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Increasing Benefits Through Economic Corridor Development in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

dc.contributor.authorBarend Frielink
dc.contributor.authorShunsuke Bando
dc.description.abstractSpecial economic zones play an important role in the development of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) which is home to 328 million people. The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) shares borders with the other five GMS countries. However, it is not always clear to what extent the Lao PDR has benefited from the GMS program. This study identifies opportunities for the Lao PDR to increase the benefits it derives from GMS projects, particularly economic corridors. It emphasizes that regional governance arrangements can never be a substitute for national governance arrangements. Instead, national policies, capacities, and implementation arrangements will determine how the Lao PDR can maximize the potential benefits from GMS projects.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titleIncreasing Benefits Through Economic Corridor Development in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertRegional Economy
dc.subject.expertRegional Trading Arrangements
dc.subject.expertRegional Trade Integration
dc.subject.expertRegional Economic Integration
dc.subject.expertRegional Cooperation
dc.subject.expertInterregional Cooperation
dc.subject.expertTrade Disputes
dc.subject.expertTrade Barriers
dc.subject.expertFree Trade
dc.subject.expertTrade Agreements
dc.subject.expertIntraregional Trade
dc.subject.adbGovernment Policy
dc.subject.adbRegional Organization
dc.subject.adbRegional Plans
dc.subject.adbEconomic integration
dc.subject.adbRegional Development Bank
dc.subject.adbPreferential tariffs
dc.subject.adbInternational negotiation
dc.subject.adbProtectionist measures
dc.subject.adbAccess to markets
dc.subject.adbEconomic agreements
dc.subject.adbInternational trade law
dc.subject.adbRegional integration
dc.subject.adbTrade relations
dc.subject.adbEconomic integration
dc.subject.adbEconomic integration
dc.subject.adbDevelopment Bank
dc.subject.adbTrade policy
dc.subject.naturalRegional economics
dc.subject.naturalRegional planning
dc.subject.naturalRegional disparities
dc.subject.naturalRegional economic disparities
dc.subject.naturalRegional economic blocs
dc.subject.naturalIndustrial arbitration
dc.subject.naturalFree trade
dc.title.seriesADB Southeast Asia Working Paper Series
dc.title.volumeNo. 17
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.adminregionSoutheast Asia Region
oar.countryLao People's Democratic Republic
oar.authorFrielink, Barend
oar.authorBando, Shunsuke

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    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Southeast Asia Working Paper Series is a forum for stimulating discussion and eliciting feedback on ongoing and recently completed economic, sector, and policy work undertaken by ADB staff, consultants, or resource persons in the context of the operational work of ADB’s Southeast Asia Department. The series deals with economic and development issues in Southeast Asia and aims to enhance knowledge of the region’s development and policy challenges, strengthen subregional and country operations, and contribute to policy dialogue at the national and regional levels. The ADB Southeast Asia Working Paper Series is a quick-disseminating, informal publication whose titles could subsequently be revised for publication as articles in professional journals or as chapters in books. Maintained by the Southeast Asia Department, the purpose of the series is to disseminate the findings of works in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas. The emphasis is on getting findings out quickly even if the presentation of the work is less than fully polished.

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