ADB annual meetings and annual reports

  • Khandke wind power project in India.

    ADB delivers on sustainability with carbon-neutral Annual Meeting

    By Woochong Um on Friday, 16 December 2016

    This year’s ADB Annual Meeting was the first to be carbon-neutral – with help from a wind farm in western India.

  • ADB and CSO representatives meet in Frankfurt.

    The best and worst of times for civil society engagement

    By Suzanne Nazal on Wednesday, 01 June 2016

    Cooperation with civil society remains a strategic priority for ADB because CSOs share our vision of an Asia and the Pacific free of poverty.

  • Yokohama 2017 booth at this week’s ADB Annual Meeting in Frankfurt.

    Pursuing prosperity together in Yokohama 2017

    By Omana Nair on Thursday, 05 May 2016

    The same spirit of cooperation we saw this week in Frankfurt will continue next year at ADB’s 50th Annual Meeting in Yokohama, Japan.

  • Wind farm in Turpan, PRC.

    5 ways interventions can support environmentally sustainable growth

    By Andrew Brubaker on Wednesday, 04 May 2016

    Recent evaluation shows these elements are crucial to supporting economic growth and eradicating poverty without further harming the environment.

  • Skyline of the Makati central business district in Manila, Philippines.

    Mayors matter for Asia's future livable cities

    By Andrew McIntyre on Tuesday, 03 May 2016

    Asian mayors will discuss in Frankfurt the competing challenges and opportunities their cities face to becoming inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.

  • A teenager taps on his smartphone in Thailand.

    Rethink the labels – are millenials the SDGen?

    By Mei Kok on Monday, 02 May 2016

    We need to start taking more youth perspectives into account for social and economic development to stay relevant.

  • Intermodal containers at the port in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

    Is globalization at risk? Regional solutions to global problems

    By Arjun Goswami on Monday, 02 May 2016

    Regional solutions within Asia, reinforced by boosting inter-regional trade and investment with Europe as an engine of global growth, can help counter the threats to globalization.

  • Highway traffic in Urumqi, PRC.

    Structural reforms to sustain Asia's growth

    By Juzhong Zhuang, Ganeshan Wignaraja on Monday, 02 May 2016

    The right policies could raise developing Asia’s potential growth by nearly 1 percentage point annually over the next ten years.

  • A vendor handles cash at a market in Indonesia.

    The future of financial markets – a changing view of Asia

    By Christopher Thieme on Monday, 02 May 2016

    Discussions this week in Frankfurt won’t solve the problems of Asia’s financing gaps, but they can go a long way toward making sure that available funds are used more productively, inclusively, and sustainably.

  • Access to microfinance helped this bakery thrive in Uzbekistan.

    The bottom line and the bottom of the pyramid

    By Christine Engstrom on Sunday, 01 May 2016

    With over 2 billion consumers spread across developing Asia, the opportunities are limitless for financial institutions to develop innovative solutions that can serve this underserved market.

  • Convenience store owner in Nepal.

    MSMEs in the driver’s seat for sustainable development

    By Christine Engstrom on Sunday, 01 May 2016

    It’s not just about businesses directly involved in sustainability, but how existing MSMEs can adapt their businesses to support sustainable solutions in Asia.

  • Participants of the 49th ADB Annual Meeting join the tree-planting ceremony at the campus of the Goethe University in Frankfurt.

    Sustainability and spring at the ADB Annual Meeting

    By Satinder Bindra on Sunday, 01 May 2016

    The fruits of Asia's economic growth need to be shared equally, and must be sustained over the longer term. We simply cannot afford to be complacent.

  • ADB aims to reduce GHG emissions from transportation through carpooling and use of public transport in Frankfurt.

    Walking the talk with a carbon neutral ADB Annual Meeting

    By Woochong Um on Thursday, 28 April 2016

    ADB aims is extend sustainability actions to annual meetings, starting with this year’s event in Frankfurt.

  • The striking building complex of the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku.

    Bye bye Baku

    By Satinder Bindra on Tuesday, 05 May 2015

    As ADB's 48th Annual Meeting draws to a close, it's time to reflect on highlights such as livable cities, partnerships, regional integration, collaboration with AIIB, the ADF-OCR merger – as well as admire the host city and look forward to next year's meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.

  • Speakers discussed how closer cross-border ties can help countries in Central Asia and the South Caucasus overcome existing challenges, and take advantage of new opportunities.

    Cross-border cooperation in CAREC – the next steps

    By ADB Blog Team on Tuesday, 05 May 2015

    The countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus have seen a surge in growth and investor interest in recent years, but the region also faces formidable obstacles. A seminar looked at how closer cross-border ties can help overcome existing challenges, and take advantage of new opportunities.

  • Islamic finance has enormous potential for delivering much-needed financial services to Muslims who wish to exclude themselves from the formal financial system due to their beliefs.

    How Islamic finance is supporting a more inclusive Asia

    By ADB Blog Team on Monday, 04 May 2015

    ADB and the Islamic Financial Services Board launched today a new publication about how Islamic finance can contribute to sustainable growth in Asia. Here are a few highlights.

  • The seminar was moderated by ADB Vice President Bindu Lohani.

    How to make Asia’s cities ‘livable’

    By ADB Blog Team on Sunday, 03 May 2015

    By 2050, up to 65% of Asia’s population is expected to live in cities. With urbanization growing at such at a breakneck speed, many believe that how cities cope with it may well determine the region’s long-term productivity and overall stability.

  • The joint ADB-IMF panel discussion featured the participation of ADB President Takehiko Nakao and Mitsuhiro Furusawa, IMF Deputy Managing Director.

    Financial sector reform for sustaining Asia’s growth: 8 takeaways

    By ADB Blog Team on Saturday, 02 May 2015

    As developing Asia looks to continue boasting robust economic growth in the future, experts at a joint ADB-IMF seminar during ADB’s Annual Meeting in Baku discussed how the region’s financial sector needs to transform itself to deliver stable, inclusive, long-term results.

  • The quake caused widespread property damage in Nepal. All photos by Binita Shah Khadka.

    Nepal earthquake – tossed and broken, but our spirit stands strong

    By ADB Blog Team on Saturday, 02 May 2015

    Seven days after the earthquake in Nepal, it’s a race against time to provide food, shelter, and water to those affected. An ADB staff member in Kathmandu describes how they are still coming to grips with the devastation, and they take it one day at a time.

  • Delegates collect their ID badges from staff at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, which will be a flurry of activity for ADB’s Annual Meeting.

    A rite of spring as ADB Annual Meeting kicks off in Baku

    By Satinder Bindra on Saturday, 02 May 2015

    The start of May means birds, flowers and warmer weather in some parts of the world, but for ADB, it marks the biggest and busiest event in our calendar year – the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors.