The Benefits of South-South Knowledge Sharing for Asia-Pacific
The joint ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative is launching a website to serve as a platform for sharing the PRC’s experiences, methods, ideas and opinions on what works and what doesn’t in development.
A Truly Global Energy Project in Uzbekistan
Sean O’Sullivan, ADB Director General for Central and West Asia, gives an update on a $1.2 billion project to improve the electricity supply with two giant gas turbines in Uzbekistan.
Why We Should be Happy When SASEC Customs Officials Talk More
More coordination and cooperation at the borders will create greater efficiencies that are passed on to traders so business becomes faster and cheaper – a cross-border win-win situation for all in South Asia.
Go Back to Basics to Help ASEAN SMEs Benefit from AEC
There is no single or simple solution to ensure SMEs benefit from regional integration schemes – ASEAN economies need to fix key productivity, regulatory, infrastructure, and financing gaps.
TPP and RCEP – Friends Not Foes
TPP and RCEP are not perfect, but they can unlock Asian trade liberalization and growth. Supporting open accession, an eventual Asia-Pacific FTA and complementary national policies will help achieve this end.
High Hopes for BBIN Vehicle Agreement, One Year On
We look forward to making more progress on implementing the pact for both passenger and freight vehicles to cross swiftly and easily between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal.
We Need Stronger Commitment on Skills Mobility to Realize the AEC
The future of the AEC depends on ASEAN member states making economic and labor market conditions more conducive for foreign workers.
Is Globalization at Risk? Regional Solutions to Global Problems
Regional solutions within Asia, reinforced by boosting inter-regional trade and investment with Europe as an engine of global growth, can help counter the threats to globalization.
RCEP - A Life Raft for Trade Liberalization in Asia
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership offers hope in in an ocean of trade policy pessimism.
Back on Track – Reviving Rail in Central Asia
Rail transport can help slash travel time, lower freight costs, and expand cross-border freight consignments across and beyond the region.