It is perhaps indicative of the strong economic impulse behind the EAC that more than two-thirds of the 26 recommendations in the EASG list are economic or financial in nature.
Both the EAVG and EASG Reports begin to hint at these issues.
The EAVG and EASG Reports emphasised the need to address health concerns, whether primary or major health issues such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
In the case of the EAC, there are hints in the reports of the EAVG and the EASG that some degree of democratisation is part of the East Asian vision.
13) The EAVG, which consists of eminent intellectuals from ASEAN, China, Japan and South Korea, submitted its Report to the APT Summit in Brunei in 2001, and the EASG, which is made up of government officials, submitted its Final Report to the APT Summit in Cambodia in November 2002.
EASG, "Final Report of the East Asia Study Group", submitted to ASEAN+3 Summit, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 4 November 2002, p.