ADB Today

  • Meeting with Pakistan President

    ADB President Takehiko Nakao called on Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad to express sympathy for lives and properties lost in recent floods.

  • Asia-Europe Meeting

    In Milan, Italy, ADB joined finance ministers of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to discuss opportunities for economic cooperation.

  • Financing Transport

    At the Transport Forum in Manila, ADB Managing Director General Juan Miranda highlighted ADB’s role in facilitating private investments to meet transport infrastructure needs in Asia and the Pacific.


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.

Using the power of the sun to dry fruit has resulted in a dramatic increase in the value of apricots for growers in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Live Online Schedule (Manila time)
Forum Opening and Dialogue on Key Issues, 15 Sept. 0900-1045
Financing Sustainable Transport Projects in Asia and the Pacific, 16 Sept. 0900-1030


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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