Date: November 2019 

By: Asian Development Bank

The Asian Economic Integration Report is an annual review of economic cooperation and integration that covers the 49 members of ADB in Asia and the Pacific. It documents progress made in trade and global value chains, cross-border investment, financial integration, the movement of people, and subregional cooperation. The theme chapter of this year’s report explores the potential of technology to boost productivity in aging economies. It also discusses how innovations can help turn demographic challenges into opportunities.

"Asian Economic Integration Report 2019/2020: Demographic Change, Productivity, and the Role of Technology"  introduces the new Global Economic Integration Index (GEII), which examines the progress of an economy’s integration into the world economy. The GEII distinguishes the contributions of intraregional and extraregional integration in driving global economic integration. This new index provides an analytical tool to examine the progress and possible impacts of economic integration at different classification of regions. 

The Report is attached below.