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ANNEX - State of the Region Survey


 

Respondent Profile:

The panelists were selected by PECC’s member committees from the academe; business; government; civil society on the basis of their level of knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region. The criteria given for the selection of panelists were as follows:

  • Government

Panelists should be either decision-makers or senior advisors to decision-makers. As a guide, the government respondents last year included a number of former and current Ministers, Deputy and Vice-Ministers, Central Bank Governors and their advisors for Asia Pacific issues, current APEC Senior Officials, and a number of former APEC Senior Officials.

  • Business

Panelists should be from companies who have operations in a number of Asia-Pacific economies or conduct business with a number of partners from the region, this might include each economy's current ABAC members as well as past ABAC members.

  • Research Community/Civil Society/Media

Panelists should be well-versed in Asia-Pacific affairs, being the type of individuals whom the governments, businesses, and the media would tap into to provide input on issues related to Asia-Pacific cooperation. These included Presidents of institutes concerned with Asia-Pacific issues, heads of departments, senior professors, and correspondents covering international affairs.

Number of Respondents: 394

Number of respondents by sector:

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The survey analysis includes breakdowns for sub-regional groupings, namely Oceania; North America, Northeast Asia; South America; and Southeast Asia.

For this survey we define those sub-regions as:

  • Oceania: Australia; New Zealand and Papua New Guinea
  • North America: Canada; United States; and Mexico
  • Northeast Asia: China; Japan, Hong Kong SAR, Korea, and Chinese Taipei
  • South America: Chile; Colombia; Ecuador; and Peru
  • Southeast Asia: Brunei; Indonesia; Malaysia; the Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; and Vietnam


Number of respondents by sub-region

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What are your expectations for economic growth over the next 12 months compared to the last 12?

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How satisfied are you with the responses of the following economies to the crisis? Please use a scale of 1-5, with 1 representing very dissatisfied and 5 very satisfied.

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How satisfied are you with the responses of the following international institutions to the crisis? Please use a scale of 1-5, with 1 representing very dissatisfied and 5 very satisfied.

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Please indicate your agreement or disagreement with the following statements.

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Please rate the importance of the following policy objectives for achieving sustained growth in the Asia-Pacific over the next five years.

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Please rate the importance of the following “growth engines” in stimulating economic growth in the Asia Pacific over the next five years. Please use a scale of 1-5, with 1 representing 'not at all important' and 5 - very important.

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Please indicate your agreement or disagreement with the following statements:

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When do you think the following Asia-only regional institutions will be created?

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What are the most important challenges facing APEC? Please use a scale of 1-5 with 1 representing 'not at all important' and 5 representing 'very important'

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What do you think should be the top 5 priorities for APEC Leaders to discuss at their upcoming meeting in Singapore?

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