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Media Advisory - ADB's Capital Base

ADB's capital as of 31 December 2013 was $175.4 billion, consisting of $162.8 billion of subscribed capital and $12.6 billion of reserves.

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 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.

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.