote positive outcomes for investors, communities, and economies.

The Impact of Health on Worker Attendance and Productivity in the APEC Region

 

 

The Impact of Health on Worker Attendance and Productivity in the APEC Region

This study assembles empirical evidence for six APEC economies on the impact of health on worker attendance and productivity. The study also reviews the prevalence and expected incidences of key NCDs in these economies. Finally, the study provides a preliminary analysis of the potential impact of NCDs on worker attendance and productivity to help guide future policy.

2013 PUBLICATIONS

Attracting and Harnessing Infrastructure FDI to Secure Lasting Economic Growth

 

 

 

Attracting and Harnessing Infrastructure FDI to Secure Lasting Economic Growth

The National Center for APEC collaborated with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) to develop a report entitled "Attracting and Harnessing Infrastructure FDI to Secure Lasting Economic Growth." The report highlights how government agencies and policy needs should better coordinate, in collaboration with the private sector, to facilitate successful FDI in infrastructure.

Containing contributions from experts throughout the region, the publication covers several critical aspects of policy, including steps needed to attract FDI, the importance of developing robust PPP mechanisms, and how economies can prepare for future trends in infrastructure development. The report was also designed to support and reinforce ABAC's "Enablers of Infrastructure Investment Checklist," which is included as an annex.

ABAC Enablers of Infrastructure Investment Checklist

 

ABAC Enablers of Infrastructure Investment Checklist

The Checklist is designed to serve as a tool for officials to self-assess the extent to which their economies attract and facilitate FDI in infrastructure.

Economic Empowerment and Inclusion of Women in APEC Economies

 

Economic Empowerment and Inclusion of Women in APEC Economies

The National Center for APEC worked closely with ABAC to develop a report underscoring the importance of women's economic empowerment in APEC’s inclusive growth agenda.

Health in APEC: Creating Economic Prospericity through Health Care Investments

 

Health in APEC: Creating Economic Prosperity Through Strategic Health Care Investments and Enabling Environments for Business

The National Center for APEC worked closely with health policy stakeholders to develop a report highlighting the positive outcomes created by investment in health systems and business-friendly regulatory environments. The report provides details on the ways that APEC is enabling deep, substantial partnerships between the business community, academia, and public sector to address healthcare challenges and promote trade, investment, and economic growth in the region.

Leveraging Innovative Solutions to Create Economic Dividents: Case Studies from the Asia-Pacific

 

Leveraging Innovative Solutions to Create Economic Dividends: Case Studies from the Asia-Pacific

The National Center for APEC partnered with TRPC, a consultancy based in Singapore, to develop a report that profiles how companies and organizations in the region are leveraging new technology and innovative solutions to generate economic dividends.

Enhancing Value Chains: An Agenda for APEC

 

Enhancing Value Chains: An Agenda for APEC

The National Center for APEC was involved in the development of a report published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on global value chains. This report, developed with input from regional and topical experts, posits that developing a common, high-standard policy approach to value chains could unite integration efforts and bring substantial economic benefits to the region. The report offers eight recommendations for a broad-based APEC initiative that builds on existing work in the region related to supply-chains and connectivity.

2012 PUBLICATIONS

Strategic Framework for Financial Services

 

Strategic Framework for Financial Services

Finance is the lifeblood of the economic system, and robust regional financial architecture is critically important in supporting sustainable, long-term growth in the APEC region. Maintaining a strong growth path over the next few decades will create many new challenges for APEC's financial sector. This publication aims to address these challenges to strengthen the region's financial infrastructure and promote financial development and regional integration.

Strategic Framework for Regulatory Coherence

 

Strategic Framework for Regulatory Coherence in APEC: An Impact Assessment of the Dairy, Electronics, and Off-Highway Vehicle Industries

The National Center for APEC collaborated with the APEC Business Advisory Council to develop a report assessing the effects of regulatory coherence in three sectors: emissions regulations for the off-highway vehicle industry, the dairy industry, and the electronics industry.

2011 PUBLICATIONS

Strategic Framework for Energy Security

 

Strategic Framework for Energy Security in APEC: An Update

With support from the APEC Business Advisory Council, the National Center for APEC released this updated report on energy security in APEC. This update re-examines the conclusions of the 2008 report and focuses on issues including natural gas development, barriers that inhibit energy security, and the role of technological development in the sector. The Framework provides specific recommendations that can further enhance energy security in the region.

Investing for Growth

 

Investing for Growth: Spurring Infrastructure Development and Economic Growth through Foreign Direct Investment

The National Center for APEC coordinated with the APEC Business Advisory Council, private sector experts, and academia from throughout the Asia-Pacific region to develop this publication, which highlights the importance of FDI to domestic infrastructure investment. The report describes steps economies can take to enhance their investment competitiveness, such as addressing barriers to market entry and inconsistent or discriminatory investment policies.

2009 PUBLICATIONS

Strategic Framework for Food Security in APEC

Strategic Framework for Food Security in APEC

The National Center for APEC coordinated with the International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council and the APEC Business Advisory Council to produce this report, which is focused on the long-term challenges to food security in the APEC region.

   

 

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