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ADB Issues First Blue Bond for Ocean Investments

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today 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.

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20 Sep 2021 | News Release

ADB Partnership with Tajikistan to Focus on Improving Quality of Growth

ADB has launched a new country partnership strategy for Tajikistan that will focus on improving the quality of the country’s economic growth by supporting government efforts to increase productivity and mobilize private investments.

20 Sep 2021 | News from Country Offices

ADB Approves Power Project Loan in Nepal

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $60 million loan as additional support for the ongoing Electricity Grid Modernization Project that is upgrading power transmission and distribution systems in Nepal.

17 Sep 2021 | News from Country Offices

Agriculture and Tourism Key to Lao PDR's Sustainable and Shared Prosperity — ADB

Raising competitiveness and strengthening the links between agriculture and tourism will contribute to post-coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recovery and inclusive growth in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, according to...

16 Sep 2021 | News from Country Offices

Workshop Discusses Integrated Framework for Cost-Effective Disaster Risk Management in the PRC

An integrated framework for cost-effective disaster risk management is required to support sustainable development in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), participants at a workshop in Beijing convened by the Asian Development Bank...

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Blog Entry | 07 Sep 2021

Helping Viet Nam’s small businesses and female entrepreneurs endure

Small businesses are the backbone of the Vietnamese economy. The government should take decisive action to help them, particularly those owned by women.

Blog Entry | 03 Sep 2021

Flash flood forecasting and early warning saves lives and combats poverty

Effective risk management for flash flood disasters is now achievable, thanks to 21st century technological advances in communication technology, spatial data analysis, and weather prediction.

Blog Entry | 01 Sep 2021

Teacher quality is the key to improving education in Asia and the Pacific

Teachers are a key element of addressing the ongoing education crisis in Asia and the Pacific. Fully supporting educators now will pay off generously over the long term.

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24 Nov 2021 | Online

ADBI-APAEA Conference on COVID-19 and Central Banking in Asia and the Pacific

This virtual conference will feature new research examining monetary policy transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic,monetary policy spillovers and financial stability risks,monetary and fiscal policy coordination, and other related issues.

16 Nov 2021 | Online, 11:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8)

Resilience for the Urban Poor Forum (RUP2021 Forum)

The RUP2021 Forum on 16-18 November 2021 will discuss disaster and climate risk-related issues faced by the urban poor, and opportunities for scaling up pro-poor policies and investments to strengthen the resilience of the urban poor.

27 Oct 2021 | Online, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8)

Virtual Business Opportunities Seminar 2021 with Austria

A virtual business opportunities seminar for Austria, in cooperation with ADB, will be conducted on 27 October 2021.


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