Migration in the Asia-Pacific region is diverse and enduring. It cannot be handled by one country alone. Regional cooperation is needed.
Ronald Antonio Butiong
Ronnie provides relevant technical advice to ADB’s regional cooperation and integration operations. He develops and maintains thematic policies, strategies, operational plans, and directional papers to guide bankwide regional cooperation and integration work, and ensures alignment with ADB’s Strategy 2030. Ronnie has over 25 years of experience in working on various regional cooperation initiatives, including the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation program, the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation program, and the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Program.
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Pandemic Partners: Regional Cooperation Has Helped Asia and the Pacific Mitigate and Recover from COVID-19
The region’s success with decades of growth and poverty reduction is due in large part to the international movement of trade, capital, people, knowledge, and resources – not only within the region but with the rest of the world. This type of regional cooperation is also a powerful tool in addressing the pandemic.
SASEC is piloting an electronic cargo tracking system to make cargo transit more efficient and speed up customs processes.
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.