ADB Today

  • Media Workshop

    At a workshop for journalists held in Manila, ADB President Takehiko Nakao discussed economic disparities facing the region and an eight-point development agenda for sustained growth.

  • Public Sector Accounting

    In Jakarta, ADB held a regional training workshop on strengthening public sector accounting and financial management framework.

  • Energy Cooperation

    In Nepal, ADB signed an Energy+Cooperation agreement in support of the UN’s goals to access modern energy services, improve energy efficiency, and increase renewable energy.

Highlights

Villagers across the Solomon Islands, many of them women, are receiving hands-on tuition to install and maintain small off-grid solar power schemes bringing electricity to their community.

US rate hike, a slowing property market in the People’s Republic of China and tension in the Middle East pose growing risks for region's bond markets, says latest Asia Bond Monitor.

Shrinivas Kowligi, who leads IBM's Smarter Cities initiatives across ASEAN countries, explains how new approaches can help with traffic management in Asia.

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.

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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