Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation


Harnessing Educational Cooperation in the East Asia Summit (EAS) for Regional Competitiveness and Community Building

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At the Second East Asia Summit (EAS) held in 2007, the EAS leaders agreed to strengthen educational cooperation between their 16 countries. On behalf of the EAS, the ASEAN Secretariat commissioned this project to develop strategies for EAS participants to enhance regional economic competitiveness and strengthen community building in a balanced and sustainable manner through cooperation in education. Its scope encompasses regional cooperation in Basic Education (Primary and Secondary Education), Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), and Higher Education. The report draws on a literature review of the experience with regional educational cooperation, analysis of published data, consultations with education and labour market authorities in each EAS country, a regional workshop, and inputs from organisations and individuals within the EAS region engaged in cooperative activities in education (Chapter 2).