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ADB Named Top Development Bank, Climbs Rankings to 5th Place in Aid Transparency Index

ADB has been named as the top rated development bank in the 2014 Aid Transparency Index (ATI), an independent measurement of transparency ranking 68 of the world’s leading donor organizations published today. ADB ranks fifth overall and is one of only seven organizations in the top category of “very good” in the 2014 ATI, compiled each year by British nongovernment organization Publish What You Fund.

ADB, Japan Help GMS Countries Continue Push For Seamless Cross Border Trade

ADB and Government of Japan are providing technical assistance to help Greater Mekong Subregion member countries tackle weaknesses in sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) procedures, which are undermining cross border trade flows.

ADB Urges Asia to Take Advantage of Global Value Chain Opportunities

Asian economies—having reaped substantial gains from global value chains in the past 25 years—can extend these gains if governments and business work together to reduce tariffs and non-tariff trade barriers, and improve logistics and transport infrastructure, says a new ADB report.

Developing Asia Fastest Growing Region as Key Economies Advance Reforms

Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies in the region move ahead with structural reforms, says a new ADB report.

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.