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North American Representative Office (NARO)

Enhancing ADB’s presence in Canada and the United States from Washington, DC

In the Spotlight

Report

Partnerships for a Green, Inclusive, and Resilient Recovery

ADB’s Partnerships Report 2021 highlights how ADB’s financing partners committed $12.9 billion in 2021 as ADB provided tailored support to its developing member countries battling the second year of COVID-19.

ADB Raises 2019–2030 Climate Finance Ambition to $100 Billion

News Release | 13 October 2021

ADB Raises 2019–2030 Climate Finance Ambition to $100 Billion

The Asian Development Bank has announced it is elevating its ambition to deliver climate financing to its developing member countries to $100 billion from 2019–2030. 

Report

FCAS 2021 Annual Report: Laying the Foundations for Greater Resilience in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations

ADB's first annual report examining fragile and conflict-affected situations highlights ADB's work to adopt differentiated approaches in its most vulnerable developing member countries.

ADB Plans $14 Billion to Ease Food Crisis, Promote Long-Term Food Security in Asia and the Pacific

News Release | 27 September 2022

ADB Plans $14 Billion to Ease Food Crisis, Promote Long-Term Food Security in Asia and the Pacific

ADB announced plans to provide at least $14 billion over 2022–2025 in a comprehensive program of support to ease a worsening food crisis in Asia and the Pacific, and improve long-term food security. 

NARO's Role

NARO acts as a liaison between ADB’s Headquarters in Manila and policymakers and major stakeholders in the United States and Canada. Based in Washington, DC, NARO works to:

  • Raise public awareness in the United States and Canada about ADB and the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Mobilize resources and support from the public and private sectors in North America for ADB operations.
  • Share development knowledge and experience and strengthen collaboration with other multilateral institutions based in North America.

Staff

Lesley Bearman LAHM
Lesley Bearman LAHM (Ms) | Read profile
Representative
Alain BORGHIJS
Alain BORGHIJS (Mr) | Read profile
Deputy Representative
Laura SCHWARTZ
Laura SCHWARTZ (Ms) | Read profile
External Relations Officer
Jerome HERRADURA
Jerome HERRADURA (Mr) | Read profile
Administration and Communications Coordinator
William Nanshan LUCHT
William Nanshan LUCHT (Mr) | Read profile
Associate Administration and Communications Coordinator
Xinyi MA
Xinyi MA (Ms) | Read profile
Administrative Assistant

Fact Sheets

ADB and Canada

Canada has contributed $8 billion in capital subscription as of 31 December 2020. It has contributed and committed $2.11 billion to Special Funds since joining in 1966.

ADB and the United States

The United States has contributed $23.86 billion in capital subscription as of 31 December 2020. It has also contributed and committed $4.85 billion to Special Funds since joining in 1966.

How Cofinancing Spurs Private Investments in Climate Solutions and Gender Equity across Asia and the Pacific

Video | 13 July 2021

How Cofinancing Spurs Private Investments in Climate Solutions and Gender Equity across Asia and the Pacific

The Government of Canada is a key partner in ADB’s efforts to establish an enabling environment for private sector climate financing in Asia and the Pacific. 

Power and Empower: Improving Lombok Women’s Lives by Investing in Clean Energy

Video | 10 August 2021

Power and Empower: Improving Lombok Women’s Lives by Investing in Clean Energy

Solar power projects in Lombok Island, Indonesia have opened opportunities for women through jobs and training.

Five Years After the Nepal Earthquake – Building Back Better Schools for a Safer Future

Project Result / Case Study | 24 April 2020

Five Years After the Nepal Earthquake – Building Back Better Schools for a Safer Future

ADB's Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project in Nepal, jointly financed by ADB, US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Nepal, financed the rebuilding of quality schools to withstand future disasters.

Contact

North American Representative Office (NARO)

900 19th Street NW, Suite 700
Washington DC 20006

 Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday

  Tel +1 202 984 0100
  Email
 @ADB_America
 adbnaro

Holidays 2022

The North American Representative Office is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 3 (Monday), in lieu of January 1
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. January 17 (Monday)
Washington's Birthday February 21 (Monday)
Memorial Day May 30 (Monday)
Juneteenth June 20 (Monday), in lieu of June 19
Independence Day July 4 (Monday)
Labor Day September 5 (Monday)
Veterans Day November 11 (Friday)
Thanksgiving Day November 24 (Thursday)
Christmas Day December 26 (Monday), in lieu of December 25

Last updated: 7 January 2022