A Broader View of Asian Poverty

Food insecurity and economic vulnerability should be included in a broader definition of poverty that could help policymakers develop more effective approaches, says new ADB report. Read More

Project Safeguards for Inclusive and Environmentally Sustainable Growth

Protecting the people and environment from the potential adverse effects of development is the cornerstone of ADB's Safeguard Policy. Read More

Columbia Professor Named ADB Chief Economist

ADB has appointed Shang-Jin Wei, a professor of finance and economics at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business in New York City, as its Chief Economist. Read More

Growth in ADB Private Sector Operations Boosts Development

ADB is expanding support to the private sector in clean energy, agriculture, health, and other areas with more than $4.75 billion in investment in 2013. Read More

Overview

The Japanese Representative Office (JRO) serves as the focal point for interaction between ADB and its constituencies in Japan. JRO's main roles are to:

  • promote public awareness about ADB and Asian and the Pacific region in Japan
  • promote resource mobilization from official and private sectors in Japan for ADB operations
  • assist government agencies, NGOs and other constituencies in Japan in liaising with ADB by providing necessary information and increasing interface and coordination.

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