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  • 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  |   2017

    The Asian Economic Integration Cooperation Agreement: Lessons for Economic and Social Development

    Author(s): Santos-Paulino, Amelia U.

    This paper examines the impact of regional integration on development in the ASEAN economic community. The study presents a measure of bilateral trade balances showing that despite rapid trade expansion, imports have grown faster than exports resulting in a deterioration of the trade balances in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam- the less...

  • 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  |   2012

    Infrastructure for Asian Connectivity

    Author(s): Bhattacharyay, Biswa Nath ; Kawai, Masahiro ; Nag, Rajat M

    This book addresses the prospects and challenges concerning both soft and hard infrastructure development in Asia and provides a framework for achieving Asian connectivity through regional infrastructure cooperation towards a seamless Asia. Key topics include:- demand estimates of national and regional infrastructure in transport, electricity,...

  • Report  |   2010

    Institutions for Asian Connectivity

    Author(s): Bhattacharyay, Biswa Nath

    To make Asia more economically sustainable and resilient against external shocks, regional economies need to be rebalanced toward regional demand- and trade-driven growth through increased regional connectivity. The effectiveness of connectivity depends on the quality of hard and soft infrastructure. Of particular importance in terms of soft...

  • Report  |   2017

    Comprehensive Planning of Eurasian Transport Corridors to Strengthen the Intra- and Inter-regional Transport Connectivity

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    Despite the progress achieved in Asia and the Pacific in terms of development of road and railway infrastructure, land transport is still underutilized for inter-regional connectivity between Asia and Europe, as land transport routes are heavily impeded by missing and substandard links in the infrastructure networks, as well as by complex and non...

  • Report  |   2016

    East Asia and Pacific- Enhancing ASEAN Connectivity Monitoring and Evaluation

    Author(s): Marcelo Gordillo, Darwin ; Mandri-Perrott, Xavier Cledan ; House, Ruth Schuyler

    As Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) approaches end 2015, this report takes stock of the progress to date and draws out lessons for the next stage of ASEAN’s connectivity journey. The realization of an integrated ASEAN community demands connectedness vis improved and expanded transport, communications, and energy infrastructure; the...

  • 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...

  • Policy Brief  |   2010

    MPDD Working Paper on Economic Cooperation and Connectivity in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    The region needs to invest in an efficient system of regional infrastructure for a seamless Asia to emerge. This will provide the foundation for Asian common markets and facilitate the creation of an eventual pan-Asian community. None of this will be easy, but it will have to be done by building institutions, harmonizing policies and regulations...

  • 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

    East Asian Integration: Towards an East Asian Economic Community

    Author(s): Dent, Christopher M.

    East Asia is a region of great global significance, currently accounting for around 30% of the global economy by most measures, e.g. production, trade, investment and finance. It has also become increasingly integrated in various ways. Integration at the micro-level has steadily progressed since the 1960s, as indicated by rising intraregional...

  • 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...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Infrastructure Sharing and Co-Deployment Issues

    Author(s): Beschorner, Natasha

    The Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) Steering Group Meeting (12 and 13 December 2017) and the Seventh Meeting of the Working Group on the Asian Highway Network (AH) (13 to 15 December 2017) was held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. Senior officials responsible for ICT connectivity participated in the AP-IS Steering...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Cost-Benefit Analysis of Fiber-Optic Co-Deployment with Asian Highway

    Author(s): Kiyoung, Ko

    The Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) Steering Group Meeting (12 and 13 December 2017) and the Seventh Meeting of the Working Group on the Asian Highway Network (AH) (13 to 15 December 2017 was held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. Senior officials responsible for ICT connectivity participated in the AP-IS Steering...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Building Synergies Through Co-Deployment

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    The Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) Steering Group Meeting (12 and 13 December 2017) and the Seventh Meeting of the Working Group on the Asian Highway Network (AH) (13 to 15 December 2017) was held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. Senior officials responsible for ICT connectivity participated in the AP-IS Steering...

  • Presentation  |   2018

    Strengthening Transport Connectivity in Southern & Central Asia

    Author(s): Gupta, Anil K.

    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...

  • 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

    The Case of Hedmark-Dalarna (Norway-Sweden) – Regions and Innovation: Collaborating Across Borders

    Author(s): Nauwelaers, Claire ; Maguire, Karen ; Marsan, Giulia Ajmone

    Hedmark County (Norway) and Dalarna County (Sweden) are both rural, with the border being remote from regional centres. The total population of less than half a million inhabitants spans across almost 58 800 km², with an economic output of USD 22 billion. Efforts to support collaboration at the border focus on the sector of tourism that both...

  • 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...

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