Initial Review of the Greater Mekong Subregion Transport Sector Strategy 2006-2015

Institutional Document | December 2014

This assessment indicates a mixed performance for the Transport Sector Strategy Study, 2006-2015 based on an assessment of the overarching goals upon which the study was based.

In May 2006, the Asian Development Bank published the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Transport Sector Strategy Study 2006-2015 (TSS), which proposed broad goals and strategies for GMS transport development as well as a pipeline of transport investment projects. Recently, the GMS countries saw the need to conduct a review of the TSS to assess its achievements and effectiveness. This initial review of the TSS involves the assessment of its strategic thrusts vis-à-vis the general criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, and development impact. The initial review also includes suggested scope, approach, and requirements for a fuller review of the TSS in the near future.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Evolution of GMS Transport Sector Program
  • Assessment of Rationale: Dynamic Changes vs. Evolution of GMS Program
  • Evaluation of Performance of the TSS, 2006-2015
  • Logic and Continuity between the TSS, 2006-2015 and RIF, 2013-2022 and Its Implementation Plan
  • Summary
  • Appendix

Additional Details

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

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