ADB Today

  • ADB Strategy 2020 Midterm Review Action Plan

    ADB President Takehiko Nakao has approved an action plan to implement outcomes of the ADB Strategy 2020 Midterm Review.

  • Pacific Office Anniversary

    Fiji's Permanent Secretary for National Planning Pita Wise highlighted the importance of ADB's Pacific Surbregional Office in a speech marking the office's 10th year celebration.

  • Internationalization of Renminbi

    ADB Vice-President Thierry de Longuemar discussed the internationalization of the renminbi at a conference in Singapore.


ADB invests around $2 billion a year to curb food insecurity in Asia and the Pacific, where two-thirds of the world’s hungry live.

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.


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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