GMS Economic Corridors Must Yield More Jobs and Investment

Stakeholders from the six Greater Mekong Subregion countries reviewed achievements in the GMS economic corridors over the last 6 years at a forum in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. Read More

Regional Investment Framework Pipeline of Potential Projects (2013-2022)

The Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Investment Framework covers a wide range of sectors including transport, energy, environment, agriculture, human resource development, information and communication technology, tourism, transport and trade facilitation, and urban development. Read More

Assessing Impact in the Greater Mekong Subregion: An Analysis of Regional Cooperation Projects

This study summarizes a recent major initiative to assess the initial impact of ADB-supported projects under the Greater Mekong Subregion Program, including projects in the road transport, health, tourism, and energy sectors. Read More

Small Bite, Big Threat: Vector-Borne Diseases in Asia

On World Health Day 2014, we focus on vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria that are threatening the lives of millions across Asia and the Pacific. Read the transcript. Read More

Greater Mekong Subregion

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.

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