Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as Catalysts for Economic Corridors, Value Chains and Production Networks 2018

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Special economic zones (SEZs) can play a catalytic role in economic development, provided the right business environment and policies are put in place. In Asia, SEZs can facilitate trade, investment, and policy reform at a time the region is experiencing a slowdown in trade and economic growth. For SEZs to be successful, they must establish strong backward and forward linkages with the overall economy. Effective SEZs must be an integral part of dynamic national development strategies and evolve as economies develop by transforming from manufacturing bases to technological platforms for innovation and modern services.

 

This regional training on “Special Economic Zones as Catalysts for Economic Corridors, Value Chains and Production Networks” on 7-11 May 2018 at the Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute (AFDI) in Shanghai, PRC aims to enhance capacities of government officials in overcoming constraints and identifying opportunities for better design, implementation and evaluation of SEZs. The training will be participated by senior officials from relevant ministries and national agencies in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, PRC, Thailand and Viet Nam. The training will also feature a field trip to Shanghai Pudong Development Zone and Shanghai Free Trade Zone. 

 

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