Improving Regional Cooperation in Energy Today

Publication | March 2009

Regional cooperation in energy offers opportunities for efficient utilization of resources, especially for countries with different endowments in natural resources and distinct industrial bases.


  • Approaches to regional energy cooperation depend on subregional resources, the market mix, and associated interests.
  • ADB's organizational setup and set of incentives can be adjusted to further drive regional energy cooperation.
  • Except in the Greater Mekong Subregion, the role of multilateral development banks in regional energy cooperation has been uncertain.