ADB Today

  • Internationalization of Renminbi

    In Singapore, ADB Vice-President Thierry de Longuemar gave the keynote speech at the National Asset-Liability Management Conference. He discussed the internationalization of the renminbi and its growth as a currency of global influence.

  • Knowledge Sharing on Regional Cooperation

    About 60 civil servants from the Greater Mekong Subregion participated in the ADB-Phnom Penh Plan Leaders Networking for Knowledge event. Lessons and recommendations for Cambodia to maximize benefits and minimize risks in regional integration were presented.


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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