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Economic Corridor Development for Competitive and Inclusive Asia Training

Event | 1 - 3 July 2019 Jakarta, Indonesia
Time of event

09:00–18:00

Background

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) assists its developing member countries (DMCs) in maximizing opportunities and mitigating risks brought about by globalization by promoting regional cooperation and integration (RCI). RCI initiatives are typically driven by investments in regional infrastructure, which also provides a platform for cooperation across DMCs in areas of mutual interest. ADB supports sub-regional cooperation programs (SCPs) in Asia and the Pacific.

The SCPs have adopted the economic corridor development (ECD) approach which aims to develop a highly efficient transport system that allows goods and people to move around the subregion without excessive cost or delay. This is expected to promote further economic growth and regional development, and thus contribute to poverty reduction.

Co-organized by ADBI and ADB, in partnership with the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Facilitation Center, this training program will examine the characteristics, concepts, and models of economic corridors. Case studies on economic corridor development in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia will be highlighted. The training program will also include field visits to several economic corridors.

Objectives
  • To enhance understanding of sub-regional ECDs
  • To boost EDC development and implementation
  • To strengthen regional ECD cooperation
Participants

27 policy makers and experts from ADB developing member countries, including Cambodia, PRC, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Output
  • A “conceptual framework” for understanding and addressing economic corridors
  • Improved capacity to tailor ECDs to suit sub-regional needs
  • Support for the establishment of a network of EDC policy makers
How to register

By invitation only

Partner

Asian Development Bank (ADB)