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Asia Uniquely Positioned to Lead Global Knowledge Economy - ADB

Asian countries have a unique opportunity to transform themselves and leapfrog older technologies to lead the global knowledge-based economy of the future, says a new report from ADB.

New Creative Productivity Index to Help Foster Innovation in Asia

A new Creative Productivity Index developed by ADB and Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Japan and the Republic of Korea as countries most efficient in the Asia and Pacific region at turning creative inputs into tangible innovation. Myanmar, Pakistan, and Cambodia, by contrast, are ranked as the least efficient innovators.

Human Capital, Infrastructure Key to Myanmar Growth, Says ADB

Myanmar must upgrade its infrastructure and improve the quality of human capital if it is to achieve sustainable economic growth and reap the full benefits from its ambitious reform agenda, says a new ADB report on the country’s growth prospects.

ADB Launches Asia Women Leaders Program

ADB today launched the Asia Women Leaders Program to address a glaring absence of women from leadership roles in Asia and the Pacific.

New ADB Office to Provide Independent PPP Transaction Advisory Services

ADB today opened a new office to provide governments with independent advice on shaping public-private partnerships (PPPs), a key conduit for greater infrastructure investment in developing Asia.

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.

GMS Economic Corridors Must Yield More Jobs and Investment, Forum Hears

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) needs to ensure that economic corridors yield benefits in terms of trade, investment, and jobs, participants at the 6th GMS Economic Corridors Forum (ECF) heard today.

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, Japan Projects to Improve Lives, Incomes of Poor Myanmar Communities

Three grant projects to improve the lives and health of poor and vulnerable communities in Myanmar are set for rapid implementation following the recent signing of financing agreements between the Ministry of Finance and the ADB. The grant projects, totaling a combined $26 million, are being financed by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction and administered by ADB.