News List

Compiled features on recent developments in regional cooperation and integration in the SASEC region.

June 2023

India, EU Convene Conference to Explore Connectivity Investments in the BBIN Subregion

The India–European Union (EU) Connectivity Conference held in Meghalaya explored connectivity investments and identified potential projects for implementation in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India’s northeastern region, and Nepal.

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Tags: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, European Union

January 2017

Commentary: Need for Re-imagining Regional Cooperation

Limited cooperation and economic integration in South Asia continue to hinder its growth potential, despite being one of the fastest-growing regions in the world. In this commentary, Dr. Shamsul Alam, Member (Senior Secretary), General Economics Division, Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh, argues for the need to think of pragmatic approaches and re-imagine regional cooperation in South Asia.

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Tags: ASEAN, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Connectivity, India, European Union, Infrastructure

January 2014

Economic Corridor Development for Inclusive Asian Regional Integration

The experience of economic corridor development in different regions across continents is examined in this publication, which shares detailed models that assess the economic impact of corridor investments. The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) model highlights the regionally inequitable impact of corridor projects and focuses on the incremental effects of infrastructure investments in terms of gains in per capita income.

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Tags: Economic corridor, European Union, Infrastructure