How to Make Economic Corridors Work in Asia


How to Make Economic Corridors Work in Asia

20 May 2013

This seminar presented a summary of findings from the international expert workshop on Modeling Approach to Economic Corridors held on 16 to 17 May 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. It featured discussions on the workshop outcomes, which included lessons learned from different subregional programs (European Union, South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation); framework for evaluating alternative investments for economic corridor development; data requirements and specifications for an optimal data resource management system, and; opportunities for applying the framework. The seminar also held a discussion on the current limitations of data availability and examples of publicly available data. The CKAN 2.0 software maintained by the Open Knowledge Foundation, which allows for the management and presentation of data, was used an example.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
20 May 2013 Presentation Policy Lessons from the Bangkok Meeting
Policy questions require multiple models at a variety of scales. There is a need to adopt a policy decision tool that is integrated into the organizational...
Kislaya Prasad
20 May 2013 Presentation Economic Development Data: The Case for an Open Data Portal
A lot of data is missing, incomplete, inconsistent, or collected in incommensurate ways across national borders. An example data portal is CKAN, the open...
Mark Wainwright


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