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  • Pacific Island Forum Leaders Meeting

    During a plenary session of the Pacific Island Forum Leaders meeting, ADB Vice-President Bruce Davis highlighted ADB support for Pacific regional integration and connectivity, including through ICT and transport initiatives.

  • Lending Workshop in the PRC

    A workshop on results- and policy-based lending was held in Beijing, People's Republic of China.

  • Emergence of Renminbi

    ADB Vice-President Thierry de Longuemar delivered a speech at the University of Sydney addressing the emergence of renminbi as an international reserve currency.


Promoting the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia helps reduce poverty.

A private sector operation funded by ADB is giving access to clean and affordable water to millions in the People's Republic of China.

ADB invests around $2 billion a year to curb food insecurity in Asia and the Pacific, where two-thirds of the world’s hungry live.


This brochure describes ADB's Water Operators Partnerships initiative in Asia, a water utility twinning program designed to promote knowledge sharing and build the capacity of water utilities. The program brings together an experienced, efficient utility (known as the mentor) and a utility needing help to improve its services (known as the recipient).

Information and communication technology facilitates the efficient delivery of health care services to rural communities.

Increasing cigarette taxes can bring about substantial fiscal, health, and poverty impacts in the People’s Republic of China, India, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.


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