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Broader View of Poverty Underscores Critical Long-Term Challenge—ADB

Poverty will remain a critical challenge for Asia and the Pacific in the coming decades, requiring a greater focus on efforts to address food insecurity and economic vulnerability, says a new ADB report.

Conflict between Brown and Green Growth Can Be Narrowed, Says Study

Asia’s governments must make tough choices in energy investments that can provide affordable energy while meeting pressing environmental objectives, especially on climate change, says a study by ADB's Independent Evaluation Department.

ADB Maintains Developing Asia Growth Forecast

Developing Asia remains on track toward steady growth in 2014 despite slower-than-expected growth in the United States in the first quarter, says a new ADB report.

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

Asia and the Pacific is the most dynamic region in the world. Yet, poverty remains the biggest challenge. 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.

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.

Landmark Cofinancing Accord Signed by ADB and Kazakhstan

ADB President Takehiko Nakao signed a groundbreaking cofinancing framework with Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov at the opening ceremony of ADB’s 47th Annual Meeting today in Astana. The agreement sets forth a new paradigm for partnership on the country’s development agenda. The signing was witnessed by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Landmark Cofinancing Accord Signed by ADB and Kazakhstan (Photo Release)

ADB President Takehiko Nakao and Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov today signed a landmark cofinancing agreement under which ADB will help the government implement its development program.

Post 2015 Development Agenda Must Tackle Inequality, Environment Goals

The post-2015 global development agenda will need to deal with unfinished business, including ongoing poverty, and tackle newer concerns like rising inequality and climate change, delegates at an ADB Annual Meeting seminar said today.

Asia's Future Growth Depends on Boosting Knowledge and Innovation

Shifting from low-cost manufacturing to economies based on knowledge, innovation, and high-end services is imperative if developing Asia is to sustain its high growth rate, experts said today at an ADB seminar.

Domestic and Regional Measures Needed to Shield Against Future Crises - Governors' Seminar

Greater international cooperation as well as domestic measures are needed if economies are to protect themselves in the face of future crises, high-level policymakers and market experts at the Governors' Seminar - titled Reducing Vulnerability: Learning From Past Crises - told delegates at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of ADB today.