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ADB, Viet Nam to Focus on Inclusive Growth and Economic Efficiency
ADB and Viet Nam have agreed on a new four year country partnership strategy that will focus on promoting inclusive and sustainable growth, and economic efficiency.
ADB Establishes Office in Myanmar
ADB has taken another step toward re-engagement with Myanmar by opening an office and dispatching staff in the country.
ADB, Japan Support Poor Afghan Communities with Better Irrigation
A new irrigation project in northern Afghanistan will improve livelihoods and boost crop yields in poor, rural communities, with a $10 million grant from ADB and Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction to rehabilitate at least 120 small scale irrigation systems.
ADB: $1.2 Billion in Long-Term Support for Afghanistan
At today's Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan, ADB reiterated its commitment to the country's long-term development, including a $1.2 billion indicative assistance program through 2016.
ADB Vice President to Visit Myanmar, Meet President
ADB's Vice President for East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Stephen Groff, is making the bank's first management-level visit to Myanmar since the country began undertaking reforms earlier this year.
Development Banks Unite in Support of Sustainable Development
Six major multilateral development banks have committed to significantly expanding their investment in sustainable development - which currently totals $93 billion annually - in support of global development priorities that are expected to be agreed upon at this week's Rio+20 meeting.
Big Investment Needed in Asia-Pacific's Dwindling Natural Resources - Study
Asia and the Pacific is consuming more resources than its ecosystems can sustain, threatening the future of the region's beleaguered forests, rivers, and oceans as well as the livelihoods of those who depend on them, says a new joint report by ADB and WWF.
ADB, People's Republic of China to Focus on Innovative Green Growth Projects
ADB and the People's Republic of China have agreed on a new country partnership strategy that will focus on innovative projects where ADB can play a catalytic role in addressing poverty, rising income inequality, and widening regional disparities, and in promoting a less carbon-intensive economy.
Hunger Persists in Asia Amid Dynamic Economic Growth - ADB Panel
Asian and Pacific governments must find ways to reduce food waste and storage losses, encourage rural development, and provide well-targeted safety nets to protect the poor from hunger, says a new report.
More Productive Water Use Critical for Asia's Food Security
Irrigation and drainage services will continue to be important foundations for food production as the region transitions from a largely rural agrarian base to an increasingly industrial and service based urban economy, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said at the Asian Irrigation Forum.