5 New Books that Will Change the Way You Think About Developing Asia
There is no better time than when on vacation to catch up on ADB’s ever-expanding reading list, and here are 5 recent publications on development economics you may consider adding.
A New Way of Funding Healthcare in Developing Asia
ADB’s health bond opens the door to badly needed long-term financing for health projects in Asia and the Pacific.
ADB Discusses with Stakeholders New Strategy Until 2030
Two senior ADB officials discuss #RoadTo2030 from Frankfurt, Germany, and Stockholm, Sweden.
ADB Scaling Up Assistance to PNG
Vice-President Stephen Groff discusses the role of public-private partnerships, connectivity, and renewable energy in helping PNG meet its development goals.
ADB to Help Mongolia Build Resilient, Diversified Economy
Ayumi Konishi, former Director General for East Asia, discusses ADB’s new Country Partnership Strategy for Mongolia.
ADB, Myanmar Deepen Partnership to Meet Infrastructure Investment Needs
ADB’s new Country Partnership Strategy in Myanmar will focus on connectivity, human capital, and structural reforms.
ADB’s Challenge: Moving from 3 Ss to 3 Cs
Recently, someone from one of our developing member countries commented that ADB is too small, slow and self-centered. This assessment might sound harsh, but the numbers speak for themselves.
All Eyes on Astana for ADB’s Annual Meeting
With its stunning, modern architecture, crisp blue skies, and myriad influences, Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, provides a dramatic backdrop for ADB’s 47th Meeting of the Board of Governors that starts 2 May and concludes three days later.
Asia Pacific Post-2015 Priorities, MDG8 and Global Partnerships
Any contemporary story on development in Asia-Pacific begins with reflection on massive gains achieved in the fight against poverty. The incidence of people living on less than $1.25 a day fell from 54.5% in 1990 to 20.7% in 2010, with the number of extreme poor declining from 1.48 billion to 733 million. This precipitous decline in poverty incidence has been accompanied by tremendous gains in access to health and education.
Assessing Asia’s Infrastructure Investment Needs
We take a fresh look at how much Asia should invest in infrastructure development.