ADB Loan to Nepal to Tackle Chronic Power Shortages, Rural Supply Gaps

ADB has approved a $180 million equivalent loan to help Nepal overcome its crippling power shortages and export surplus power to neighboring India. Read More

Organic Crops Help Small Farmers out of Poverty in Lao PDR

With ADB support, organic farming in Lao People's Democratic Republic is helping reduce rural poverty and preserve the environment. Watch Video

Regional Investment Framework Pipeline of Potential Projects (2013-2022)

The Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Investment Framework covers a wide range of sectors including transport, energy, environment, agriculture, human resource development, information and communication technology, tourism, transport and trade facilitation, and urban development. Read More

Central Asian Corridor Links Europe and East Asia

In Central Asia, a railway and road network links Europe to East Asia, traversing the Russian Federation border to the People’s Republic of China via Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic. Read More

Overview

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.

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