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ADB to Help Bangladesh Improve Delivery of Tax, Land Management Services
Bangladesh is to receive financial assistance from ADB to help make the delivery of public services more efficient and transparent.
ADB $170 Million Facility to Help Two Indian States Modernize Horticulture Systems
ADB is extending a $170 million multitranche financing facility to help the Indian states of Bihar and Maharashtra modernize their horticulture industries, boosting the incomes of farmers and other vulnerable rural groups.
Japan, ADB Help Restore Livelihoods of Families Affected by Sri Lanka Conflict
ADB and the Government of Japan are providing financial assistance to help Sri Lanka restore infrastructure and provide livelihood training for thousands of internally displaced people who are returning to their homes following the end of the country's civil conflict.
ADB Announces $2 Billion Package to Help Pakistan Tackle Flood Devastation
ADB today announced that it would extend $2 billion to Pakistan to help with the rehabilitation and reconstruction work resulting from the devastating floods.
Modest Growth Expected for Pacific Economies in 2011, Says ADB
Stronger than expected economic growth in resource rich Timor-Leste has resulted in an upgrade of ADB's forecast of economic growth in the Pacific region, according to the latest edition of ADB's Pacific Economic Monitor.
ADB, Partners Call on Rebounding Asia to Boost Investment in Agriculture
Asia's rebounding economies must boost investment in agriculture in order to tackle widespread hunger and cushion billions of people from future spikes in food prices, main speakers at a food security forum at ADB said today.
ADB, Partners Hold Forum to Boost Investment in Asia's Food Sector
Hundreds of policymakers, development experts and representatives from the public and private sectors will meet in the Philippines this week to explore new opportunities to boost investment in Asia and the Pacific's agriculture sector.
ADB $40 Million Loan to Boost Food Security, Farm Incomes in Bangladesh
ADB is extending financial assistance to Bangladesh to grow high-value crops including vegetables, spices, and fruits that will boost incomes for poor farmers and support the nation's food security.
ADB Extends $100 Million to Cut Urban-Rural Inequality in PRC's Chongqing
ADB is extending a $100 million loan for rural infrastructure improvement projects in Chongqing municipality in the People's Republic of China that will reduce the income gap between urban and rural areas and provide a potential model for national replication.
PRC Needs $60.5B in Investments to Help Rural Poor Convert Waste into Energy
The People's Republic of China needs 413.5 billion yuan (or roughly $60.5 billion) in investments over the next 10 years to harness its biomass energy potential in rural areas, an ADB report issued today said.