Colombo Plan (CP)

What is Colombo Plan (CP)?

Colombo Plan (CP) meaning

established – May 1950 proposal was adopted; 1 July 1951 commenced full operations


aim – to promote economic and social development in Asia and the Pacific


members – (27) Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, NZ, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, US, Vietnam



reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017.