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?

  • First Steps in Reconstruction of Post-earthquake Nepal

    The people of Nepal are in a race against time to provide shelter to the many left homeless by the April 2015 earthquake before the peak of the monsoon season, in the knowledge that with support from the international community they can and will rebuild a stronger Nepal.

  • Volatile Market for Asia Bonds

    Protracted negotiations over the Greek debt crisis, talks of interest rates rise, an appreciating US dollar, and firmer oil prices are all contributing factors to the recent volatility of East Asian local currency bond markets, says ADB's Thiam Hee Ng.

  • Myanmar City Goes Green with Modern Urban Services

    Modern water supply and wastewater treatment services are paving the way for the transformation of the city of Mandalay in upper Myanmar into a prosperous, green urban center.

  • 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.

Latest Videos

  • May 2012

    Palawan - Paved for Progress

    In south west Philippines an upgraded road reduces travel times, creates jobs and makes tourism attractive. The road was built under the 6th Road Project, which includes a 167 dollar million loan from ADB.
  • May 2012

    2012 Annual Meeting Second Business Session

    Second Business Session of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, Manila, Philippines
  • May 2012

    Seven Billion and Growing: How Will the World Feed Itself?

    At the 2012 ADB Annual Meeting, discussions were held about the role of ADB member countries' policies in pursuing the food security agenda without compromising structural transformation and the upgrading of their economies.
  • May 2012

    2012 Annual Meeting Opening Session of the Board of Governors

    The full coverage of the opening ceremonies of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors held in Manila, Philippines, from 2 May to 5 May 2012.
  • May 2012

    2012 Annual Meeting First Business Session

    First Business Session of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, Manila, Philippines
  • May 2012

    Jeffrey Sachs Interview

    One of the world's most highly regarded development economists, Professor Jeffrey Sachs speaks on Asia's pressing climate and sustainability challenges and the urgency of policy and economic-led change.
  • May 2012

    Climate Change and Green Asia

    Asia's emerging economies have a vital role to play in promoting global moves toward sustainable development. Global society and local stakeholders increasingly expect Asian economies to behave in an environmentally responsible way. At the 2012 ADB Annual Meeting, officials, experts and academics, including Nobel laureate Rajendra Pachauri gathered to discuss one of the region's most pressing issues.
  • May 2012

    Confronting Asia's Rising Inequality

    Although Asia's impressive growth looks set to continue, new research from ADB's Asian Development Outlook 2012 report shows that regional inequality is rising. Much of this inequality is within countries, creating a new rich-poor social and economic divide.
  • May 2012

    Harnessing the Sun to Generate Clean, Green Energy in India

    India's largest photovoltaic solar power plant and another new ADB-financed solar energy project in the Great Indian Thar Desert aim to spark private sector interest and investment.
  • May 2012

    How Can Asia Respond to Global Economic Crisis and Transformation?

    Asia is confronting new challenges to its economic transformation. At the 2012 ADB Annual meeting, the next stages of Asia's economic transformation were debated and discussed. How can Asia and the Pacific best use unfolding events to divine a better path toward sustainable, inclusive growth and development?