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

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

Aviation Safety and Security - ADB's Take

Developing safe air transport systems and airports is a critical task for all nations. The complex work requires that small and developing countries work together to pool their resources and expertise. Read More

ADB, Kiribati, and University of the South Pacific Partner to Boost Access to Higher Education

Kiribati President Anote Tong led the groundbreaking ceremony for the upgrading of the University of the South Pacific’s Tarawa Campus under an ADB-funded program. Read More

Overview

As ADB's regional representative in the Pacific, SPSO undertakes strategic planning, country programming, and economic sector work, overall portfolio management and project administration of selected projects, support for the development of knowledge products, and capacity building and regional cooperation activities.

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