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ADB Loans Support More Irrigation Upgrades in Pakistan’s Punjab

ADB has approved project loans of $150 million to upgrade two key barrages in Pakistan’s Punjab region, which will support livelihoods for hundreds of thousands of farm families and reduce flood risks.

ADB President Reaffirms Support for Pakistan’s Development and Flood Reconstruction

ADB President Takehiko Nakao today met with Pakistan Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to discuss ADB’s partnership with Pakistan and the country’s development opportunities.

PHOTO RELEASE: President Nakao Meets Pakistan’s Prime Minister

ADB President Takehiko Nakao and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 17 September met in Islamabad to discuss ADB’s partnership and major development challenges. Mr. Nakao appreciated government’s efforts to put Pakistan's economy on a sustainable growth path and encouraged continued reforms to boost development, promote regional integration, and reduce poverty.

PHOTO RELEASE: President Nakao Meets Pakistan President

ADB President Takehiko Nakao on 16 September called on Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad to express his sympathy for the loss of life and damages from recent floods.

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.

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.

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.