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This paper presents the variations and implications of contract farming arrangements in three case studies—cabbage, maize, and sugarcane—in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR).

Using survey data collected at the Border-Gate Economic Zones (BEZs) in Viet Nam and from the Viet Nam Household Living Standard Survey (VHLSS) to examine the factors that influence earnings in the BEZs and in the border provinces that host the BEZs and those where no BEZs are present, this research finds that the BEZs and cross-border integration increase the earnings of female labor.

Using the case study of Viet Nam to draw implications for GMS cooperation, this paper investigates how users and providers of financial services in the border-gate areas see financial services as a factor of cross-border trade facilitation.

This research studies border eco-BEZs in selected border areas in Yunnan Province, and in Lao Cai Province, with the objective of assessing (i) the factors that attract investments to the zones, and (ii) the effects of investment incentive policies on the performance of firms locating in these zones.

In this issue: GMS Ministerial Conference; Biodiversity Conservation Corridor Initiative; GMS Meetings; and New Focus of GMS Energy Cooperation: Promoting Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.

This sector assessment, strategy, and road map (ASR) documents the current strategic assistance priorities in the tourism sector of the governments of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

In this issue: Third GMS Economic Corridors Forum; Symposium on the GMS North-South Economic Corridor; GMS meetings; and Regional Corridors Development in the GMS: Where Do We Stand? Where Do We Want to Go?

The regional cooperation operations business plan for the GMS for 2011–2013 is consistent with the RCSP. The regional cooperation operations business plan is guided by Strategy 2020 and informed by the evaluation study of Asian Development Bank (ADB)-cofinanced GMS operations that was undertaken by the Independent Evaluation Department.

This document summarizes the outcome of the tenth meeting of the GMS Working Group on Human Resource Development (WGHRD-10), held in Vientiane, Lao PDR, on 18-19 May 2011.

This document summarizes the outcome of the tenth meeting of the Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee (RPTCC) held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on 25-27 May 2011.