37549-012: Support for South Asia Regional Economic Cooperation

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


South Asia has posted strong economic growth in recent years and has increased its share of the world output from 4.4% in 1997 to almost 6% in 2008. However, South Asia is not the only region with the largest number of people living below the poverty line; it is also the least integrated region in Asia with only 5.5% of intra-regional trade share in 2008. Furthermore, the recent uncertainties caused by various shocks including climate change , spike in food prices, volatile energy prices, ... Read More

Country Regional
Project Number 37549-012
Type or Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Numbers TA No. 7491
TA No. -
Approval Date 31 Aug 2015
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 6,920
Geographical Location South Asian countries and its neighbors
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity transmission and distribution
Rail transport (non-urban)
Road transport (non-urban)
Transport policies and institutional development
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 4: No gender elements (NGE)


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