South Asian and East Asian Economic Integration and Australia: Strategies for Asian Regional Cooperation
The South Asian and East Asian Economic Integration and Australia: Strategies for Asian Regional Cooperation project is a major SABER-EABER Project funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) through an ARC-AusAID Industry Partnership initiative to be completed over five years. The project is conducting research on the underlying trade and economic structures of the South Asia region through engaging research and policy think tanks and governments around the region in collaborative research. It is attempting to establish research infrastructure, both within Australia and within South Asia, helpful in progressing regional economic integration. It will examine the dimensions of domestic reform in India and Pakistan that are important to their economic integration into the wider Asian and international economies. This work has been extended to include Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. The project is expected to influence policy through the promotion of best policy practices which have been appropriately tailored to the specific circumstances of the region.