Countries in Asia and the Pacific are growing at different rates and have differing social and economic priorities. Although there has been progress in regional cooperation and integration, more is needed to better link national with regional priorities so countries may fully benefit from each others strengths and overcome mutual problems.
ADB's long-term strategic framework (Strategy 2020) makes regional cooperation and integration (RCI) one of our five core specializations for achieving our mission to reduce poverty in Asia and the Pacific.
ADB is integrating regional cooperation and integration into our operations. We support regional and subregional cooperation programs, help develop cross-border infrastructure, advance trade and investment, promote monetary and financial initiatives, encourage cooperation in regional public goods, and mobilize resources to support RCI.