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ADB Partners with John Keells Holdings to Boost Food Value Chains and Farm Livelihoods in Sri Lanka

The Asian Development Bank entered into an agreement to invest up to $80 million in John Keells Holdings PLC to boost the country’s food value chain and promote economic growth and job creation.

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13 Jan 2022 | News from Country Offices

ADB Vice-President Meets Sri Lanka President, Commends Vaccination Drive and Reaffirms Support

ADB Vice-President Shixin Chen met with Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 10 January and commended the government’s rapid vaccination program and other efforts to speed the country’s socioeconomic recovery from...

12 Jan 2022 | Video

Climatic Episode 3.1: Cooling & Smart Buildings Talk Show

ADB Ventures’ Climatic video series has returned with a new series about cooling and smart buildings. Can new technologies meet a skyrocketing global demand for cooling in a sustainable way? Find out on the new episode of Climatic.

12 Jan 2022 | News Release

ADB Sells $3.5 Billion 5-Year Global Benchmark Bond

The Asian Development Bank returned to the United States dollar bond market with the pricing of a $3.5 billion 5-year global benchmark bond, proceeds of which will be part of ADB’s ordinary capital resources.

12 Jan 2022 | News from Country Offices

ADB Invests in Northstar V to Improve Access to Growth Capital in Indonesia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $39.5 million equity investment in  Northstar Equity Partners V Limited (NEP V), a private equity fund managed by the Northstar Group. NEP V will provide growth capital. . .

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Blog Entry | 17 Dec 2021

The Pandemic has Left Millions in Asia Struggling for Food

COVID-19 has resulted in broad impacts on food security in Asia. Policymakers must respond quickly and aggressively to these challenges to avert long-term damage from this emerging crisis.

Blog Entry | 14 Dec 2021

The World’s Struggling Supply Chains Need Greater Transparency to Speed Recovery

Greater transparency is required to make global trade and supply chains more reliable and to ensure sustainability and social standards are met. But that is easier said than done.

Blog Entry | 15 Dec 2021

How the Pandemic Changed the Way We Think About Quality Jobs

The discourse on quality jobs and decent work has changed since the onset of the pandemic. This transition has provided key insights and policy implications.

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12 Jul 2022 | ADBI, Tokyo

ADBI-Yale University Conference on Enabling Gender-Sensitive COVID Recovery in Asia

This conference will examine women’s economic engagement during the COVID pandemic and policy responses for promoting gender-equitable recovery in Asia.

02 May 2022 | Colombo, Sri Lanka

55th ADB Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors

ADB and the Government of Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 29 September 2021 for Sri Lanka to host the 2022 Annual Meeting in Colombo from 2 to 5 May. Read more.

23 Mar 2022 | Online

Virtual Workshop on Low-Carbon Cooling

This workshop will spotlight new policy research on addressing climate-friendly cooling needs in developing Asian countries.

02 Mar 2022 | Online

ADBI-ADB-KDI Conference on Effective Public Debt Management and Fiscal Sustainability in the Post-COVID-19 Era

This virtual conference will feature new research on public debt management and fiscal sustainability in the post COVID-19 era, with a focus on Asia and the Pacific.


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