A Broader View of Asian Poverty

Food insecurity and economic vulnerability should be included in a broader definition of poverty that could help policymakers develop more effective approaches, says new ADB report. Read More

Project Safeguards for Inclusive and Environmentally Sustainable Growth

Protecting the people and environment from the potential adverse effects of development is the cornerstone of ADB's Safeguard Policy. Read More

ADB Helps Rebuild Flood-Damaged Transport Infrastructure in Solomon Islands

The $15.58 million project will help rebuild and upgrade roads and other transport infrastructure damaged by severe flooding from Tropical Cyclone Ita in April 2014. Read More

Columbia Professor Named ADB Chief Economist

ADB has appointed Shang-Jin Wei, a professor of finance and economics at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business in New York City, as its Chief Economist. Read More

Overview

Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) is ADB's representative office in Sydney, Australia, and also acts as a focal point for New Zealand. PLCO is involved in programming, processing and administration of assistance in Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. PLCO is also committed to promoting private sector development across all 14 of ADB's Pacific developing member countries via the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative co-financed by Australian Aid.

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