Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program: Overview

Publication | May 2015

The GMS Program, with the support of ADB and other development partners, helps identify and implement high-priority subregional projects in a wide range of sectors.

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To realize its vision of a prosperous, integrated, and harmonious subregion, the GMS Program has adopted a three-pronged strategy:

  • increasing connectivity through sustainable development of physical infrastructure and the transformation of transport corridors into transnational economic corridors;
  • improving competitiveness through efficient facilitation of cross-border movement of people and goods and the integration of markets, production processes, and value chains; and
  • building a greater sense of community through projects and programs that address shared social and environmental concerns.


  • The GMS Strategic Framework 2012-2022
  • The Regional Investment Framework
  • GMS Program Sectors
  • Development of GMS Economic Corridors

Additional Details

  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Cambodia
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • ARM146915


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