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EADN ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

EADN is a partner of the GDN. The EADN Steering Committee nominates its representative to serve on the GDN Board of Directors. The first representative was Dr Kyung Tae Lee, President of the Korean Institute of International Economic Policy who served until late 2001 when he became the Korean ambassador to the OECD. The EADN Steering Committee then nominated Dr Chalongphob Sussangkarn, President of the Thailand Development Research Institute, to represent EADN. After Dr. Chalongphob’s term ended in December 2005, Dr. Carolina G. Hernandez was selected to represent EADN for a period of 3 years. Currently, Mohamed Ariff from Malaysia Institute of Economic Research represents EADN on the GDN Board of Directors.

EADN Regional Coordinator and Secretariat

Dr Chia Siow Yue, Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore is the founding Regional Coordinator of EADN and her institute served as the EADN Secretariat. When Dr Chia retired as Director of ISEAS and moved to the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), the EADN Secretariat was relocated to SIIA.

At its 10 October 2003 meeting, the EADN Steering Committee accepted Dr Chia's proposal to rotate the EADN Regional Coordinator and Secretariat on a periodic basis among the EADN member economies. It was agreed that each Regional Coordinator and Secretariat would henceforth serve a five-year term. The new Regional Coordinator and Secretariat would be appointed on a competitive basis. The eligibility criteria and terms of reference were drawn up with the guidance of the GDN Director. The call for proposals were posted on the EADN and GDN websites and EADN country coordinators were asked to canvass among their member institutes for possible candidates, who would have to submit proposals to the EADN Secretariat. A selection committee comprising the GDN Director, the EADN Regional Coordinator and the Asian Development Bank Chief Economist agreed to accept the proposal from Dr Chalongphob Sussangkarn of the Thailand Development Research Institute.

The EADN Steering Committee endorsed the appointment of the new Regional Coordinator and Secretariat at a special meeting on 10 July 2004. The transfer to the Thailand Development Research Institute was thus effected on 1 September 2004.

As of July 2010, the coordination of EADN was transferred to Dr Josef Yap and the secretariat moved to the Philippine Institute for Development Studies in Manila.  Dr Yap will serve as Regional Coordinator for five years.

EADN Steering Committee and Country Coordinators

EADN is governed by a Steering Committee comprising of the Regional Coordinator (Chairman) and country coordinators. The Steering Committee meets once a year during the EADN Annual Forum. In between, communications and decisions are by email. The Steering Committee assists the Regional Coordinator with the governance of EADN.

Country coordinators are nominated by member institutes of their respective countries during the Second EADN Forum in June 2000 and serve an indefinite term. They assist the Regional Coordinator in disseminating information from the EADN Secretariat and GDN, process applications for EADN membership, and identify resource persons and researchers for GDN and EADN research projects.

Members of the EADN Steering Committee are:

Chairman and Regional Coordinator:

Philippines:

Dr. Gilberto M. Llanto
Philippine Institute for Development Studies
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Country Coordinators:

Cambodia:

Dr. Srinivasa Madhur
Cambodia Development Resource Institute
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China:

Dr. Zhang Yunling
Institute for Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
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Hong Kong:

Dr. Simon Shen
Hong Kong Policy Research Institute
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Indonesia:

Dr. Carunia Mulya Firdausy
Centre for Economic and Development Studies
Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).
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Korea (South):

Dr. Youngsun Koh
Korea Development Institute
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Lao PDR:

Dr. Leeber Leebouapao
National Economic Research Institute
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Malaysia:

Professor Tham Siew Yean
Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
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Myanmar:

Professor Dr. San Lwin
Yangon Institute of Economics
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Philippines:

Dr. Gilberto M. Llanto
Philippine Institute for Development Studies
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Singapore:

Dr. Chia Siow Yue
Singapore Institute of International Affairs
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Thailand:

Dr. Chalongphob Sussangkarn
Thailand Development Research Institute
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Vietnam:

Dr. Vo Tri Thanh
Central Institute of Economic Management
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