ADB Today

  • Workshop in the PRC

    In Beijing, ADB President Takehiko Nakao highlighted the importance of industrial transformation supported by rigorous structural reforms in a keynote speech at a high-level workshop on the People’s Republic of China’s 13th Five-Year Plan, 2016-2020.

  • Rule of Law in Development

    ADB made a presentation on the rule of law and sustainable development in Washington, D.C. to representatives of the United States government, think tanks, NGOs, and academia.

  • Resilience and Climate Change

    In Iloilo City, Philippines, ADB officials highlighted the need for disaster prevention and commitment to undertake climate action during a conference on aquatic sciences.

Highlights

Read the live chat transcript with sustainable development experts John Soussan and Stein Hansen.

An improved road network and a new approach to the fresh produce industry are helping farmers in the Greater Mekong Subregion enter the market for organic vegetables.

Unless there is a concerted effort worldwide to cut greenhouse gas emissions, South Asia will suffer huge economic, social, and environmental damage from the consequences of climate change.

Publications

ADB's Fall 2014 catalog lists books, reports, and guides recently produced by ADB in the course of its work in development and poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific. These cover topics such as agriculture, food security, education, energy, environment, financial sector, and gender equality.

Bhutan has made impressive gains in social, economic, and political development over the years. Its unique approach to progress, expressed in the philosophy of Gross National Happiness, demonstrates the country's commitment to a model of development going beyond mere economic growth.

Asia must contain its rising demand, explore new energy supply sources and technology, and promote the regional integration of energy markets and infrastructure to secure the energy it needs to fuel economic expansion.

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