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27 Nov 2012
Social protection systems in most Asian countries fall far short of meeting the needs of the poor and vulnerable even though better safety nets can be affordable for poorer countries, says a new study from Independent Evaluation at ADB.
20 Nov 2012
ADB and Government of India officials have signed a $315 million ADB loan to help fund the 450-megawatt Shongtong Karcham Hydroelectric Project in the district of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh.
30 Oct 2012
ADB today approved a $400 million loan that will help the state of West Bengal in India break a cycle of debt and development spending cuts.
3 Oct 2012
Booming service industries can be a powerful engine of economic growth and job creation for developing Asia, but the sector’s true potential remains blocked by restrictions and red tape, a new ADB report shows.
3 Oct 2012
ADB is significantly scaling back 2012 and 2013 growth forecasts for developing Asia, saying that after years of rapid growth, the region must brace for a prolonged period of moderate expansion amidst an ongoing slump in global demand.
3 Oct 2012
Falling global demand and a delayed monsoon curtailing agricultural growth have exacerbated India’s recent economic slowdown, and have led to reduced growth forecasts by ADB for fiscal years 2012 and 2013.
21 Sep 2012
ADB has approved a facility that may kickstart the Indian infrastructure bond market and ultimately channel substantial amounts of domestic and international pension and insurance funds into critically needed energy, railways, roads, water, and other infrastructure and utilities.
20 Sep 2012
ADB will lend an extra $300 million to India to upgrade an additional 254 kilometers of state highways in Bihar, one of the poorest states in the country, while at the same time addressing some of the challenges of climate change.
30 Aug 2012
ASEAN nations can help avoid world rice price shocks by reducing export restrictions, placing less emphasis on self-sufficiency, retooling Thailand’s rice pledging program, and expanding coordinated rice policies with India and Pakistan, according to a series of working papers from ADB.
30 Aug 2012
A regional rice index and commodities exchange could help calm world rice price fluctuations and ensure farmers get a fair price for their rice, according to a working paper by ADB.