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ADB to Invest $228 Million in Energy Projects in Pacific for 2015-2017

ADB will invest $228 million in energy projects in the Pacific in the next 3 years to help the region reduce its heavy reliance on fossil fuels and support more sustainable and environmentally friendly growth, according to its new Pacific Energy Update 2014.

Greater Employment Challenges Loom in the Pacific - ADB Report

Economies across the Pacific region will face rising challenges in generating needed jobs for their rapidly growing working-age populations in coming years, according to ADB's latest Pacific Economic Monitor launched today.

$2 Million ADB Grant from Japan to Boost Trade in the Pacific Region

ADB will help identify and ease constraints on international trade in the Pacific through a $2 million technical assistance grant from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, financed by the Government of Japan.

Waste Management Schemes Helping Boost Public Health in Pacific - ADB

Innovative solid waste management systems being pioneered in the Pacific are helping to boost public health and environmental preservation, according to a new publication series from ADB.

ADB Vice-President Visits Pacific Region to Discuss Private Sector and Cofinancing Operations

ADB Vice-President Lakshmi Venkatachalam today arrived in New Zealand for a four-country visit to the Pacific region, where she will meet with senior government officials for discussions on ADB’s support. 

ADB Approved $21.02 Billion in Financing Operations in 2013

ADB approved $21.02 billion in financing operations last year, according to ADB’s 2013 Annual Report, released ahead of its 47th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors to be held 2–5 May in Astana, Kazakhstan.

ADB Sees Steady Growth for Developing Asia

Developing Asia will extend its steady economic growth in 2014 as higher demand from recovering advanced economies will be dampened somewhat by moderating growth in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), says a new ADB report.

Developing Asia Should Use Public Spending to Narrow Inequality

Widening income gaps are undermining decades of successful poverty reduction in developing Asia, meaning governments should proactively use fiscal policy to close gaps and promote more inclusive growth, says a new ADB report.

Pacific Growth to Pick Up in 2014 - ADB

Economic growth in the Pacific is projected to rise to 5.4% in 2014 from 4.8% in 2013, according to ADB's latest Asian Development Outlook 2014, launched in Sydney today.

Senior Pacific Media Gather in Sydney to Talk Business

Media industry professionals, publishers, proprietors, editors, and journalists from across the Pacific are gathering in Sydney today for the inaugural Asian Development Bank (ADB) Pacific Business Media Summit.