Dr Jayant Menon

Senior Project Advisor

Dr Jayant Menon is Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute) in Singapore. Prior to this, he was Lead Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist at ADB. He also used to work as an academic for more than a decade in renowned universities such as the Centre of Policy Studies, Monash University, Melbourn, Australia and has provided consultancy to various multilateral and private sectors organizations including ADB, AusAid, Australian APEC Studies Centre, ILO, UNDP, World Bank, etc. He used to be Board Director of the CDRI and is a member of editorial board and book review editor to many famous international academic journals. He has authored/edited 15 books, more than 40 chapters in books and 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals. At ISEAS, he continues his work on trade and investment issues in the region but with more of a research focus, and co-edits the Journal of Southeast Asian Economies. Currently, he is a technical advisor to two of CDET projects: (1)  Agricultural Trade Between China and the Mekong-Lancang Countries: Value Chain Analysis, and (2) The Impact of COVID-19 on Inclusive Development and Democratic Governance: Rapid and Post-Pandemic Assessment in the Mekong Subregion Countries.

Email : jmenon1@gmail.com


Jayant Menon



In close coordination with local governments and organizations, the project will identify gender-sensitive policies and good practices from the macro to micro level that will support the recovery process and improve resilience among vulnerable women workers and micro, small, and medium enterprises. It will facilitate policy dialogue and coordin...


This regional project aims to investigate the agricultural value chain of two selected products exported from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to China in the hope of exploring, among other things, key actors, their interactions, benefits, value-added and challenges. The project also plans to map out non-tariff measures (NTMs) intr...