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Virtual Conference on Digital Connectivity Pathways: Exploring the Issues, Constraints, and Collaboration Prospects for Asia and the PacificThis virtual conference will explore digital connectivity development, gaps, and opportunities for policy collaboration in Asia and the Pacific.
ASEAN Needs to Focus on Boosting Quality of Life to Build a Resilient and Inclusive Community — New ADB ReportASEAN members must shift from meeting basic development targets to ramping up efforts to improve quality of life across the region to build a resilient ASEAN and yield a faster recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, says a new ADB report.
Narrowing the Development Gap: Follow-Up Monitor of the ASEAN Framework for Equitable Economic DevelopmentThis report uses a broad range of indicators to assess the individual and collective development progress made by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Q&A: Narrowing the Development Gap: Follow-Up Monitor of the ASEAN Framework for Equitable Economic DevelopmentA new ADB report finds that the path to recovery has proven uneven and diverse, yielding development gaps among member countries of ASEAN.
- Subnational and national industrial development and regional cooperation policies are critical for Pacific island countries to participate in global and regional production networks.
- Asia and the Pacific should promote the use of systems integration, AI, and simulation among companies in the region to increase the resilience of their supply chains.
- Rice is the most important staple food in Asia, and it is central to the region’s food security. It provides more than a quarter of calorie intake in the region and about 40% of calorie intake in Southeast Asia. Approximately 90% of rice is produced and consumed in Asia.
- Exchange rate developments are important considerations for central banks in the sense that they can affect their core mandate of price stability.
- As mandated by its charter, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) gives a high priority to supporting regional cooperation and integration (RCI) in Asia and the Pacific. The Bank recognizes that RCI is essential for achieving sustainable growth and poverty reduction. It has helped to finance and facilitate various key RCI programs, most notably the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Cooperation Program, the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program, and the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Program.
- SEADS 2023 amplified the urgent call for climate action to ensure Southeast Asia’s carbon neutrality by 2050, and highlighted the importance of partnerships to accelerate climate financing and decarbonization.
15th Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Leaders’ Summit - Masatsugu AsakawaRemarks by Masatsugu Asakawa President, Asian Development Bank, at the 15th Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Leaders’ Summit, 11 May 2023, Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
- Remarks by Masatsugu Asakawa, President, Asian Development Bank, at the 15th Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Leaders’ Summit, 11 May 2023, Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
- At their respective leaders’ summits in Indonesia, both subregional programs demonstrated their ongoing contribution to regional economic resilience, with key support from ADB and other development partners.
- ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa called for regional cooperation in tackling climate change and other critical development challenges while participating in the 15th Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Leaders’ Summit and the 15th Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Leaders’ Summit in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia.
- Central and West Asia, and its neighboring countries, must work together to address increasingly severe impacts of climate change that could lead to water scarcity, food insecurity, and even conflict in the region, ADB said today.
Региональное сотрудничество имеет жизненно важное значение для решения проблемы изменения климата в Центральной и Западной Азии, заявляет АБРЦентральная и Западная Азия и соседние с ней страны должны работать вместе для преодоления все более серьезных последствий изменения климата, которые могут привести к нехватке воды, дефициту продовольствия и даже конфликтам в регионе, об этом сегодня сообщил Азиатский банк развития (АБР).
Q&A: Addressing Intertwined Challenges in Central Asia and the Caucasus through Regional CooperationADB Director for Regional Cooperation in Central and West Asia Lyaziza Sabyrova explains how regional cooperation can address challenges, and how ADB supports the region through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
- This session will explore Group of 20 (G20)-ADB engagement and options for the G20, the Group of Seven (G7), and the Global South to address shared challenges.
Innovative Financing Key to Private Sector Participation in ASEAN+3 Infrastructure Development — ADB ReportADB, in partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Plus Three (ASEAN+3) finance ministers and central bank governors, has launched the report Reinvigorating Financing Approaches for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure in ASEAN+3.