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Improve Governance to Sustain Progress in Asia: Independent Evaluation at ADB

Weak governance underlies Asia’s most pressing challenges of income inequality and environmental degradation that threaten the continuation of the region’s strong economic performance, finds a study by Independent Evaluation at the ADB.

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.

Structural Reforms More Important Than Growth Targets in PRC, Says ADB

teady consumption and rising external demand will support economic growth in the People’s Republic of China this year, especially if the government continues an accommodative macroeconomic policy package, the ADB said in a new report released today.

Asia's Bonds Face Rising Risks from US Rates, Mid-East Tensions, PRC Property

Emerging East Asia’s local currency bonds have performed well so far in 2014 but an earlier-than-anticipated US rate hike, a slowing property market in the People’s Republic of China, and higher risk aversion and inflation due to Middle East tensions could undermine that, says a new report from the ADB.

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.

PRC Needs Knowledge-Driven Growth to Avoid Middle-Income Trap – Report

The People’s Republic of China is one of the world’s greatest economic success stories, but the country requires a sharper, knowledge-driven development strategy to lift the country to high-income status, says a new ADB report.

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.