Greater Mekong Subregion: Regional Cooperation Operations Business Plan (2011-2013)

Date: December 2010
Type: Country Planning Documents
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Cambodia; China, People's Republic of; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Myanmar; Thailand; Viet Nam
ADB administration and governance; Regional cooperation and integration
Series: Regional Cooperation Strategy and Programs


The regional cooperation strategy and program (RCSP) for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) supports the vision of an integrated, harmonious, and prosperous subregion and is aligned with the first GMS Strategic Framework, adopted by members for 2002–2012. The four strategic pillars of the RCSP are (i) improving connectivity to facilitate 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 capacitybuilding issues associated with subregional connectivity; and (iv) managing the environment and natural resources to ensure their conservation and promote sustainable development. 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.


  • Consistency of the Business Plan with the Current Regional Cooperation Strategy and Program
  • Indicative Resources Parameters
  • Summary of Changes to Lending and Nonlending Programs
  • Appendixes