Improving Regional Cooperation in Energy Today

Publication | March 2009
Improving Regional Cooperation in Energy Today

Regional cooperation in energy offers opportunities for efficient utilization of resources, especially for countries with different endowments in natural resources and distinct industrial bases.


  • Approaches to regional energy cooperation depend on subregional resources, the market mix, and associated interests.
  • ADB's organizational setup and set of incentives can be adjusted to further drive regional energy cooperation.
  • Except in the Greater Mekong Subregion, the role of multilateral development banks in regional energy cooperation has been uncertain.