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5 Mar 2014
ADB President Takehiko Nakao has completed a visit to Afghanistan during which he reassured the country of the Bank’s continued support during and beyond the current period of transition.
4 Mar 2014
In the face of the growing challenges of socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth in Asia and the Pacific, ADB needs to strengthen the impact of its operations on these two vital aspects of development, says a study by the institution’s Independent Evaluation, which assesses ADB operations.
3 Mar 2014
A new $4 million grant funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction and administered by ADB will help bring much-needed water and sanitation improvements to underserved townships in Yangon and Mandalay, two of Myanmar’s most populated cities.
28 Feb 2014
The proposed Nauru Women’s Policy – which would promote equal participation of women in government decision-making and leadership, improved women’s health, equitable access to education, improved economic status of women, and the elimination of violence against women – was unveiled today at a one-day consultative workshop organized by ADB and Government of Nauru.
27 Feb 2014
ADB's headquarters in Manila is now meeting all its energy needs from renewable sources following a geothermal power supply agreement with AdventEnergy Inc., a licensed retail electricity supplier of Aboitiz Power.
27 Feb 2014
The central province of Anhui in the People’s Republic of China will become better connected to coastal industrial hubs with a $200 million loan from ADB to improve roads, upgrade the Shuiyang River channel, and build a new intermodal port.
26 Feb 2014
Pilot projects supporting vulnerable populations in Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, and Tonga are helping reduce the impact of economic downturns and counteracting the declining effectiveness of informal safety nets, according to experiences shared at a workshop organized by ADB.
26 Feb 2014
Naoyuki Yoshino has been appointed Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute. Mr. Yoshino, a Japanese national, is currently a Professor of Economics at Keio University, Japan.
25 Feb 2014
ADB and Government of Tonga have signed a $23.1 million grant agreement to fund the Climate Resilience Sector Project, which will systematically incorporate climate resilience into national planning processes and strengthen Tonga’s capacity to develop, finance, implement, and monitor pilot investments aimed at climate-proofing infrastructure and improving ecosystem resilience.
25 Feb 2014
ADB and the Papua New Guinea Government today signed two loans to fund improvements to the Highlands region road network and air services in Papua New Guinea.