GMS Focus Areas

Agriculture in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion are working to develop agricultural practices that conserve land and water resources, while increasing productivity, particularly for small-scale farmers.

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Energy in the Greater Mekong Subregion

New energy solutions are crucial to developing the Greater Mekong Subregion, where power demand is surging. These include improving energy efficiency and cross-border power trading.

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Environment in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion are working to meet rising demand for food, energy, water, and other natural resources, while ensuring that resources are available for future generations.

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Health Cooperation and Human Resource Development in the Greater Mekong Subregion

The Working Group on Human Resource Development is being restructured to focus on health, given the strategic importance of regional cooperation in this area.

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Tourism in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Tourism is flourishing in the Greater Mekong Subregion, and countries are recognizing the need to develop tourism in ways that increase benefits to local communities and protect the environment.

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Transport and Trade Facilitation

Countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion are working to make the movement of goods and services across borders faster, easier, cheaper, more compliant, and more inclusive.

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Transport in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Developing transport infrastructure in tandem with policies and procedures for crossing borders and promoting trade has been central to efforts to interconnect the Greater Mekong Subregion countries.

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Urban Development

The Greater Mekong Subregion is working to improve the quality of life and economic vibrancy of its cities and towns by using global best practices in urban development.

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