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Subregional Development Strategy in ASEAN After COVID-19: Inclusiveness and Sustainability in the Mekong Subregion (Mekong 2030)

Date:
12 November 2020
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The Mekong Subregion (MSR) has been a model subregional development initiative, having achieved high economic growth and rapid poverty alleviation with extensive and innovative international collaboration over the past 3 decades. The remaining development gaps within the region remain substantial, however.

Over the next decade, the MSR will face the challenge of raising the whole region to upper middle-income status. To achieve inclusive and sustainable economic growth, clear policy guidance will be required to upgrade its industrial structure and enhance people's welfare.

This report proposes four priority policy areas – connectivity, industrialisation, human welfare, and sustainability – and provides a series of policy recommendations.

The subregional approach has proved to be particularly effective for addressing development gaps, enhancing connectivity, and promoting international coordination. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is encouraged to continue to adopt a multilayered approach to deeper economic integration and to activate other subregional initiatives.

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Subregional Development Strategy in ASEAN after COVID-19: Inclusiveness and Sustainability in the Mekong Subregion (Mekong 2030)

Contents

 Title page

Foreword and Acknowledgements

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

List of Figures and Tables

Main Report

Main Report

Background Papers

Mekong Subregion: Development and Cooperation and Status

Infrastructure Development, Trade Facilitation, and Industrialisation in the Mekong Region

Data Connectivity in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Small and Medium-sized enterprises in the Mekong Subregion

Human Capital Development in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Health Services in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Environmental and Sustainability Challenges in the Mekong Subregion

Fostering Energy Market Synergies in the Mekong Subregion and ASEAN

Water Resources Management in the Mekong Basin

 

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