ADB Today

  • 5th Asian Development Forum

    At the forum in Ha Noi, ADB President Takehiko Nakao delivered the keynote address and discussed an 8-point development agenda for sustained growth in Asia. The 5th Asian Development Forum was chaired by Viet Nam Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh.

  • Meeting on Accountability Mechanisms

    In London, ADB joined the 11th meeting of independent accountability mechanisms hosted by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). They discussed lessons learned from recent reviews, changing lending modalities and policy environment, compliance reviews, dispute resolutions, and challenges.

Highlights

Shrinivas Kowligi, who leads IBM's Smarter Cities initiatives across ASEAN countries, explains how new approaches can help with traffic management in Asia.

A study recommends building partnerships with local farmers to boost incomes and protect the coastal wetlands in Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China.

Improving the well-being of the poor across Asia and the Pacific entails looking beyond traditional indicators such as the $1.25 a day poverty line.

Publications

After 3 years of historic reforms, Myanmar has entered a pivotal stage in its socioeconomic development. This publication examines how to leverage the opportunities and offers solutions to the challenges.

Reforming state-owned enterprises in the Pacific is a vital step needed to create private investment opportunities, reduce the costs of doing business, and improve service delivery in the local economies.

Water availability is constraining Mongolia's development as energy facilities, mining operations, agriculture, and urban residents compete for scarce water resources.

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