The APEC Study Centre collaborates with key regional and international institutions, universities and research centres across the Asia-Pacific.
We also maintain linkages with industry and government agencies in Australia and in the APEC region to ensure strong business engagement in all of our activities.
The APEC Secretariat operates as the core support mechanism for the APEC process providing coordination, technical and advisory support as well as information management, communications and public outreach services. The APEC Secretariat has provided funding for capacity building training programs and research projects.
APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC)
ABAC is a leading regional forum for public-private sector collaboration on policy issues of importance to the Asia-Pacific region. The Australian APEC Study Centre has been an active contributor to the work of ABAC and provides secretariat services to Australia’s ABAC members.
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
The ADB is a leader in regional development banking and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Asia and the Pacific who are poor and unable to access essential goods, services, assets and opportunities. The ADB has provided support to AASC’s capacity building programs through its expert presenters and panelists/moderators.
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) advances the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. Through the Department’s AID programme the Australian APEC Study Centre receives funding for selected projects.
The Centre also works closely with the Department’s APEC branch on facilitating trade and investment in services work and through the ABAC Australia secretariat function. DFAT experts and senior staff also regularly contribute to the Centre’s training programs and policy dialogues.
As a central policy agency, the Australian Treasury is responsible for developing Australia’s economic policies and for managing the national budget. Treasury experts and senior staff regularly contribute to the Centre’s training programs and policy dialogues, as well as providing advice on program development.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
OECD’s mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. OECD senior experts regularly participate in and contribute to AASC training programs, forums and symposia on investment and trade facilitation, governance and innovation.
The World Bank (WB)
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The World Bank regularly participates and contributes to AASC training programs, forums and symposia on supply chain connectivity, investment and trade facilitation, and governance.
The ASEAN Secretariat's 2015 vision is for a strong and confident ASEAN Community that is globally respected for acting in full compliance with its Charter and in the best interest of its people. The Secretariat has been a strong supporter for the Centre’s programs and many ASEAN Secretariat representatives have been participated in capacity building programs conducted by the AASC.
Association of Development Financing Institutions in the Asia Pacific (ADFIAP)
ADFIAP is the focal point of all development banks and various financial institutions engaged in the financing of development in the Asia-Pacific region. The AASC has a Memorandum of Understanding with ADFIAP to establish closer links and cooperation focusing on three major components of: capacity building, research, and partnership and publication.
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
ADBI is a subsidiary and the think tank of the Asian Development Bank. It is a leading centre for the creation and dissemination of information and knowledge on development in the Asia and Pacific region. In October 2011, AASC and ADBI signed a Coordination Note involving three areas of cooperation – capacity building, research and partnership and publication.
Asia Finance and Development Centre of Shanghai (AFDC)
AFDC’s goals are to become an internationally-recognized platform for regional communication and cooperation, to strengthen capacity building in the fields of finance and development, and to contribute to stable and sustainable economic growth. AFDC and AASC have successfully collaborated on projects in the area of promoting financial regulatory and supervisory practices as well as risk management of financial institutions.
Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC)
FDC is an independent Australian Foundation committed to enabling better development outcomes in the Asia-Pacific region through collaboration and innovation. The Centre has partnered with FDC in work developing tools to assess the quality of financial inclusion regulatory frameworks in the region.
SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong
SMART Infrastructure Facility is a research leader and educator in 'integrated' infrastructure planning and management. The Facility has partnered with the Australian APEC Study Centre on the work undertaken in the area of public-private partnerships in infrastructure.
Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNet)
ARTNeT aims to increase the quality and the amount of relevant trade research in the region by more effectively harnessing the research capacity already available and developing additional capabilities. It was formed in response to regional demand for increased capacity to address obstacles to the development of trade and investment in the region.. The AASC is an associate partner of ARTNet.
International Development and Trade Research Group
The Group aims to be a global leader on research into international development and trade issues. It conducts research that leads to the design of innovative, evidenced-based policies which promote sustainable improvements in the quality of peoples’ lives and maximise the benefits from international trade. Associate Professor Alberto Posso leads collaboration between the group and the AASC in order to produce research outputs.