ERIA is an international organization that was established by an agreement of the leaders of 16 East Asia Summit (EAS) member countries. Its main role is to conduct research and policy analyses to facilitate the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) building and to support wider reginal community building.
ERIA’s mission is to function as an independent research institute but to maintain and develop strong communication ties with ASEAN’s policy-making process, especially to support ASEAN’s effort to build the ASEAN Economic Community and to support its role as the driver of a wider integration.
ERIA is conducting a policy research agenda based on the three pillars of deepening economic integration, narrowing development gaps, and promoting sustainable economic development. These works include key projects to support AEC building, such as undertaking AEC Scorecard Project, and support drafting the ASEAN Connectivity Master plan and the ASEAN Strategic Transport Plan.