In the Spotlight

  • How Does ADB Reduce Poverty in Asia and the Pacific?

    Have you ever stopped to think about how a development bank works? The Asian Development Bank has been around for nearly 50 years now, but how does it go about reducing poverty and promoting prosperity in the Asia Pacific region?

  • Making Cities Climate Change Resilient

    ADB's Green Cities Initiative is helping cities in Asia and the Pacific better prepare for extreme and uncertain weather brought about by climate change.

  • ADB President Takehiko Nakao's Closing Press Conference

    At a press conference held on the last day of the 48th ADB Annual Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, President Takehiko Nakao thanked the Government of Azerbaijan for hosting the meeting, reaffirmed support for Nepal in the wake of April's earthquake, and gave an overview of ADB's reform agenda. President Nakao then answered questions from journalists.

  • ADB Assistance Works: Just Ask Thai Businessman Sanguan Sonklinsakul

    More than 68 million tons of cargo crossed Asian borders between 2011 and 2014 thanks to better regional connectivity. Sanguan Sonklinsakul of Thailand’s Chiang Rai Chamber of Commerce says trade with neighboring countries has increased markedly due to the many news roads in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

  • Did You Know? Asia and the Pacific

    Did you know that while Asia and the Pacific has 1/3 of the world's GDP, about 1.4 billion people in the region still live on less than $2 a day? It doesn't have to be this way. Together, we can end abject poverty in the region in our children's lifetime.

Corporate Video

This video is an introduction to ADB's work and its impact. It highlights continuing challenges faced in the Asia and Pacific region, and Strategy 2020: ADB's efforts to address these challenges.

Changing Asia

Interviews on issues that matter to developing Asia with thought leaders, innovators, visionaries, and pioneers.

Great Expectations

"Great expectations" explores development challenges in different ADB member-countries through the hopes and aspirations of their children.

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