2018 APEC Economic Policy Report

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2018 APEC Economic Policy Report

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November 2018

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Economic Committee(EC)



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The 2018 APEC Economic Policy Report (AEPR) provides an overview of the infrastructure needs of the Asia-Pacific region. It evaluates the impact of infrastructure on economic growth and social inclusion, identifies challenges faced by APEC economies, and discusses the forum’s role in promoting structural reform. Drawing on case studies and survey responses from APEC economies, it discusses structural policy settings and reforms across the APEC region. Taking into consideration the challenges highlighted by APEC economies and the needs of the region, the report identifies nine key outcomes for structural policy aimed at achieving quality infrastructure.

In addition, a companion report prepared by the APEC Business Advisory Council provides a deeper understanding of policies that maximize the benefits from digital infrastructure and identifies seven key conclusions in this area.

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