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ADB to Invest $228 Million in Energy Projects in Pacific for 2015-2017

ADB will invest $228 million in energy projects in the Pacific in the next 3 years to help the region reduce its heavy reliance on fossil fuels and support more sustainable and environmentally friendly growth, according to its new Pacific Energy Update 2014.

Greater Employment Challenges Loom in the Pacific - ADB Report

Economies across the Pacific region will face rising challenges in generating needed jobs for their rapidly growing working-age populations in coming years, according to ADB's latest Pacific Economic Monitor launched today.

$2 Million ADB Grant from Japan to Boost Trade in the Pacific Region

ADB will help identify and ease constraints on international trade in the Pacific through a $2 million technical assistance grant from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, financed by the Government of Japan.

Waste Management Schemes Helping Boost Public Health in Pacific - ADB

Innovative solid waste management systems being pioneered in the Pacific are helping to boost public health and environmental preservation, according to a new publication series from ADB.

Samoa and ADB Launch Project to Boost Agriculture In Economy

ADB Vice-President Lakshmi Venkatachalam and Samoan Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi today launched an AgriBusiness Support Project that will provide business support services and financing to agribusinesses in Samoa.

ADB Vice-President Visits Pacific Region to Discuss Private Sector and Cofinancing Operations

ADB Vice-President Lakshmi Venkatachalam today arrived in New Zealand for a four-country visit to the Pacific region, where she will meet with senior government officials for discussions on ADB’s support. 

ADB Appoints Juan Miranda As Managing Director General

ADB today announced the appointment of Juan Miranda as the Managing Director General. The appointment is effective 1 July 2014.

Gender Statistics Helps RMI Address Challenges to Meet Gender Equality Goals

ADB supported a three day workshop aimed at improving the use of national statistical data to monitor gender equality opportunities and to assist the government to prepare more equitable development strategies.

ADB and Partners Help Rebuild Ha’apai After Cyclone Ian

ADB and New Zealand are helping the Government of Tonga reconstruct and climate and disaster-proof the electricity network and school facilities that were damaged by Cyclone Ian in January 2014.

Investors Returning To Most Emerging East Asia Markets – Asia Bond Monitor

Local and offshore demand for emerging East Asia’s local currency bonds is rising again and should continue given strong economic growth prospects in the region, said the ADB's latest Asia Bond Monitor.