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  • Report  |   2015

    Cross-Border Power Trading in South Asia: A Techno Economic Rationale

    Author(s): Wijayatunga, Priyantha ; Chattopadhyay, D. ; Fernando, P. N.

    Diversity in primary energy sources in South Asian countries and their electricity demand patterns both  time-of-day as well as across different seasons open up opportunities for greater use of cheaper and cleaner  resources for electricity generation reducing fossil fuel use in the region. Such sharing of resources through  electricity trading...

  • Report  |   2015

    An Empirical Estimation of Asia's Untapped Regional Integration Potential Using Data Envelopment Analysis

    Author(s): Naeher, Dominik

    This paper uses directed bilateral flow data on multiple dimensions of economic integration to construct a composite index of regional integration outcomes covering 19 regions in various parts of the world. As a first step, the multidimensional indicator is used to rank regions according to their current degree of regional integration, which...

  • Report  |   2017

    Unlocking the Potential of Railways: A Railway Strategy for CAREC, 2017-2030

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    The strategy envisions rail transport to become a mode of choice for trade: quick, efficient, accessible, and easy to use throughout Central Asia. About 25,000 kilometers of railway corridors connect countries within the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) region. CAREC countries export mostly to the European Union (33% of exports...

  • Report  |   2017

    GMS Economic Cooperation Program: Regional Investment Framework 2022

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    The Regional Investment Framework 2022 (RIF 2022) is the medium term pipeline of priority projects in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). It is a consolidation and expansion of the earlier Regional Investment Framework (2013-2022) and continues to operationalize the strategic priorities of the GMS Program under the GMS Strategic Framework (2012-...

  • Report  |   2016

    ASEAN-ADB Cooperation Toward the Asean Community: Advancing Integration and Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    The partnership between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will continue to support greater development and prosperity in Southeast Asia to enhance the lives of the region’s people. For the past 5 decades, ASEAN and ADB have both supported poverty reduction, sustainable development, and...

  • Report  |   2014

    Scoping Study for the Special Border Economic Zone in IMT-GT

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This report provides a review and analysis of the findings from the scoping study on the proposed Malaysian–Thailand Special Border Economic Zone (SBEZ). The coverage of the study is guided by the recommendations of the IMT-GT Special Implementation Task Force on the Establishment of a Special Border Economic Zone (hereafter TF-SBEZ) at its...

  • Report  |   2014

    An Evaluation of the Prospects for Interconnections Among the Borneo and Mindanao Power Systems

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This report examines current power development plans within Borneo that can be adapted to increase power trading, while also mutually benefitting the country, state or province through which the lines will pass. The report includes general recommendations for addressing existing technical and commercial arrangements for the development of optimum...

  • Report  |   2012

    Greater Mekong Subregion Power Trade and Interconnection

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This publication is a historical summary of progress made in energy cooperation in the GMS since the beginning of the economic cooperation program in 1992. It highlights a two-pronged and phased approach to develop the GMS power market to realize the full benefits of synchronous operations- the policy and institutional framework to promote power...

  • Report  |   2018

    Review of Configuration of the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Corridors

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This review recommends possible extension and/or realignment of economic corridors to enhance their effectiveness and efficiency in advancing economic integration in the Greater Mekong Subregion. The economic corridor approach was adopted by the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries in 1998 to help accelerate subregional development. The...

  • Report  |   2014

    Economic Corridor Development for Inclusive Asian Regional Integration: Modeling Approach to Economic Corridors

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    The experience of economic corridors development from across the world can be of help for similar initiatives in Central and Southeast Asia. This publication looks at the experience of economic corridor development from across the world, including successful economic corridor developments in the European Union and South Asia Subregional Economic...

  • Report  |   2017

    CAREC 2030: Connecting the Region for Shared and Sustainable Development

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    CAREC 2030 provides the new long-term strategic framework for the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program leading to 2030. The CAREC Program, now 16 years in operation, has recorded achievements in regional economic cooperation, particularly in the areas of transport, energy, trade facilitation, and trade policy. From 2001 to...

  • Report  |   2017

    Regional Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific: Implementation of the Operational Plan for Regional Cooperation and Integration, 2016–2020─Corporate Progress Report 2017

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This publication covers the progress of ADB in implementing its Operational Plan for Regional Cooperation and Integration, 2016–2020, focusing on 2016, by reviewing progress made and identifying areas for improvement. Regional cooperation and integration (RCI) has become a valuable means for attaining national development goals. This corporate...

  • Report  |   2017

    ASEAN Infrastructure Fund Brochure and Overview of AIF Loans

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    The ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF) promotes regional infrastructure financing and financial resilience to support long-term development of ASEAN countries. Infrastructure plays a critical role in driving economic growth and cutting poverty, so ADB and the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to establish...

  • Report  |   2016

    Greater Mekong Subregion Mid-Term Review and Revised Regional Investment Framework Implementation Plan 2020

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This report presents the mid-term review and third progress report of the Regional Investment Framework Implementation Plan 2014-2018. It discusses the status of 93 priority investment and technical assistance projects as of 30 June 2016. The document also contains the Revised Regional Investment Framework Implementation Plan (RRIF-IP) 2020 which...

  • Presentation  |   2016

    Cross-Border Infrastructure Connectivity: Needs, Facts and Challenges

    Author(s): Helble, Matthias

    Presentation content includes:  I. On the increasing need for cross-border infrastructure II. Empirical evidence for trade stimulus from improved cross-border connectivity III. Challenges of cross-border infrastructure projects and lessons learned Trade Transport Helble, Matthias Download PDF http://www.oecd.org/daf/fin/private-pensions/seminar-...

  • Report  |   2007

    Cross-border Infrastructure: A Toolkit

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank and Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility

    This toolkit has been prepared based on a learning program offered to middle and senior policy makers of the Great Mekong Subregion (GMS) under the Phnom Penh Plan in March 2006. The program had four focus areas, namely, policy and planning, finance, private sector partnerships, and regulation and accountability. Each area was covered by an...

  • Report  |   June 2018

    Closing the Financing Gap in Asian Infrastructure

    Author(s): Ra, Sungsup ; Li, Zhigang

    ADB in 2017 estimated a financing gap in economic infrastructure of $459 billion per year for Asia. The gap almost doubles to $907 billion with the expected need for funding of social infrastructure. Infrastructure investment in Asia, both in economic and social infrastructure, faces a massive financing gap despite the region’s high savings. The...

  • Report  |   2018

    Aviation and the Role of CAREC: A Scoping Study

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This study examines the potential role of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program in improving aviation in the region. The study provides an analysis of the CAREC region’s current state of aviation, and is structured around three principal components of aviation development: policy and regulation, infrastructure and...

  • Report  |   2018

    Updating and Enhancement of the BIMSTEC Transport Infrastructure and Logistics Study

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    BIMSTEC aims to create an environment for rapid economic development through identification and implementation of specific cooperation projects in infrastructure and transportation. The core functions of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)—to promote free trade and increase cross-border...

  • Report  |   2011

    Foreign Direct Investment in Cross-Border Infrastructure Projects

    Author(s): Fung, Kwok-Chiu ; Garcia-Herrero, Alicia ; Ng, Francis

    Comparative study of foreign direct investment in cross-border infrastructure in Latin America; Eastern and Central Europe; and Asia, including six case studies of investment in infrastructure projects in these regions. In this paper the authors critically review the relevant information and literature that can enhance the feasibility and the...

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