Greater Mekong Subregion Urban Development Strategic Framework 2015–2022

Institutional Document | September 2015

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Urban Development Strategic Framework, sets out a broad framework to encourage and facilitate a coordinated approach to the development of urban areas throughout the GMS. 

  • US$18.00 (Hardcopy)

Since the adoption of the GMS Strategic Framework, 2012–2022, the importance of urban centers in the subregion’s future has been increasingly recognized. This document sets out the scope of the GMS Urban Development Strategic Framework, including its role and proposals for taking it forward.

The framework includes three pillars: 

  • planning and development of key urban areas, 
  • planning and development of border areas, and 
  • capacity development in urban planning and management. 

Underlying these are four crosscutting themes—green development and climate change resilience, disaster risk management, inclusive development, and competitiveness. The GMS Urban Development Strategic Framework also provides the context for ongoing and planned projects in the six GMS member countries.


  • Figures and Tables
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • GMS Urban Development Strategic Framework, 2015–2022
  • Taking Forward the GMS Urban Development Strategic Framework, 2015–2022
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Urban development
  • Cambodia
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • RPT157586-2
  • 978-92-9257-075-0 (Print)
  • 978-92-9257-076-7 (e-ISBN)

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