Asian Economic Integration Monitor

Asian governments must undertake actions to reap the benefits of integration and be in a strong position to face global economic volatility, says new ADB report. Read More

Two Thai Women and a Passion for Organic Food

The market for organic vegetables in Asia is large and growing fast. In Thailand, ADB is helping farmers organize themselves into producer groups that can meet the region's growing demand for pesticide-free vegetables. Read More

CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020

The Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020 of CAREC is anchored on a more integrated approach to improving transport and logistics infrastructure in Central Asia, and promoting trade and transport facilitation. 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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