Regional cooperation and integration (RCI) has played an important role in Asia’s growth and development, and will have to play a role in managing the consequences of this ascendancy going forward.
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Ann Quon, Head of External Relations
Sharing highlights and happenings on site in Delhi 2013
Jayant Menon, Lead Economist, Trade and Regional Cooperation
The seminar Regional Cooperation and Integration in a Changing World looks into the issues faced in achieving greater trade and financial integration.
Mary Louise Ligunas, Grand Prize Winner, Why Youth Blogging Competition
Asian Youth Forum provides intensive training, skill building workshops, and panel discussions to prepare the youth for their participation as speakers, reactors, and social media reporters at the Civil Society Program at Delhi 2013.
Shanti Jagannathan, Senior Education Specialist
The seminar Asia: The Road to Becoming a Knowledge Economy explores the critical role of knowledge-based development in sustaining Asia's growth and dynamism.
Lourdes Adriano, Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development Advisor and concurrently Practice Leader
Food for All - What will it take? The panel discussion explores contribution of small-holder farmers to food security and ADB's role
Cyn-Young Park, Assistant Chief Economist
The Governors' Seminar Beyond Factory Asia: Fueling Growth in a Changing World seminar aims to stir debate and analyze issues relating to reforms that will drive Asia's economic and social transformation.
Bindu Lohani, Vice-President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development
AppsForAsia - Redesigning Development Through Technology highlights the power of technology and the role it can play in fostering social and economic development.
Bart Edes, Director for Poverty Reduction, Gender and Social Development
Delivering Effective Public Services seminar raises the need for greater public investment in education, health and nutrition to support inclusive growth, reduce inequality in Asia and the Pacific.
And so, our annual meeting has come to a close. When the final head count is in, we are pleasantly surprised that over 5,900 have registered, including over 500 civil society and 400 media. That is a record and a sign that this is the premier event for those who care deeply about the region.
One of the most anticipated events is the Opening Session of the Board of Governors and this year does not disappoint. We are privileged to have the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Chidambaram and the new ADB President Takehiko Nakao address the packed hall filled with almost 2000 delegates including governors.
Poor people rely more on the state for essential services and assistance than those in the middle and upper classes, who have more options available to them.
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in how we think about solutions for global societal challenges. Take the apps revolution for a start.
It was the host country’s chance to enjoy the limelight with ‘India Day’ taking center stage as an array of eminent speakers provided insights into a country which holds some of the world’s richest tycoons, and half of Asia’s poorest citizens.
We all grew up around the stereotype that the farmers grow the food and the cities consume the food. Can and should city residents also produce the food that they consume?
Developing economies in Asia and the Pacific (developing Asia) have registered remarkable growth over the past few decades. During 1980–2010, developing Asia’s real gross domestic product (GDP) grew 7.1% annually on average, compared to the world average of 2.8%.
The Annual Meeting is off to a lively start with standing room only as civil society participants meet ADB senior Management, journalists turn up unannounced demanding entry to the opening day press confrence, why youth can't get jobs and short skirts are deemed unacceptable.
This seminar to be held at the 46th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors today discusses the growing importance of knowledge based economic development for developing Asia.