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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
This report examines the development and barriers to harmonization and integration among the capital markets of members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and to enumerate steps to achieving harmonization and integration. The globalization of capital markets has encouraged moves toward regional...
|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 The paper provides an overview of both intra-regional and inter-regional energy cooperation in South Asia covering ongoing and planned activities, barriers to increased cooperation, and recommendations to overcome them....
|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...
The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Program brings together Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka 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...
|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...
|18 Nov 2011||
This Regional Cooperation Operations Business Plan for 2012-2014 describes the consistency of the business plan with the regional cooperation strategy, including grants and projects in the pipeline for South Asia. (south asia regional cooperation operations business plan 20122014) (Country Planning Documents, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Country Operations,...
|5 Nov 2011||
ADB prepares regional cooperation strategies (RCS) to ensure coherence and strategic prioritization for the five subregions covered by ADB's regional departments. On the basis of priorities established, ADB assists developing member countries in financing regional cooperation through technical assistance grants and projects loans. This document outlines ADB's strategy for South Asia...