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ADB continues to have a positive impact on the lives of the poor in the Asia and Pacific region, says a new independent perceptions survey commissioned by the organization.

ADB met the majority of its operational targets in 2012 and expanded its contribution to outcomes in its developing member countries, said an ADB performance review released today.

ADB and the Government of Myanmar have agreed on a new Interim Country Partnership Strategy that sets the stage for ADB’s re-engagement in the country.

ADB Vice-President Stephen Groff today opened the new ADB Development Coordination Office for the Cook Islands.

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 met most of its key performance targets in 2011 but outcomes from recently completed operations remained below target despite improvements over the previous year, said an ADB performance report released today.

The funds will help improve the lives of millions of Asia's poorest through inclusive, sustainable growth.

The Asia-Pacific region has made great strides in reducing poverty and is moving fast towards other development goals, but levels of hunger and child and maternal mortality are still high, according to a United Nations and ADB report released here today.

Greater accountability and better fiscal management are needed to achieve more inclusive growth in developing Asia-Pacific nations, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said today.

Sri Lanka and ADB have agreed on a new Country Partnership Strategy for 2012 to 2016 to reduce regional disparities, catalyze private sector participation in development, and remove human resource constraints.