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ADB Issues First Blue Bond for Ocean Investments

ADB issued its first ever dual-tranche blue bonds denominated in Australian and New Zealand dollars that will finance ocean-related projects in Asia and the Pacific.


Asian Development Outlook 2021 Update Launch

LIVE WEBINAR, 22 September 2021, 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Manila Time, GMT+8)

COVID-19 continues to afflict developing Asia, but vaccines are changing the pandemic’s trajectory and impact. With new variants dominating, differences in vaccination progress and outbreak containment are contributing to divergent outlooks in the region. This Asian Development Outlook 2021 Update launch webinar will discuss the revised outlook and risks for the region.


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Data and statistical analysis in the Asia and Pacific region contributes to knowledge generation in ADB, helping strengthen its institutional priorities and operational effectiveness in its developing member countries.

COVID-19 Has Plunged around 75-80 million Asians into Extreme Poverty

Developing Asia made substantial progress on poverty reduction from 1990 through to 2017, contributing less and less to global poverty as the period rolled on. From 1.5 billion Asians living on less than $1.90 a day (a measure of extreme poverty) in 1990, this number dropped to 1.2 billion in 1999 and further down to 273 million when the MDGs concluded in 2015. The reduction in the number of people living on less than $3.20 a day was equally remarkable, with more than 1.1 billion people lifted above this poverty line from 1990 to 2015.

1 The estimate refers to 35 developing members of ADB with available data for Key Indicators 2021.

Income Groups in Developing Asia

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