Assessing Impact in the Greater Mekong Subregion: An Analysis of Regional Cooperation Projects
A range of Greater Mekong Subregion Program projects in the road transport, health, tourism, and energy sectors are analyzed to assess their socioeconomic impact.
Cooperation among the Greater Mekong Subregion countries has intensified in recent years. By the end of 2012, the program had mobilized $15.5 billion in investment projects and $311 million in technical assistance, of which ADB’s support amounted to $5.5 billion for investments and $108.2 million for technical assistance. This study summarizes a recent major initiative to assess the initial impact of ADB-supported projects under the Greater Mekong Subregion Program. As part of this exercise, a range of representative projects in the road transport, health, tourism, and energy sectors were selected for detailed analysis, and research institutes working with international consultants assessed their socioeconomic impact.
- Background of the Study