East Asian Development Network


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The East Asian Development Network (EADN) is a network of research institutions in the developing countries of East Asia.  It is one of the regional network partners under the Global Development Network (GDN). EADN aims to develop research capacity and networking in the developing countries of the region. Its mission is to strengthen the capacity of research institutions and individual researchers to undertake high quality, development-focused and policy-relevant research in the social sciences that can be used in policy analysis, debates and inputs at the regional and national levels.

History of EADN

With support from the World Bank and GDN, Dr Chia Siow Yue, then Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore established EADN, in parallel with other regional networks being established in other parts of the developing world. Dr Chia served as Regional Coordinator of EADN and the EADN Secretariat was based at the Institute of Southeast Studies from 1998 to October 2002 and at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs from November 2002 to July 2004.

In August 2004, the role of EADN Regional Coordinator was transferred to Dr. Chalongphob Sussangkarn and the EADN Secretariat moved to the Thailand Development Research Institute in Bangkok. In 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 Secretariat
Dr. Gilberto M. Llanto
Philippine Institute for Development Studies
18F Three Cyberpod Centris, North Tower
EDSA cor. Quezon Avenue,
Quezon City
Phone:  (+632) 877-4031
Fax: (+632) 877-4099
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