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  • APEC Finance Ministers Meeting

    In Beijing, ADB President Takehiko Nakao gave a briefing on the economic outlook for developing Asia at the 21st Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers Meeting.

  • Asian Century

    ADB Vice-President Thierry de Longuemar gave a presentation on Seven Challenges to Achieving the Asian Century at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs in New York and Boston’s Fletcher School.

  • Financial Education

    Some 7,200 Tsak Valley residents in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea completed a financial education course supported by ADB and the Government of Australia.


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.


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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