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  • Flood Relief for Solomon Islands

    A grant designed to help fund relief efforts following recent floods in the Solomon Islands was approved. The grant was sourced from the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund.

  • East Asia Policy Dialogue

    About 500 officials, business representatives, and scholars attended a policy dialogue held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on the link between economic competitiveness and productivity.

  • High-level Tax Conference

    ADB officials presented the Asian Development Outlook 2014 theme chapter on fiscal policy for inclusive growth at the 5th IMF-Japan tax conference held in Tokyo, Japan.


With help from ADB, many of Kazakhstan's small and medium businesses are expanding, providing jobs and creating wealth.

Trade within Asia has risen to around 54% of total trade but countries need to continue working together to strengthen their economic links, says new ADB report.

Profit-making companies that provide solutions to the problems of the poor are important new players in the world of international development.


A range of Greater Mekong Subregion Program projects in the road transport, health, tourism, and energy sectors are analyzed to assess their socioeconomic impact.

In this issue: A Comprehensive Analysis of Poverty in India, Foreign Direct Investment and the Survival of Domestic Private Firms in Viet Nam, Spatial Price Differences and Inequality in the People's Republic of China: Housing Market Evidence, Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks on the Exchange Rate in the Republic of Korea: Capital Flows in Stock and Bond Markets, Inclusive Growth: When May We Expect It? When May We Not?, Globalization and the Quality of Asian and Non-Asian Jobs, Measuring the Connectedness of the Financial System: Implications for Risk Management

What are the innovations needed to reform the current institutional architecture in Asia? Will a region-wide economic community ever be achieved? How will regionalism impact on domestic reforms in Asian countries?


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