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Delegates Arrive in Bali Ahead of ADB's 42nd Annual Meeting
The first of more than 3,500 participants arrived at the Bali International Convention Centre today as registration desks opened for ADB's 42nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors.
Boost for Afghan Plan to Develop Railway System
Afghanistan's push to develop a railway system that will spur economic growth and make the country a key transit and trade route within Asia is to receive support from ADB.
Bleak Outlook for Developing Asia, But Region Can Cope with Crisis, Says ADB
ADO 2009: Economic growth will slow in 2009 to its most sluggish pace since the 1997/1998 Asian financial crisis, says Asian Development Outlook, ADB's flagship annual economic publication.
Asia Needs to Rebalance Its Growth to Endure the Global Downturn, Says ADB
ADO 2009: Developing Asia should rebalance growth to endure the global crisis and boost its resilience to large external shocks in the long run.
ADB, Afghanistan Agree on New, Five-Year Strategic Partnership
The Asian Development Bank and the Government of Afghanistan have forged a new Country Partnership Strategy 2009-2013 that retains a sharp focus on investments that will bolster the country's energy, transport, and irrigation sectors.
ADB Supports Road Network Development in Afghanistan
A $400 million multi-tranche financing facility approved by the Asian Development Bank will contribute to the Afghan Government's plan to construct about 2,900 kilometers of national roads and repair and maintain 1,500 kilometers of existing paved roads.
ADB Works with Afghan Government to Improve Energy Sector
Electricity will become available to a larger population of Afghanistan under a new Energy Sector Development Investment Program approved by the Asian Development Bank.
ADB to Help Afghanistan Rebuild Agriculture Sector
Afghanistan's agriculture sector, battered by years of war and drought, is getting support from the Asian Development Bank.
ADB President Visits Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah
The Presidents of the Islamic Development Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank have called for closer cooperation to enhance the impact of their development work in common member countries.
CAREC Countries Seek Trade Expansion through Regional Cooperation
The eight countries of the Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program today agreed on a Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan (TPSAP) to expand trade through regional cooperation.