This year's Governors' Seminar (GS) aimed to stir debate and explored the next stage of Asia's economic transformation. The discussion focused on the welfare impact any potential economic slowdown and rebalancing would have on poverty, inequality, employment, and the environment.

With more than half of world's population now living in urban areas, urban risk has become an increasingly important development issue. The processes and economics of urban risk reduction were discussed at the 2012 ADB Annual meeting.

An ADB-funded scholarship program changes the life of a poor but deserving scholar in the central Philippine city of Cebu.