ADB's Focus on Regional Cooperation and Integration (RCI)
In the Spotlight
Arjun Goswami, who leads ADB’s Thematic Group on Regional Cooperation and Integration, explains the bank’s approach to Regional Cooperation and Integration (RCI). Watch the interview
Rapid economic growth and a young population set the stage for deeper regional cooperation and integration in South Asia.
As demand for electricity rises in Bangladesh, the country’s first cross-border connection with India is helping address gaps in energy-poor areas and bring economic benefits to both sides of the border.
Asia and the Pacific is leading a recovery in world trade amid the continued uncertainty surrounding the global trade policy environment, according to this year's edition of the Asian Economic Integration Report.
Regional cooperation and integration (RCI) is a process by which national economies become more interconnected regionally. RCI plays a critical role in accelerating economic growth, reducing poverty and economic disparity, raising productivity and employment, and strengthening institutions. It narrows development gaps between ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs) by building closer trade integration, intraregional supply chains, and stronger financial links, enabling slow-moving economies to speed their own expansion.