Regional Cooperation and Integration
In the Spotlight
ADB Vice President Wencai Zhang talks about the importance of regional cooperation initiatives, the importance of the business climate for private sector development and how ADB can contribute to its improvement. Read the speech
After decades of isolation, the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar is roaring ahead with the fasting growing economy in Asia in 2016, according to the ADB's Asian Development Outlook 2016.
Regional cooperation is the best way forward when it comes to mitigating and adapting to climate change.
This book analyzes how closer regional connectivity and economic integration between South Asia and Southeast Asia can benefit both regions, with a focus on the role played by infrastructure and public policies in facilitating this process.
Regional cooperation and integration (RCI) is a process by which national economies become more interconnected regionally. RCI plays a critical role in accelerating economic growth, reducing poverty and economic disparity, raising productivity and employment, and strengthening institutions. It narrows development gaps between ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs) by building closer trade integration, intraregional supply chains, and stronger financial links, enabling slow-moving economies to speed their own expansion.