ADB Approves $21.02 Billion in Financing in 2013

The substantial lending volume reflects Asia’s continued need for development assistance, despite impressive growth and poverty reduction efforts in recent years. Read More

Learning from Rapid Urbanization in the People’s Republic of China

The economic rise and successful urbanization of the People's Republic of China (PRC) is a unique model offering lessons for the rest of Asia and the Pacific. Read More

Small Bite, Big Threat: Vector-Borne Diseases in Asia

On World Health Day 2014, we focus on vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria that are threatening the lives of millions across Asia and the Pacific. Read the transcript. Read More

Developing Asia To Extend Steady Growth in 2014

Higher demand from recovering advanced economies will be dampened somewhat by moderating growth in the PRC, says new ADB report. Read More


The growing importance of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the global economy and increased emphasis on rebalancing growth require ADB to ensure its operations are relevant and responsive to the country’s needs and to add value to its future development. Emerging challenges include the need to further align operations with the PRC’s increased efforts to promote environmentally sustainable and inclusive growth, South-South cooperation, and knowledge sharing.

The country partnership strategy (CPS), 2011-2015, is aligned with the priorities of the PRC’s 12th Five-Year Plan, which aligns closely with those of ADB’s Strategy 2020, in particular the redoubling of efforts to promote socially inclusive development and environmental protection. The CPS also reflects the PRC’s changing circumstances as a rapidly growing middle-income country.

Fast Facts

1,354.04 (2012)
Population in millions

0.5% (2010-2012)
Annual population growth rate

10.2% (2012)
Rural population living below the national poverty line