Sustainable Development Strategy for the Greater Mekong Subregion
"This document is expected to provide the strategic direction for the pursuit of sustainable development in the GMS. It is important to note that this document addresses the issues at the sub-regional level, building upon national level issues and policies but particularly addressing those transcending and common to the countries in the GMS.
It is expected that the document will be used by policy makers in the GMS countries as well as the offi cers and decision makers in the regional and international organizations active in the development process of the GMS. It is hoped that the various ideas and proposals made in this document are taken up by the concerned offi cials and policy/ decision-makers for necessary follow-up and implementation in order to realize the vision of sustainable development in GMS. As this document builds on the respective national sustainable development strategies (NSDS), it provides an opportunity to compare the regional priorities with respective NSDS and possibly make necessary adjustments in the national policies to be consistent with sub-regional objectives."