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|18 Dec 2013||
The regional cooperation operations business plan (RCOBP), 2014-2016 updates the RCOBP, 2013-2015 and is the third RCOBP under the regional cooperation strategy (RCS), 2011-2015 . Proposed regional operations for 2014-2016 are consistent with the RCS priorities. In 2014-2016, operations will continue to focus on (i) improving regional connectivity, (ii) boosting cross-border trade, and (iii...
|16 Oct 2013||
Development of Capital Markets in Member Countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The globalization of capital markets has encouraged moves toward regional harmonization and integration. This report examines and compares the level of development of capital markets in the South Asian region, assesses the prospects for greater harmonization and integration, and proposes a set of measures to move that process forward. The study of the markets shows wide variations not only in...
|5 May 2013||
Improved South-Southeast Asia Connectivity Key to Boosting Trade, Rebalancing Economy Better connectivity between South Asia and Southeast Asia – through hardware and associated software – can unlock the full benefits of closer economic ties between the two subregions and help...
|3 May 2013||
South Asia Working Papers Developing Asia’s rising economic might and energy consumption will have far-reaching consequences for global energy markets and the environment. There is a wide variation in commercial energy resource endowments and commercial energy demand among the South Asian countries. While India...
|26 Dec 2012||
The regional cooperation operations business plan (RCOBP), 2013–2015 for South Asia updates the RCOBP, 2012–2014 and is the second RCOBP under the regional cooperation strategy (RCS), 2011–2015. The proposed regional operations for 2013–2015 are consistent with the priorities of the RCS. In 2013–2015, operations will continue to focus on (i) improving regional connectivity, (ii) boosting cross-...
|3 Oct 2013||
44192-013 44192-014 Len George, Energy Specialist with ADB's South Asia Department, describes the importance of boosting cross-border energy trade in South Asia as a new India-Bangladesh...
|30 Jul 2013||
News from Country Offices
38350-013 KATHMANDU, NEPAL – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to help upgrade key sections of Nepal’s East West Highway to allow year-round travel along the country’s main transport route, which lies along a South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) corridor. “The more than 1,000-kilometer-long East West...
The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Program brings together Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal in a project-based partnership that improves the quality of life for people in one of the world’s poorest, most densely populated areas. Yet there is tremendous potential for these countries to increase trade among themselves and within South Asia. SASEC seeks to...
|11 Jun 2013||
Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, Kunio Mikuriya, talks about the need for harmonized customs procedures and practices to boost trade connectivity and promote economic growth in the SASEC region...
|5 May 2013||
Opening Remarks by ADB Vice-President Stephen P. Groff on 5 May 2013 at the ADBI Seminar on Connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia Introduction Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to welcome you to this seminar on Connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia, which will report on the progress of the joint ADB–ADBI study on this topic. Over the past decade, Southeast Asia and...