Role of Multi-modal Connectivity in Fostering Value Chains in the BBIN Sub-region
This report looks at how multimodal connectivity can strengthen regional value chains in the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal (BBIN) subregion. It also provides a snapshot of various multimodal connectivity initiatives, such as the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity Investment Program, the inland waterways agreement between Bhutan and Bangladesh, and the railway link between Raxaul (India) and Sirsiya (Nepal).
Author: CUTS International
Tags: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Rail, Road, Transport, SASEC
2018 Development Effectiveness Review
This report looks at the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) performance in achieving the goals set out in ADB’s Strategy 2020. In its South Asia operations, ADB supported the linking of countries through transport connectivity. ADB has committed $180 million to rehabilitate the Kanchanpur–Kamala section of the East–West Highway in Nepal to promote safety and transport connectivity. It is also committed to a $150 million project through the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program to upgrade a section of the Asian Highway connecting Manipur, India, to Myanmar and construct an international bridge between India and Nepal.
Author: Asian Development Bank
Tags: ADB, India, Jobs, Myanmar, Nepal, SASEC, Transport, Road
Impact Evaluation of Transport Interventions: A Review of the Evidence
Development of transport is integral to the development of economic corridors, regional economic integration, and trade. This publication reviews the impact of 91 transport interventions in developing countries, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal. It summarizes the project outcomes, identifies evidence gaps, and presents proposals for future directions.
Author: David A. Raitzer, Nina Blöndal, and Jasmin Sibal
Tags: Bangladesh, Regional Connectivity, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Rail, Road, Transport