Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia


ERIA is an international organization established by a formal agreement among 16 Heads of Government at the Third East Asia Summit in Singapore on 21 November 2007. It works closely with both the ASEAN Secretariat and 16 research institutes in EAS countries to provide intellectual and analytical research and policy recommendations. The ERIA Headquarters is based in ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia. These research and policy recommendations are expected to help in the deliberation of the leaders and ministers during their meetings and the East Asia and ASEAN Summits. As its activity is highly recognized in those regions, ERIA ranks 30th among the world’s “Top 50 International Economic Policy Think Tanks” according to the 2013 Global Go To Think Tanks Index Report. ERIA is the only think tank in ASEAN to be honored in this category. ERIA conducts research under three pillars, namely “Deepening Economic Integration”, “Narrowing Development Gaps”, and “Sustainable Development”. Studies cover a wide range of areas such as trade and investment, globalization, SME promotion, human resource and infrastructure development, and energy issues.