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  • 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  |   2016

    Enhancing ASEAN Connectivity Monitoring and Evaluation

    Author(s): Association of Southeast Asian Nations

    The Report on Enhancing ASEAN Connectivity Monitoring and Evaluation builds on the work on ASEAN Connectivity Implementation Matrix /Scorecard (ACIM), takes stock of the progress and achievements made, draws out the policy implications, and outlines lessons for the future. This Report serves as a useful guide for a more comprehensive monitoring...

  • Report  |   2017

    Trade Integration in Latin America: A Network Perspective

    Author(s): Kimberly Beaton ; Aliona Cebotari ; Xiaodan Ding ; Andras Komaromi

    The paper applies a network analysis framework to analyze the regional and global integration of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. We compare network-based measures of trade integration to conventional measures, decomposing integration along several dimensions to better understand the sources of trade connectivity and their impact on...

  • Report  |   2017

    Accelerating Digital Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Author(s): Suominen, Kati

    The Internet roared to the scene in Latin America and it is transforming the way Latin Americans interact, shop, bank, and spend their time. The Internet is changing regional consumption patterns, the landscape of regional companies, and the region's economic prospects. Disruptive digital technologies riding on the web-cloud-based services,...

  • Report  |   2016

    Financial Integration in the Pacific Alliance

    Author(s): Perry, Guillermo ; Auvert, Diego

    This paper discusses financial integration issues in the Pacific Alliance. The Alliance seeks to attain free circulation of goods, services, capital and workers among its members (presently Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru) and strengthen their cooperation in several areas. Since it started, in 2011, it has made important advances with respect to...

  • Report  |   2017

    IMT-GT Implementation Blueprint 2017- 2021

    Author(s): Centre for IMT-GT Subregional Cooperation

    The Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Implementation Blueprint (IB) 2017-2021 contains the first batch of five-year strategies towards implementing the new long-term vision for IMT-GT, i.e., IMT-GT Vision 2036 (Vision 2036).  Trade Transport ICT Energy Centre for IMT-GT Subregional Cooperation Download PDF https://www.adb.org/...

  • Report  |   2017

    IMT-GT Vision 2036

    Author(s): Centre for IMT-GT Subregional Cooperation

    IMT-GT Vision 2036 (Vision 2036) was developed to respond to its development potential and challenges as espoused through the SWOT analysis that was prepared in the Comprehensive Review of IMT-GT Strategy.  Vision 2036 features key elements of the new regional economic development paradigms, such as giving greater emphasis on a deeper level of...

  • 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...

  • Presentation  |   2018

    Strengthening Connectivity of Countries in South and Central Asia, Particularly Landlocked and Least Developed Countries, to Link with Sub-Regional and Regional Transport and Trade Networks

    Author(s): Alexopoulos, Konstantinos

    Connectivity has a vital role to play in unlocking full trade and economic potential of countries of the Southern and Central Asian subregions. With the aim of assisting Southern Asian countries to fully utilize the possibilities of AH and TAR corridors, to connect markets internally as well as with those of Europe, Central Asia and South-East...

  • Report  |   2013

    Cross-Border Trade in Electricity and the Development of Renewables-Based Electric Power Lessons from Europe

    Author(s): Bahar, Heymi ; Sauvage, Jehan

    The uptake of renewable energy (RE) has been identified by a number of governments as a primary means for mitigating CO2 emissions from the electricity sector, and for making the transition to a low-carbon economy. The electric power output of some RE technologies, however, including those based on intermittent wind and solar energy, can vary...

  • Report  |   2015

    Broadband Infrastructure Sharing Policies and Strategies in Emerging Markets

    Author(s): Association for Progressive Communications

    In the quest for universal access, this study shows that the cost of network deployment can be dramatically reduced if operators collaborate with each other in deploying fibre optic backbones or masts for wireless broadband. The report points out that even greater savings can be made if other utilities such as roads, rail lines, pipelines and...

  • Report  |   2017

    PPIAF Annual Report 2017

    Author(s): The Public–Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)

    The Public–Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) 2015–2017 Strategy provides the opportunity to look back and analyze long-term trends in regards to its mandate and strategy targets. This report provides a qualitative cross-section of the breadth and width of PPIAF’s portfolio of activities, with snapshots of specific outcomes and...

  • Discussion Paper  |   May 2018

    Why Connectivity Matters

    Author(s): World Bank Singapore Hub / Global Infrastructure Connectivity Alliance

    A draft Discussion Paper developed by the team from the World Bank Singapore Hub leading the GICA Secretariat and featured in the June 2018 Virtual Discussion on LinkedIn. The idea of connectivity has risen to prominence as sine qua non in the modern economy. Increasing connectivity is one of the defining trends of the 21st century. This is...

  • Report  |   April 2018

    2017 Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) Annual Report

    Author(s): Saha, Deblina ; Hong,Seong Ho ; Modi, Akhilesh ; Zemlytska, Iuliia

    The annual update of the Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) database analyzes private infrastructure investment in low and middle-income countries for 2017. The update has traditionally looked at energy, transport, as well as water and sewerage investment. This year, the report adds data on information and communication technologies (...

  • Report  |   2017

    Emerging Trans-Regional Corridors: South and Southeast Asia

    Author(s): Yhome, K ; Chaturvedy, Rajeev Ranjan

    A broadly interconnected Asia sees the simultaneous rise of India and China as strong states and even stronger markets. New ideas and initiatives of trans-regional economic corridors to further link regions of Asia and beyond have been emerging in recent years. China has initiated the Silk Road Economic Belt and Maritime Silk Road (together 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

    2016 Progress Survey Report of Infrastructure Projects in CADP 2.0

    Author(s): Mori, Nobuyuki ; Nishida, Yoshiki ; Fujisawa, Takafumi

    The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) submitted the Comprehensive Asia Development Plan 2.0 (CADP 2.0) to the East Asia Summit in 2015. CADP 2.0 updates the infrastructure projects from the first CADP, reformulates the conceptual framework for connectivity and innovation, and discusses the quality of infrastructure...

  • 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...

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