EU cooperation with Asia, a region of diverse incomes, is at country and regional levels. The bulk of EU funding is allocated to assist sustainable development of the poorest countries including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia and Myanmar/Burma.
The EU is supporting trade liberalisation and integration spearheaded by regional organisations. In areas such as the environment, energy, climate change and higher education, cooperation with the EU is spreading know-how and informing policies region-wide. Assistance to those uprooted and displaced by natural disasters or conflict are other areas of EU support.