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ADB's 47th Annual Meeting in Astana to Focus on Connectivity

About 3,000 participants including finance ministers, central bank governors, business leaders, investors, journalists, and civil society representatives from across the world are set to gather in Astana, Kazakhstan 2-5 May for ADB’s 47th Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors.

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.

More Decent Work for Women Key to Asia's Economic, Social Progress - Studies

Giving women in Asia more opportunities to secure decent, productive work will have major social and economic spinoffs for the region and is essential for inclusive growth, say a series of new studies from ADB.

Online Media Registration Opens for ADB's 47th Annual Meeting

ADB has opened online media registration for the 47th Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors, to be held at the Palace of Independence in Astana, Kazakhstan from 2-5 May 2014.

Developing Asia Growth Outlook Steady As Industrial Economies Firm

An improving growth outlook in Japan and the United States paired with stronger-than-expected performance in the People’s Republic of China support a steady growth outlook for developing Asia, says a new ADB report.

CAREC to Support Key New Routes to Boost Regional Trade

The 10 members of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation program will develop key new road and rail routes linking Central Asia to People’s Republic of China and South Asia between now and 2020 to realize the huge trade potential between the three regions.

ADB President Meets Prime Minister on Annual Meeting, Attends CAREC Conference

The President of ADB, Takehiko Nakao, is in Astana, Kazakhstan to discuss ADB Annual Meeting preparations with the Government of Kazakhstan and to attend the 12th Ministerial Conference on Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation.

Power Swaps Can Help Asia-Pacific Manage Daunting Future Energy Needs - Report

Cross-border power exchanges can play a central role in helping Asia and the Pacific meet its booming demand for power, which is set to sharply outpace the rest of the world’s over the next two decades, says a comprehensive new report from ADB.

Asia Must Step Up Governance Reforms to Sustain Growth and Development

Asia and the Pacific's economic gains must be matched by stepped-up efforts on governance so that growth benefits can be more evenly shared and development progress locked in, says a new ADB report.