ADB's Regional Cooperation and Integration Today

Publication | February 2009

Regional cooperation and integration (RCI) is one of the three complementary strategic agendas in Strategy 2020, which envisions that RCI activities will increase in all operational areas, and lending will reach at least 30% by 2020. The heightened importance of RCI in ADB operations requires the strengthening of interdepartmental collaboration in supporting RCI, and highlights the importance of upgrading staff skills.

The RCI Community of Practice, with support from ADB's Learning and Development Unit, organized the Workshop on Regional Cooperation and Integration on 13 November 2008 as an initial step to facilitate cross-fertilization of ideas within ADB through the exchange of experiences and knowledge on RCI, and networking among staff.