The Greater Mekong Subregion: Beyond Borders (2007-2009)

Institutional Document | April 2006

The Regional Cooperation Strategy and Program (RCSP) for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) aims to help achieve the GMS vision of a prosperous, integrated, and harmonious subregion through the pursuit of four strategic pillars, namely: (i) strengthening connectivity and facilitating cross-border movement and tourism; (ii) integrating national markets to promote economic efficiency and private sector development; (iii) addressing health and other social, economic, and capacity building issues associated with subregional linkages; and (iv) managing the environment and shared natural resources to help ensure sustainable development and conservation of natural resources. This annual update of the RCSP was prepared to ensure that the RCSP’s strategic pillars and rolling program remain relevant in light of the rapidly changing global and regional context, as well as key developments in the GMS Economic Cooperation Program. This update summarizes significant achievements since the RCSP update (2006–2008) was approved in August 2005.


  • Current Development Trends and Issues
  • Implementation of the Regional Cooperation Strategy and Program
  • Portfolio Management Issues
  • Level of Assistance Proposed and Changes to Lending and Nonlending Programs
  • Appendixes