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Message from Chairperson of RIN
Dr. Hank Lim

The Research Institutes Network (RIN) has an important role to support Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia’s (ERIA) research activity and programs through providing ERIA with country information and research findings from 16 East Asian Summit Countries.

Established in 2009, the Research Institutes Network (RIN) consists of research institutes from 16 East Asia Summit Countries. RIN has been a very important partner with ERIA (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia) to support ERIA’s research activity and programs through providing ERIA with country information and research findings from individual countries and giving advice to ERIA’s research theme and policy recommendations. Equally, RIN serves to encourage the dissemination of ERIA’s research outcomes to policy makers and to support ERIA’s capacity building programs. With the establishment of the RIN Website, it is expected that the level of cooperation and partnership with ERIA would be enhanced more efficiently, timely and widely.

The objective of the RIN Website is to provide a central informational digital base for all RIN member institutes, and to complement to each RIN member institute’s individual website on administrative and research matters, such as RIN events, meetings, workshops and new publications by RIN researchers on a voluntary basis. In addition, the RIN Website could serve as RIN Researchers Directory with their homepages’ links.

The extent of success of this RIN Website is much dependent on each RIN member institute’s collaboration and commitment. Therefore, I look forward to your support and responsibility as the important stakeholders of the Regional Institute Network.

Lastly, I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) and Bangkok Research Center (BRC) as the RIN secretariat for the establishment and management of the RIN Website.

I would also like to appreciate to the 16 RIN member institutes for their full support to establish the RIN website.

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Message from President of ERIA
Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura

For the further development of the region, I strongly hope that RIN will become a centre of excellence for research institutions in the region, providing timely economic analysis and making valuable contributions to economic integration and economic development.

I very much welcome the launch of the website of the Research Institute Network (RIN). Established in 2009, RIN is an association of leading research institutions from 16 member countries of the East Asia Summit (as of 2009). The cooperation between RIN and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) has made it possible for ERIA's research projects to use local data and case studies from member countries, and to conduct comparative analysis across member countries.

With the creation of the RIN website, I strongly hope that RIN will become a centre of excellence for research institutions in the region, providing timely economic analysis and making valuable contributions to economic integration and economic development in the region. I am confident that the launch of this website will be the first step in RIN’s transformation from just a network into a proper regional organisation and to be highly regarded throughout the world.

I would like to express my gratitude again for RIN’s invaluable support as an indispensable partner in ERIA's research and policy recommendation activities since its inception. ERIA will continue to deepen its cooperative relationship with RIN and its member research institutions for the further development of the region.

Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Hank Lim, Chairperson of RIN, and to the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE–JETRO) and the Bangkok Research Center (BRC) for their efforts in developing RIN from the beginning and for serving as the RIN secretariat. I would also like to thank the 16 RIN member institutions for their fruitful cooperation in launching the RIN website.

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