The Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management: A Retrospective

Institutional Document | December 2014

This publication examines the Phnom Penh Plan’s contributions to capacity building in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), the many valuable lessons learned on the way, and the challenges ahead.

This retrospective marks more than 10 years of the Phnom Penh Plan’s achievements in building the capacity of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) civil service and in strengthening networks among government policy makers and planners for deepening economic integration. The Phnom Penh Plan is a regional capacity building program that supports knowledge products and services under the framework of the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program.


  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • A Plan Takes Shape
  • Developing Knowledge Partnerships and Networks
  • ADB’s Catalytic Role
  • Contributing to Leadership in Development
  • A Total Learning Approach
  • Snapshots of Cross-Border Activities: Invaluable Learning Experience
  • Knowledge Generation for Policy Making
  • The Greater Mekong Subregion Development Dialogues: Inclusive Conversations
  • Learning Resource Centers: More than a Library
  • Beyond the Phnom Penh Plan
  • Greater Mekong Subregion Champions: Developing Sector Strategists and Nurturing the Next Generation of Leaders

Additional Details

  • Capacity development
  • Governance and public sector management
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Social development and protection
  • Cambodia
  • ARM146896

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