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  • Visit to Viet Nam

    ADB President Takehiko Nakao met with Viet Nam’s State President Truong Tan Sang and Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

  • ADB-Japan Scholars

    ADB officials and staff met with the ADB-Japan Scholarship Program administrators and scholars at the International Rice Research Institute in Los Baños in the Philippines.

  • Development Partners’ Meeting

    ADB Managing Director General Juan Miranda welcomed representatives of Department for International Development, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and the World Bank to discuss ways to support regional cooperation in Asia.


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.


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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