Sustainability and Spring at the ADB Annual Meeting
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.
Walking the Talk with a Carbon Neutral ADB Annual Meeting
ADB aims is extend sustainability actions to annual meetings, starting with this year’s event in Frankfurt.
Small is Beautiful, but Fragile in the Pacific
Since beauty can be deceiving, we must take into consideration the root causes of fragility when doing development work in small Pacific island nations like Tuvalu.
New Highway to Open Up Trade, Investment in Western Mongolia
Western Mongolia struggles to attract investment due to high transportation costs, but thus may soon change with the construction of a new regional corridor.
Cross-Border Cooperation in CAREC – The Next Steps
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.
Bye Bye Baku
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.
How Islamic Finance is Supporting a More Inclusive Asia
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.
How to Make Asia’s Cities ‘Livable’
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.
A Rite of Spring as ADB Annual Meeting Kicks off in Baku
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.
Nepal Earthquake – Tossed and Broken, But Our Spirit Stands Strong
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.