The title this year— “Fostering Partnership for Development,” proved to be much more than a mere theme, since the Meeting resulted in a number of concrete steps toward greater international partnerships.
In the Sanjiang Plain, People’s Republic of China, ADB has helped to restore thousands of hectares of wetlands while protecting and improving the livelihoods of farmers.
A community-based project supported by ADB has brought clean water and better sanitation to more than 568,000 people in Nepal.
ADB has helped turn former war-torn Greater Mekong Subregion countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam into a booming tourist destination.
ADB’s partnership with an Azerbaijan bank has promoted better banking practices and helped entrepreneurs flourish in a country that has rocketed to upper middle-income status.