In the Spotlight

  • Low Oil Prices in Asia

    Chief Economist Shang-Jin Wei considers the impact low oil prices are having on economic growth and inflation in consuming and producing countries in developing Asia.

  • Girls in Sri Lankan Schools Gain Access to Science and Technology

    A loan from ADB is helping Sri Lanka upgrade secondary schools, giving many girls the opportunity of achieving their dream of qualifying in science and technology subjects and ultimately working in male-dominated professions.

  • Preety Bhandari on Why a Climate Deal is Critical for Asia

    Preety Bhandari, a Director of ADB's Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, focuses on how ADB is working to tackle climate change as well as the importance of a comprehensive climate deal in Paris for the poor in Asia and the Pacific.

  • Views on Tackling Climate Change

    Experts and youth express their thoughts about tackling climate change ahead of major talks on the issue in Paris, which aim to finalize a global agreement on mitigating and adapting to a changing climate.

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.

ADB on Youtube

Watch videos that increase your understanding of Asia and the Pacific with economic analysis, social issues and development insights.

Latest Videos

  • April 2014

    ADB and Kazakhstan: Connecting East and West

    In landlocked Kazakhstan, connectivity is key to economic development. The government is upgrading more than 2,700 km of road to eventually link the People's Republic of China to Europe.
  • April 2014

    Asian Development Outlook 2014

    Deputy Chief Economist Juzhong Zhuang discusses the macroeconomic outlook for developing Asia in 2014 and beyond.
  • April 2014

    Greater Public Spending Needed to Reduce Inequality

    Governments in the region should tackle widening inequality that is keeping millions poor, by using fiscal policy to close gaps and promote more inclusive growth, says the theme chapter of Asian Development Outlook 2014.
  • April 2014

    Asian Development Outlook 2014 Launch

    9:30AM, Tuesday, 1 April 2014 at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong, China
  • March 2014

    Gender Equality and Islam

    Ratna Osman, Executive Director of the Malaysian group Sisters in Islam discusses the challenges associated with the struggle for gender equality in Muslim societies like Malaysia.
  • March 2014

    A Glimmer of Hope for Afghanistan

    Years of conflict and war has made Afghanistan one of the poorest nations in Asia. The country is struggling to improve its infrastructure, institutions, governance and security. The Asian Development Bank plays a key role in helping the country get back on its feet by providing electricity, setting up a telecommunications systems and linking the country to the region through railways and roads. Among the ADB flagship projects in Afghanistan is the construction of the 75-kilometer railway line between Mazar-e-Sharif and the Uzbekistan border.
  • March 2014

    Impact of Abenomics on Japan and the Region

    Dean-designate of the Asian Development Bank Institute, Naoyuki Yoshino, talks about the the economic impact of Abenomics. He began by discussing what structural reforms are needed in the Japanese economy for the goals of Abenomics to be fully realised.
  • March 2014

    Empowering Women in Asia and the Pacific through New Millennium Development Goals

    Roberta Clarke, UN Women Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, discusses how the post-2015 Millennium Development Goal agenda should more fully empower women.
  • February 2014

    Empowering Women in Nauru

    As Nauru formulates its first ever National Women's Policy with ADB assistance, Nauruan women discuss why the policy is important and the benefits it can bring to the country.
  • February 2014

    Public-Private Partnerships in India

    As India moves to extend public-private partnerships to less traditional sectors of the economy, Joint Secretary for Infrastructure in the Ministry of Finance, Sharmila Chavaly, outlines the government's priorities.