Highlights of the 2014 Annual Meeting Knowledge Sharing and Partnership Events

The ADB Annual Meeting 2014 theme of The Silk Road—Connecting Asia with the Changing World, took a fresh look at Central Asia's pivotal role in bridging Asia with the global economy. Read More

Connectivity, Regional Cooperation, Key to Growth in Central Asia and Beyond

Connectivity and regional cooperation remain critical to sustained economic growth, an ADB seminar heard today. The seminar, Links to Prosperity: Connectivity, Trade and Growth in Developing Asia, took place at ADB’s 47th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in Astana. Read More

Landmark Cofinancing Accord Signed by ADB and Kazakhstan

ADB President Nakao signs a groundbreaking cofinancing agreement with Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov to support further development in Kazakhstan. Read More

ADB President Says Innovative Solutions Are Key to Asia's Changing Needs

ADB will sharpen its operational focus to better help its clients overcome challenges, ADB President Takehiko Nakao said today in his opening address to the 47th Annual Meeting of ADB’s Board of Governors. Read More

Highlights of the 2014 Annual Meeting Knowledge Sharing and Partnership Events

The ADB Annual Meeting 2014 theme of The Silk Road—Connecting Asia with the Changing World, took a fresh look at Central Asia's pivotal role in bridging Asia with the global economy.


Opening Remarks by ADB President Takehiko Nakao at the Meeting between CSOs and ADB Management

Opening Remarks by ADB President Takehiko Nakao at the Meeting between civil society organizations (CSOs) and ADB Management, 47th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in Astana, Kazakhstan on 2 May 2014 


Annual Meeting 2014 Ends in Astana

ADB's Annual Meeting in Astana comes to end after four days of debate, decision making and knowledge sharing with a wrap-up of the Business Session and the President's Closing Press Conference.

47th Annual Meeting - Rethinking Asia's Challenges at the Crossroads of the Silk Road

ADB's 47th Annual Meeting, held in Astana from 2 to 5 May, saw much discussion on connectivity, innovation, and the need to keep up with the demands of a changing Asia and Pacific.

Annual Meeting: President's Speech at the Opening Session

At the Opening Session of ADB's 47th Annual Meeting, President Takehiko Nakao spoke of the need for ADB to sharpen its focus to better serve the needs of a developing Asia in rapid transition. He also looked forward to the end of extreme poverty in the region by 2020.

Closing Statement by ADB President Takehiko Nakao at the 47th ADB Annual Meeting

Closing Statement by ADB President Takehiko Nakao at the 47th ADB Annual Meeting


Delegates Speak: Day 3 of ADB's 47th Annual Meeting

Delegates attend ADB's 47th Annual Meeting for a range of different reasons. Some delegates talk to ADB about the value of being part of the annual event.

Connectivity, Regional Cooperation Key to Growth in Central Asia and Beyond

Connectivity and regional cooperation remain critical to sustained economic growth, an ADB seminar heard today. The seminar, Links to Prosperity: Connectivity, Trade and Growth in Developing Asia, took place at ADB’s 47th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in Astana.

DateTitle
6 MayAzerbaijan takes over ADB Board of Governors chairmanship for 2015, TopNews.az
5 MayADB annual meeting stresses need to boost lending capacity, Kyodo/GlobalPost
Kuroda: Impact of Japan tax hike will be contained, CNBC Asia
'ADB must double lending to $20bn/year', Times of India
ADB pledges to develop regional infrastructure to combat poverty, Kyodo News/GlobalPost
ADB chief assures governors of bank's direction, BusinessWorld
South-east Asia 'very much linked to both Japan and China', StrategicRISK
PPPs future of Asia-Pacific infrastructure development - ADB, Devex
Innovative solutions are key to Asia's changing needs: Takehiko Nakao, India Infoline
Connectivity, regional cooperation key to growth in Central Asia and beyond, Bloomberg/Businessweek
More public-private partnerships can help meet development challenges, Bloomberg/Businessweek
Asean, Korea agree to boost financial ties, China Daily
Don't balk on next tax hike: IMF, Japan Times
Rajan must be respected by incoming government, Chidambaram says, Bloomberg
India must focus on making investments in infrastructure: FM, India Infoline
Indonesia no longer a fragile five: Finance Minister, CNBC Asia
Indonesia's GDP misses estimates, growing least since 2009, Bloomberg
4 MayADB stresses new priorities, BusinessWorld
ADB to enhance its activity in Asian region, Trend News Agency
ADB, Kazakhstan sign new framework agreement, Trend News Agency
Kazakhstan seeks economic diversification, fast growth in ADB deal, Thomson Reuters
ADB and Kazakhstan to sign $2.75bn SME package, Emerging Markets
India to give $30 mn to Asian Development Bank Fund, Business Standard
India, emerging markets need to increase investments, The Hindu
3 MayAsean urges members to rein in "high" debt levels, Emerging Markets

Governors' Statements