ADB Today

  • Energy Outlook in Asia

    In Manila, Philippines, ADB Vice-President Bindu Lohani reiterated the importance of energy security in the region in the coming years in his opening remarks at the launch of the publication, Asia's Energy Challenge: Key Issues and Policy Options.

  • Harvard Lecture

    ADB Vice-President Thierry de Longuemar delivered a lecture on the internationalization of the renminbi at the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Logistics Congress

    In Istanbul, Turkey, ADB participated in a world congress in logistics organized by the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations.

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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