North American Representative Office
In the Spotlight
Strong relationships with development partners meant ADB operations in 2015 totaled $27.17 billion. ADB’s Donor Report highlights the importance of effective development partnerships in ADB's operations.
At the heart of Asia's growth is a hidden energy driving the continent - from the Himalayas to the world's fastest cities. It's a story shaped by dynamism, innovation, and resilience: Asia is changing beyond recognition. At the Asian Development Bank, we believe in finding a common purpose across the great continent we've helped grow over the past 50 years, so that everyone benefits from economic growth.
Growth is slowing across much of developing Asia as a result of the continued weak recovery in major industrial economies and softer growth prospects for the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
The North American Representative Office (NARO) was established in 1995 in Washington, DC, to enhance ADB's presence in Canada and the United States. The office acts as a liaison between ADB's Manila Headquarters and American policymakers and major stakeholders. It serves to strengthen collaboration with other multilateral institutions based in North America, and conducts public and media outreach.
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