Does Regionalism Work in Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Case Study of ASEAN


  • Casandra Aleksia Programme Cooperation and Project Management Officer at The ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia



This article attempts to examine ASEAN’s response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, including through the implementation of the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF). It is aimed to contribute to the existing literature by providing an applicable and valuable research on policy analysis by addressing the existing research evidence and the current research gaps on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the regional level, as well as what ASEAN brings to the regional security and prosperity.


Keywords: ASEAN, pandemic, recovery, regional, security

Author Biography

Casandra Aleksia, Programme Cooperation and Project Management Officer at The ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia

Sandra is currently working for an international organization and handling development of cooperation projects in the ASEAN region. She has more than 9 years of experience in project development and management, policy research and advocacy, and public relations with the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

She holds a Master degree in Diplomacy and International Policy from Paramadina University and a BA in English Literature and American Studies from Sebelas Maret University. Some of her researches focus on the development and role of ASEAN and BRICS, governmental system in the Islamic countries and gender issues.


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How to Cite

Casandra Aleksia. (2023). Does Regionalism Work in Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Case Study of ASEAN. Asean Social Work Journal, 11(2).




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