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Mekong Countries to Discuss Growth Amid Water, Energy and Food Challenges
Policy-makers from the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) will meet in Bangkok next week to discuss the challenges and opportunities for balancing economic growth with environmental sustainability.
ADB Improves Aid Transparency by Joining AidFlows.org
ADB is helping provide a clearer picture of how much development aid is provided and received around the world by joining AidFlows, in partnership with the World Bank and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Media Registration Open for ADB's 45th Annual Meeting in Manila
ADB has opened online media registration for the 45th Annual Meeting of ADB's Board of Governors, to be held on 2-5 May 2012 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. This is the 15th ADB Annual Meeting to be held in the Philippines, where ADB is headquartered.
Mekong Leaders Agree on Wide-Ranging Development Plan for Next Decade
At the conclusion of the 4th Greater Mekong Subregion Summit today, leaders of the six nations that share the Mekong River agreed on a new 10-year plan to boost growth, development and poverty reduction across the GMS.
ASEAN Justices Reach Common Vision on Environment
Chief Justices and senior judiciary from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have agreed on a common vision on the role of the judiciary in tackling regional environmental challenges, such as deforestation and illegal logging, the illicit trade in wildlife, pollution and the destruction of coral reefs.
Rising Risk of Deep Eurozone-US Recessions Poses Threat to Asia
Economic growth in emerging East Asia will continue to moderate into 2012 as growing sovereign debt problems in Europe and an anemic US economy raise the spectre of a deep global economic downturn, says ADB's latest Asia Economic Monitor.
ADB Showcases Urban and Water Projects to Empower Women
Officials from 12 countries in Asia and the Pacific, along with development partners and ADB staff, are meeting to discuss best practices in improving women’s access to urban services, safe water, and improved sanitation.
New Hydro Plant to Provide Clean Energy for Thailand, Cut Poverty in Lao PDR
ADB will provide approximately $465 million to support the construction of a 440-megawatt hydropower plant that will supply power to energy-hungry Thailand and provide much-needed revenue to fund poverty reduction programs in the Lao People's Democratic Republic.
ADB Provides More Funds to Develop Lao PDR SMEs, Boost Women Entrepreneurs
ADB is providing fresh support to help the Lao People's Democratic Republic build up small and medium-sized enterprises in a bid to broaden sources of growth in the national economy.
Innovative Fund to Pave Way for Infrastructure Boom
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is creating a new fund to finance major infrastructure projects across the region.