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The Pacific Islands Have a Need for Investment, One They Can’t Meet on Their Own

The Pacific Islands have greatly improved their debt standing in recent years, helped in part by technical training, tax reforms, and a push toward building and finding new revenues. But the limited nature of their economies means they cannot meet the heavy cost of critical and transformative infrastructure by themselves.

The Pacific Islands Have a Need for Investment, One They Can’t Meet on Their Own

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Asian Development Outlook 2019 Update - Press Conference

You are invited to a press conference with ADB Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada in English with simultaneous translation into Japanese. Watch the livestream broadcast on adb.org or ADB-FB on 25 September, 9:30 a.m., Manila Time (GMT +8).

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Parental characteristics are not the sole determining factor of one’s future mobility prospects in Asia and the Pacific.

In the Spotlight: ADB Operations in the Pacific

Operations of ADB in the Pacific date back to 1969 and have since grown rapidly in line with interconnected needs. Development partnerships, projects, and other initiatives aim to strengthen infrastructure and services, build human and institutional capacity, and increase the resilience of communities across the region.


Ireland, Climate Change, and the Case for Investing in the Pacific

Ireland’s Minister for International Development Mr. Ciarán Cannon appealed for united global action on climate change, and made a compelling case for why investment in the Pacific is so necessary.


A Clean Energy Revolution is Lighting Up Tonga

A new solar power supply financed by ADB's Asian Development Fund, Australia, and donors in Europe is boosting the private sector and ushering in a clean energy revolution in Tonga.


No Alternate Routes: Rehabilitation and Upgrade of Kiribati’s Main Road

Dilly Faulkner, 52, is a general construction supervisor who worked on a key part of the Kiribati Road Rehabilitation Project. 

ADB in the Capital Markets

A leading triple-A borrower in the international markets, ADB raises funds regularly through bond issues in international and domestic capital markets, reflecting strong credit fundamentals and conservative financial policies.

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Investor Presentation

The ADB Investor Presentation provides an overview of the Asian Development Bank, its operations, and other information relevant to prospective investors.


ADB Green Bonds Newsletter and Impact Report 2018

At least 75% of the number of ADB’s committed operations will be supporting climate change mitigation and adaptation by 2030. Climate finance from ADB’s own resources will reach $80 billion during 2019–2030.

Private Sector Financing

Private investment is key to Asia’s prosperity. ADB works with private sector clients to empower communities in many ways—like building the infrastructure they need, boosting farmer incomes, and delivering clean energy supplies.


Public–Private Partnership Monitor (Second Edition)

This publication presents information on the status of the public–private partnership (PPP) environment in 12 ADB member countries.


Scaling-up Investment in Agribusiness is Helping Transform Asia and the Pacific

Agribusiness is a potent way for countries to achieve almost all of their SDGs. ADB is working with private sector partners to have transformational impact on agribusiness in Asia and the Pacific.

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