Over the past 2 decades, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and its developing member countries have worked together to promote regional cooperation and integration (RCI). Evolving economic conditions continually pose new challenges to RCI efforts. In March 2012, about 160 representatives from Asia and the Pacific met to share their RCI experiences and discuss strategies for deepening RCI in the region. This summary of the conference features the discussions and presentations including information on major RCI programs. It aims to improve understanding of RCI and help guide future strategies within the region.
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About the Asian Development Bank ADB’s vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty. Its mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Despite the region’s many successes, it remains home to approximately two-thirds of the world’s poor: 1.6 billion people who live on less than $2 a day, with 733 million struggling on less than $1.25 a day. ADB is committed to reducing poverty through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration. Based in Manila, ADB is owned by 67 members, including 48 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.