This edition of the Southeast Asian Economic Outlook examines the macroeconomic situation, policies and medium-term growth prospects for countries in the region; structural challenges; green growth strategies, policies and institutions; and environmental taxes. It finds that growth for the region will moderate in the near term but solid growth performance will continue until 2016. To sustain this favourable outlook, countries need to meet considerable structural challenges. Green growth offers an alternative growth strategy in the long term.
Table of contents:
Acronyms and abbreviations Preface Executive summary PART ONE: REGIONAL ECONOMIC MONITOR Chapter One. Medium-term growth and recent macroeconomic situation: prospects and assessments -Introduction -Recent macroeconomic situation -Medium-term perspective: the evolving growth landscape -Medium-term challenges from ageing populations -Conclusion -Technical appendix -Notes -References PART TWO. POLICY CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES Chapter Two. Coping with global uncertainty: near-term policy responses -Introduction -Near-term policy challenges in the region -Policy responses to cope with increasing global uncertainties -Conclusion -Notes -References Chapter Three. Structural policy country notes: medium-term policy challenges -Indonesia -Malaysia -Philippines -Singapore -Thailand -Viet Nam -References PART THREE: THEMATIC FOCUS ON GREEN GROWTH Chapter Four. Carbon emissions and footprints of nations -Introduction -Carbon emission trends -Carbon footprints of nations -Implications for mitigation policies -Notes -References Chapter Five. Green growth strategies, policies and institutions -Introduction -Green growth and ASEAN -The experiences of six ASEAN countries -Green growth policy challenges -Focus: Korea’s green growth strategy -Notes -References Chapter Six. Environmental tax and green growth -Introduction -Principles of environmentally related taxes -Experiences with environment tax instruments in the OECD -Environment tax instruments in Southeast Asian countries -Conclusion -Notes -References