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20 Aug 2008
Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd, New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda and World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick today launched a new Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility.
29 Jul 2008
The Asian Development Bank is significantly expanding its private sector development (PSD) activities in the Pacific Islands, with a current portfolio of 63 private sector reform projects, up from 20 projects last year - effectively tripling the scope of PSD operations in the region.
8 May 2008
High oil prices are already a concern in the Pacific region, but the recent surge in world food prices has yet to be fully felt in the Pacific, according to a new Asian Development Bank study, 'Living with High Prices'.
22 Feb 2008
While Nauru will continue to rely on its relationship with donor nations, the medium-term outlook for the country's economic health is optimistic as Government reforms begin to take hold, according to the latest Asian Development Bank Country Economic Report on the small Pacific island nation.
29 Jan 2008
The Asian Development Bank is continuing the consultation process on its safeguard policies, seeking valuable feedback from stakeholder groups from across Asia and the Pacific as it updates its environment, involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples safeguard policies.
29 Nov 2007
The Asian Development Bank is providing a $1 million grant to improve the capacity of Pacific developing member countries in using statistical data for developing economic and social policies and managing their implementation.
8 Nov 2007
Japan, the Asian Development Bank and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat are launching a $1.07 million technical assistance project focused on enhancing regional cooperation among Pacific island countries.
8 Oct 2007
The Asia and Pacific region as a whole is forging ahead on many of the Millennium Development Goals, but there is uneven progress within countries and many of the less developed economies need global support to plug some of their key development gaps, says a new report released today.
1 Oct 2007
The annual update on the progress of Millennium Development Goals in the Asia and Pacific region will be unveiled on 8 October.
27 Mar 2007
ADB’s 14 Pacific developing member countries are forecast to grow by 4.5% in 2007 on the back of an acceleration in growth in Papua New Guinea and recovery in Timor-Leste, according to a major Asian Development Bank report released today.