Support for Nepal in the aftermath of the 25 April earthquake, Board approval of ADB's expanded financial capacity, discussions for future collaboration with other financial bodies, and a pledge to turn ADB into a stronger, better and faster institution were some of the highlights of the 48th ADB Annual Meeting that just concluded in Baku, Azerbaijan.
ADB will become stronger, better and faster as it scales up its operations to eliminate poverty and promote sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific, said ADB President Takehiko Nakao in his opening address to the 48th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors.
This year’s Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) took place May 2-5 against the spectacular backdrop of Azerbaijan’s capital Baku—a stunning mix of the ancient, the strikingly modern and the attractively neoclassical on the shores of the Caspian Sea. About 3,000 delegates debated the current development issues facing the Asia and Pacific region, and the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) role in addressing them.
ADB will continue to promote sustainable development and scale-up support for infrastructure, education and health, climate change and other areas, said President Takehiko Nakao in his opening address at the 48th Annual Meeting held in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The quality and efficiency of Asian cities will determine the region’s long-term productivity and overall stability. View a recording of the joint ADB-Government of Germany seminar held on the second day of the 48th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors.
On 4 May, President Takehiko Nakao opened ADB's 48th Annual Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, saying that ADB will become stronger, better and faster as it scales up its operations to eliminate poverty and promote sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.