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ADB Provides $200,000 for Solomon Islands Flood Relief

ADB is providing a $200,000 grant to Solomon Islands government to help fund humanitarian and relief efforts following recent major floods.

ADB's 47th Annual Meeting in Astana to Focus on Connectivity

About 3,000 participants including finance ministers, central bank governors, business leaders, investors, journalists, and civil society representatives from across the world are set to gather in Astana, Kazakhstan 2-5 May for ADB’s 47th Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors.

Multilateral Development Banks and International Monetary Fund Back New United Nations Development Agenda

Today, seven Multilateral Development Banks and the International Monetary Fund expressed their readiness to support the United Nations as it maps out a new development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goal targets of 2015.

Norway, Japan, ADB to Help Bhutan Manage its Energy, Water Resources

ADB is working with the governments of Norway and Japan under two different projects to help Bhutan better manage its clean energy and water resources.

Growth Up Slightly in Solomon Islands, But Fiscal Space Needed to Facilitate More Inclusive Growth – ADB Report

Economic growth in Solomon Islands is expected to pick up slightly to 3% in 2014, and remain steady at 3% in 2015 due to a fiscal stimulus from investment projects which will have a spillover effect on the economy, according to ADB’s 2014 Asian Development Outlook report.

ADB, Japan Support Affordable Crop Insurance for Bangladesh Farmers

ADB and the Government of Bangladesh today signed a grant agreement of $2 million to develop innovative new crop insurance products that will give small-holder farmers in Bangladesh income protection from increasingly severe storms and natural disasters.

ADB Supporting Private Infrastructure Projects

ADB and the Government of Bangladesh today signed an agreement for $110 million in loans to support private sector infrastructure projects in Bangladesh, including in renewable energy.

ADB President Speaks at ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Myanmar

ADB Pesident Takehiko Nakao participated in the 18th ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 5 April. Mr. Nakao presented the economic outlook and policy challenges for ASEAN in its continued push toward the ASEAN Economic Community in his speech to the ministers.

ADB President Commends Myanmar's Reform Gains, Pledges Ongoing Support

ADB President Takehiko Nakao, who is visiting Myanmar to attend the ASEAN Finance Ministers meeting, met with Myanmar’s President U Thein Sein and senior government officials today to discuss ADB’s support in helping address the country’s development challenges and in realizing its opportunities.

ADB, World Health Organization Urge Greater Vigilance and Action in Fighting Vector-borne Diseases

The World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Region and key partners including ADB are observing World Health Day on 7 April with a call for greater vigilance and action in tackling a range of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, lymphatic filariasis, and schistosomiasis.