As the GMS economies open up to foreign investment as a means to finance development, the need for enhanced cooperation and experience sharing among the investment-related agencies in the subregion has become increasingly important. This is the case in the context of transborder and complementary investment projects.

The Subregional Investment Working Group (SIWG) was established in April 1994 to serve as an advisory body on investment matters affecting the subregion. The SIWG promotes subregional cooperation to enhance the attractiveness of the subregion as an investment location.

The SIWG has the following objectives: 

  • Support increasing cooperation among the participating countries in general investment facilitation, especially in the context of transborder projects and complementary investment
  • Provide a vehicle for cooperation in investment promotion efforts
  • Provide a venue for cooperation related to the regulatory framework for investment.

Proceedings of the Meetings of the GMS Subregional Investment Working Group (SIWG)