Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)
In the Spotlight
This publication provides a snapshot of the GMS subregion's performance from 1992-2014, highlighting growth in output and merchandise trade, developments in ICT, and trends in subregional integration.
Agriculture officials discussed ways to improve food safety and trade, climate friendly agriculture and bioenergy and biomass management during the annual meeting of the Working Group on Agriculture of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).
By 2050, when urban areas are set to reach 64%–74%, urban gross domestic product will grow to an estimated 70%–80% in Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries. By consolidating and deepening development along existing corridors, and improving environmental conditions, the GMS can prepare for future green growth.
“Greening” road freight in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) will help participating countries achieve their Sustainable Development Goals.
The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) is a natural economic area bound together by the Mekong River, covering 2.6 million square kilometers and a combined population of around 326 million.
The GMS countries are Cambodia, the People's Republic of China (PRC, specifically Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
In 1992, with assistance from ADB, the six countries entered into a program of subregional economic cooperation, designed to enhance economic relations among the countries. Read more.