ADB Today

  • Bankers' Summit

    In Singapore, ADB President Takehiko Nakao delivered the keynote address to international bankers at the Institute of International Finance Asia-Pacific CEO Summit.

  • SME Financing

    ADB has signed a $40 million loan agreement with Khan Bank, one of the biggest banks in Mongolia, to support micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises.

  • Urban-Rural Reform

    In the People's Republic of China, ADB officials visited beneficiaries of the Chongqing Urban-Rural Infrastructure Development Demonstration Project and met with senior officials.


Join sustainable development experts John Soussan and Stein Hansen for a live online chat on rural poverty.
Wed, 22 October 2014 - 06:00 to 07:00 GMT

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.

Mongolia's traditional ger tents are being used as kindergartens, helping local authorities extend care and education to the country's growing number of young children.


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.

The Western Yunnan Roads Development project in the People's Republic of China (PRC) was launched to connect the rural, mountainous areas of Western Yunnan to the country’s regional centers, as well as to the Greater Mekong Subregion.


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