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Latest News Releases
19 Nov 2013
ADB's new country partnership strategy with Thailand for 2013-2016 will help support achieving high, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth by bringing knowledge and international best practices, contributing to private sector development, and supporting regional cooperation and integration.
18 Nov 2013
Asia and the Pacific should play a leading role in driving the post-2015 development agenda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tells the latest issue of Development Asia.
7 Nov 2013
ADB President Takehiko Nakao and Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno met today to discuss how the two regions can step up joint efforts to tackle shared opportunities and challenges, such as increased economic integration, private sector development, rising inequality, and a lack of opportunities for the poor.
22 Oct 2013
ADB has approved a $430 million equivalent loan to expand and strengthen Pakistan’s national social safety net program, which is helping to lift millions of families out of poverty.
5 Oct 2013
ADB remains committed to supporting Bangladesh in achieving inclusive and sustainable growth, ADB Vice President for Administration and Corporate Management, Bruce Davis, said at a commemorative ceremony today marking 40 years of Bangladesh-ADB partnership.
1 Oct 2013
Bhutan's strong growth over the past 30 years has set it on the path to becoming an upper-middle-income economy by 2020, but the small, land-locked nation needs to broaden its growth sources if it is to reach that national goal, says a new ADB country study.
20 Sep 2013
Decent jobs, liveable cities, and protection against disasters should become part of a new global blueprint for development that could aim to end poverty by 2030, says a new report co-authored by ADB.
21 Aug 2013
Industrialization must be an essential part of the growth formula if Asian countries want to prosper and avoid the middle income trap, says a new ADB report.
15 Aug 2013
Despite Asia’s rapid growth, vast sections of its population still live in poverty and suffer hunger and other forms of deprivation, which could threaten the sustainability of the region’s growth and its integration, says a new study by ADB and the National University of Singapore.
17 Jul 2013
The leaders of seven multilateral organizations today issued a joint appeal for global support of a report issued by a UN high level panel that calls for ending extreme poverty and promoting sustainable development.