Can a region as complex and fast-changing as Asia devise and implement a comprehensive development plan?

The Jakarta-based Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, which recently released its third “Comprehensive Asia Development Plan” (CADP), thinks so.

The report deserves serious consideration. Drawing on the research and insights of experts from the ASEAN Secretariat and institutes from 16 countries, including Australia, New Zealand and East Asian countries, it maps out how Asia could deepen regional economic integration, narrow development gaps and advance sustainable development.