Working Group of NEAT

The Network of East Asian Think-tanks (NEAT), established based on a proposal by the East Asian Vision Group (EAVG) and the East Asian Study Group (EASG) under the auspices of the ASEAN+3 summit meeting, is a Track II (unofficial) network of research institutions that complements official government-to-government (Track I) relationships. The first meeting of NEAT was held in Beijing, September 2003; the second in Bangkok, August 2004; and the third in Tokyo, August 2005. The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), as one of the six working groups established in 2005, has conducted joint research with its international counterparts under the theme "Promoting Economic Integration in Asia through Resolving New Global Imbalances." The fourth meeting was slated to be held in Kuala Lumpur, August 2006. RIETI has commenced research under the theme "Trade-FDI-Technology Linkages in East Asia" as one of the working groups set up in 2006.

Final Report 2006

Based on the discussions of the NEAT Working Group 4th Meeting, the final report will be submitted to the August 2006 General Meeting.