Climate change poses threats to public health in the Greater Mekong Subregion, which is already experiencing hotter weather, longer dry seasons, and changing rainfall patterns.
The Asian Development Bank supports the People's Republic of China's reform agenda by fostering inclusive economic growth, mainstreaming environmentally sustainable development, and promoting regional and South–South cooperation.
The Asian Development Bank's assistance to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic focuses on four core sectors: agriculture, natural resources, and rural development; education; energy; and water and other municipal infrastructure.
The Asian Development Bank supports Viet Nam in promoting job creation and competitiveness, increasing the inclusiveness of infrastructure and service delivery, and improving environmental sustainability and climate change response.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (13 April 2018) — The Asian Development Bank’s Trade Finance Program and Orient Commercial Bank today signed a $10 million loan agreement to further support trade in Viet Nam.
YANGON, MYANMAR (11 April 2018) — Myanmar’s economy is projected to stay on a steady growth path over the next two years, supported by economic reforms, strong global growth, and higher foreign direct investment flows, according to a new Asian Development Bank report launched today.
HONG KONG, CHINA (11 April 2018) — Strong consumer spending, rising exports, and steady public spending are helping the world’s second largest economy maintain its growth momentum, but tax and other structural reforms are needed in the People’s Republic of China for continued inclusive and sustainable development, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank.
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (11 April 2018) — Cambodia’s economy is expected to grow at 7% in 2018 and 2019, bolstered by solid global economic growth, according to the Asian Development Bank's flagship annual economic publication, Asian Development Outlook 2018, released today.
Singapore-based agribusiness group Olam International has secured $163 million in financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), including $80 million in loans for its coffee subsidiary in Viet Nam.
The 6th Greater Mekong Subregion Summit of Leaders issued a joint declaration, entitled "Leveraging 25 Years of Cooperation for a Sustainable, Integrated and Prosperous GMS," in Ha Noi, Viet Nam on 31 March 2018.
HA NOI, VIET NAM (31 March 2018) — Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao today congratulated the six member countries at the Summit of the Greater Mekong Subregion on 25 years of successful regional cooperation. He reaffirmed ADB’s continued support to the program, with $7 billion expected over the next 5 years to help the subregion achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development.
The Regional Investment Framework 2022 is the medium-term pipeline of priority projects in the Greater Mekong Subregion. It was adopted during the 6th GMS Summit of Leaders on 31 March 2018 in Ha Noi.
This infographic shows the progress made by the Greater Mekong Subregion in the last 25 years. It also presents strategies and plans in the coming years.
Since 1992, the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) program has helped connect countries, enhanced nations’ competitiveness, and bring communities even closer together. By embracing cooperation, the GMS program has helped spawn an extraordinary transformation for the region and its people.