The Comprehensive Asian Development Plan 2.0 (CADP 2.0): Infrastructure for Connectivity and Innovation
By ERIA CADP Research Team
Posted: November 2015
The original version of the Comprehensive Asia Development Plan (CADP), which was submitted to the East Asia Summit in 2010 (ERIA, 2010), presented a grand spatial design of economic infrastructure and industrial placement in ASEAN and East Asia and claimed to pursue both deepening economic integration and narrowing development gaps.
The Comprehensive Asia Development Plan 2.0 (CADP 2.0): Infrastructure for Connectivity and Innovation, which was submitted to the 10th East Asia Summit in 2015, expands the framework of the original version of CADP to a new development strategy that guides the prioritisation and selection of hard and soft infrastructure projects for connectivity and innovation. The CADP 2.0 also highlights the importance of 'the quality of infrastructure' and 'the quality of infrastructure projects'.
CADP 2.0 connects the conceptual framework with actual hard and soft infrastructure projects. The CADP 2.0 lists 120 projects by tier, sector, and target outcome (i.e. connectivity or innovation), which are selected from the 761 prospective projects. CADP 2.0 makes the quantitative assessment of hard and soft infrastructure development in the horizon of 2030 with the IDE/ERIA-GSM (Geographical Simulation Model).