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What is the role of the North American Representative Office?
Established in 1995, the North American Representative Office (NARO) is responsible for building up the ADB's strategic partnerships and working relationships in Canada and the United States. NARO does this through increasing public awareness and coalition-building with:
- North America-based bilateral and multilateral development and financial institutions, as well as the United Nations
- The North American business community
- Civil society organizations
- North American media
- Other interested parties in North America
What is the shareholding and voting power in ADB of Canada and the US? (as of December 2010)
- Canada is the second largest shareholder in ADB among its nonregional members.
- Overall, Canada is the seventh largest shareholder.
- Number of shares held: 185,086 (5.22% of total shares)
- Votes: 198,318 (4.47% of total membership, 12.80% of total nonregional membership)
- Overall capital subscription: $2.86 billion
- Paid-in capital subscription: $200.61 million
The United States
- The United States is one of the two largest shareholders in ADB the other is Japan.
- Number of shares held: 552,210 (15.57% of total shares)
- Votes: 565,442 (12.76% of total membership, 36.49% of total nonregional membership)
- Overall capital subscription: $8.55 billion
- Paid-in capital subscription: $598.57 million
Figures are as of 1 April 2009, before the fifth general capital increase process began. The process is ongoing, current subscription levels are available from the Office of the Secretary.
How do I order copies of ADB publications?
All ADB publications are available online.
Where can I find the recent ADB Annual Report, the Asian Development Outlook (ADO), East Asian Economic Monitor (AEM) and other ADB economic papers?
The ADB Annual Report is available online. The Asian Development Outlook (ADO) provides an annual comprehensive economic analysis of 42 economies in developing Asia and the Pacific. An update is issued each September.
Other economic reports can be accessed through the Data and Research website.
How many people work for ADB and how many field offices are there?
As of December 2010, ADB has 2,833 employees from 59 countries. ADB is headquartered in Manila, Philippines, and has 26 other offices around the world:
ADB also has the ADB Institute based in Tokyo.
- 19 resident missions in Asia
- 3 subregional offices in the Pacific
- representative offices in Frankfurt for Europe, Tokyo for Japan, and Washington, DC, for North America
- a special liaison office in Timor-Leste
What time is it in Manila?
From October to March, Manila, Philippines is 13 hours ahead of Washington, DC (Eastern Standard Time). For example, 8 a.m. 15 March in Manila is 7 p.m. 14 March in Washington, DC.
From end-March to September, Manila is 12 hours ahead of Washington, DC. (Eastern Daylight Time). For example, 8 a.m. in Manila, 15 July is 8 p.m. in Washington, DC, 14 July.