Redefining Regional Development: The Case for an ASEAN Development Bank

Mendefinisikan Kembali Pembangunan Regional: Kasus untuk Bank Pembangunan ASEAN

  • Brice Tseen Fu Lee Fudan University
  • Juan Pablo Sims
Keywords: ASEAN, Development Bank, Foreign Direct Investment, Governance, Regional Integration

Abstract

Amidst ASEAN's vibrant economic expansion lies an urgent need for a specialized financial institution—an ASEAN Development Bank (ASDB)—to harness and guide this growth. The region's dynamic diversity in development stages presents a unique opportunity for the ASDB to act as the catalyst for economic resilience and regional integration. This urgency is underscored by the potential for the ASDB to provide targeted financial strategies, directly addressing the specific challenges faced by member states. A robust and equitable governance structure will be crucial for the ASDB to facilitate strategic decision-making and sustainable development. The establishment of the ASDB is not just timely but imperative to ensure that ASEAN's economic growth is balanced, inclusive, and sustainable, positioning the region as an integrated, resilient economic powerhouse on the global stage.

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Author Biographies

Brice Tseen Fu Lee, Fudan University

Brice Tseen Fu Lee, the author is a Senior Researcher for Universidad del Desarrollo, a Research Analyst for Oxford Global Society, and a PhD Candidate at Fudan University.

Juan Pablo Sims

Juan Pablo Sim, the author, is a graduate of the Master's in International Relations program at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a Political Scientist with a focus on Public Policy from Universidad del Desarrollo. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD (c) in International Politics at Fudan University, China.

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Published
2024-07-31
How to Cite
Lee, B. T. F., & Sims, J. P. (2024). Redefining Regional Development: The Case for an ASEAN Development Bank. Journal of Political Issues, 6(1), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.33019/jpi.v6i1.160