The Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program Strategic Framework 2012-22: Background Paper

Institutional Document | August 2010

This paper provides information on the elements of the GMS strategic framework emerging out of work undertaken to date, including comprehensive consultations with member countries.

It is important to clarify that this paper is by itself not a draft of the new Strategic Framework, but comprises the views of the member countries on the new Framework. This paper was presented at the 16th GMS Ministerial Conference, and serve as the background paper for the Ministerial Retreat at the Conference, which focuses on the new Framework. A first draft of the Framework was developed with guidance from the GMS Ministers following their retreat and discussed again amongst the member countries in both national and regional consultations.


  • Introduction
  • The GMS Program after Twenty Years
  • The Changing Global and Regional Context
  • A Strategic Framework for the Next Ten Years
  • Implementing the Strategix Framework

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Cambodia
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam

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