Action Plan

Vision: By 2030, we aim to facilitate a measurable increase in responsible & sustainable private sector investment in ASEAN’s food, agriculture and forestry sectors.

Grow Asia, the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are collectively implementing Phase 1 (2020 - December 2022) of a 3-phase Action Plan to operationalize the ASEAN RAI by 2030.

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To reach this vision, the project partners will focus on four core pillars of work:

1. National Legal & Policy Services

2. Learning & Accreditation Program

3. Regional & National Capacity Building

4. Investor Engagement
& Impact Management

Train 400+ experts to guide future investments through 6-month learning program

Inspire private sector  RAI uptake through knowledge sharing

Build capacity of NGOs and farming communities

Encourage investors
to adopt RAI by developing resources including case studies and practical tools

Develop metrics to evaluate & monitor long-term impact

Integrate RAI into national policies through expert technical assistance

To learn more about how your organization type can get involved, click here

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Timeline

Each phase of the 10-year Action Plan aims to increase private investors’ adoption and uptake of ASEAN RAI, integrate ASEAN RAI into national policy frameworks, and empower stakeholders with knowledge to ensure investments are made responsibly at the local level.

Phase 1 (2020 – 2022)

  • Create and test Learning and Accreditation Program (LAP)

  • Support 2-3 ASEAN Member States (AMS) to integrate RAI into policies

  • Share investor case studies that show how to apply RAI

  • Build investment inventory 

Phase 3 
(2027-2030)

  • Train 400+ participants through LAP

  • Support intra-AMS policy analysis and support

  • Measure long-term impact of RAI in ASEAN

Phase 2 
(2023-2026)

  • Embed LAP into regional institution

  • Support 2-3 additional AMS with policy integration

  • Support investors to use RAI assessment tools

  • Train CSOs and farmer groups at national level