ESCAP works on both infrastructure and operational transport connectivity along the regional land transport network, as well as selected aspects of rural connectivity. Building on the Intergovernmental Agreements on the Asian Highway, Trans-Asian Railway and Dry Ports, as well as relevant regional frameworks on transport facilitation, ESCAP uses regional and multi-stakeholder cooperation, data analysis and normative and technical assistance tools to:
- Expand and further improve upon overall regional land transport connectivity and supply chain efficiency.
- Enhance the resilience and sustainability of land transport systems and supply chains to external shocks and disruptions.
- Improve connectivity and access to markets for countries in special situations for equitable development, thus, leaving no one behind.