At AASC, we undertake research, capacity building and policy advocacy activities concentrating on building sustainable growth across Asia-Pacific.
Our work is focused on the following areas:
- Trade, investment and services liberalisation
- Financial services – systems, risk management and governance
- Infrastructure - public private partnerships, financing and risk management
- Structural reform and economic integration
- Supply chain and logistics
- Agriculture and food security
- Pension system - supervision and reform
- Financial inclusion
Explore AASC's key activities and what we do in more detail below.
We focus on applied research and translating academic research into meaningful resources that can be used by policy makers and regulators to develop policies in APEC economies and other countries.
Our research outputs encourage debate and understanding between governments, industry and academia to strive for positive change.
See Research and Publications for our current published and working papers, as well as links to past publications and papers.
AASC is a leading organisation in building the capacity of government officials and private sector stakeholders to share best practices across countries and develop regional solutions to pressing global issues. These include:
- Providing training programs / capacity building services for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) APEC, G20, Multilateral Strategy Branch and Austrade
- Supporting Australian members of the APEC Business Advisory Council – APEC’s platform for business to provide advice and input into policy making process
- Hosting conferences, symposia and dialogues to promote regional understanding and the sharing of information between governments, industry and academia
- Providing financial support for high achieving female researchers from developing APEC economies through the Australia – APEC Women in Research Fellowship
We are also passionate about engaging students in policy advocacy through projects such as RMIT/ABAC: Digital Entrepreneurship across APEC.
See Projects and Events for more information on our Capacity Building and Policy Advocacy activities.
We offer a comprehensive range of services to government, partner and industry clients, including:
- Secretariat services
- Project management
- Training conceptual design and implementation
- Applied research
- Technical analysis
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Our wide network of partners allows us to deliver strong stakeholder engagement across all of our activities.
AASC receives support from:
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
- Department of Education and Training
- RMIT University
We also collaborate with domestic and international partners across government and multilateral agencies, industry, universities and research centres.
- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat
- APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC)
- ADB Institute (ADBI)
- Asian Development Bank
- Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT)
- Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP)
- Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat
- Australia-China Business Council
- Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS)
- Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)
- Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)
- Australian Treasury
- Business for Development
- Corrs Chambers Westgarth
- The Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC)
- Global Infrastructure Hub
- Griffith University, APEC Study Centre
- Harvard Business School
- International Finance Corporation (IFC)
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) People's Republic of China
- National Research Institute, Papua New Guinea
- The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
- Productivity Commission
- Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)
- Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)
- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
- United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
- University of Asia and the Pacific (UAP)
- The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Law School
- University of Sydney, John Grill Centre for Project Management - Infrastructure
- Victoria University, Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics
- Victorian Auditor General Office (VAGO)
- Victorian Government, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
- The World Bank
- World Trade Organization (WTO)