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First Meeting of ASEAN Judicial Working Group to Deepen Cooperation on Environment

The ASEAN Judiciaries Working Group on Environment met here today for the first time to explore ways to deepen cooperation on the region’s environmental problems in advance of the fourth ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable on Environment taking place in Ha Noi in November.

ADB Vice-President Hails Co-Investment Initiative Launched In Seoul

A new initiative to promote co-investment among sovereign and wealth funds will help Asia’s drive toward growth momentum, a senior official of ADB said today.

Asia Uniquely Positioned to Lead Global Knowledge Economy - ADB

Asian countries have a unique opportunity to transform themselves and leapfrog older technologies to lead the global knowledge-based economy of the future, says a new report from ADB.

India Can Be a Leading Knowledge-Based Economy with Right Steps - Report

India, with its youthful population and thriving information and communication technology industry, can become a leading knowledge-driven economy as long as regulatory, education, and infrastructure barriers are overcome, says a new report from ADB. 

India, ADB Sign $150 Million Loan to Improve Electricity Transmission in Rajasthan

ADB and the Government of India today signed two loans totaling $150 million to help build transmission lines that will support renewable energy development in the state of Rajasthan. 

Indonesia Needs Knowledge Driven Economy To Sustain Growth - Report

Indonesia is projected to be the world’s 7th largest economy by 2030, but sustaining recent dramatic gains will require a transformation of its current growth model, with much more focus on high-end technologies, skills, and services, says a new ADB report.

Kazakhstan Needs to Intensify Push for Diversification, Innovation - Report

Kazakhstan needs to intensify its push for economic diversification and innovation if it is to achieve its goal of being among the top 30 most developed countries by 2050, says a new ADB report.

New Creative Productivity Index to Help Foster Innovation in Asia

A new Creative Productivity Index developed by ADB and Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Japan and the Republic of Korea as countries most efficient in the Asia and Pacific region at turning creative inputs into tangible innovation. Myanmar, Pakistan, and Cambodia, by contrast, are ranked as the least efficient innovators.

PRC Needs Knowledge-Driven Growth to Avoid Middle-Income Trap – Report

The People’s Republic of China is one of the world’s greatest economic success stories, but the country requires a sharper, knowledge-driven development strategy to lift the country to high-income status, says a new ADB report.