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  • ADB and Nepal Government sign power expansion project

    Nepal Finance Secretary and ADB Alternate Governor Yuba Raj Bhusal and Nepal Country Director Kenichi Yokoyama have signed a $180 million loan and a $11.2 million grant to boost the country's power transmission and management capacity.

  • Board group visits ADB projects in Typhoon Yolanda-hit province

    ADB Board members attended a Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction grant project consultation meeting in Mayorga as part of a visit to Leyte province on 18-19 July. The group also visited farm-to-market roads and met beneficiaries of an ADB project to support fisherman.


The Philippines is working to broaden the impact of economic growth by creating opportunities for the poor and investing in the next generation.

This waterway rehabilitation project in the People's Republic of China not only restored the quality of water and improved public health, but also created a clean, green space for the community to enjoy.

Fishermen affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda learn to build sturdy new boats from fiberglass.


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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