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The successor to the Millennial Development Goals will have broad impacts on people in Asia and the Pacific. Photo: ADB

Asia and the Pacific's Priorities After 2015

What will the future for Asia and the Pacific look like - the region with the fastest economic growth and, at the same time, with the poorest people and the largest inequalities in the world – after 2015 and the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals?

Susann Roth

Asia’s Unfinished Agenda

Arrived in Delhi and was struck by two things. The gleaming Indira Gandhi International Airport with its world class facilities and Greater Noida, the fast growing urban and industrial center about an hour’s drive by expressway from Delhi where our Annual Meeting is being held. Both are impressive signs of the country’s rapid modernization.  

Of Civil Society, Jobless Youth and Short Skirts

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.

Nik Gowing, International Journalist and Broadcaster, moderates the Governors' Seminar: Beyond Factory Asia

Of Governors, Factory Asia and India Day

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.

Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate for Economics and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, as one of the seminar panelists.

Drummers, Development, and Delivering Services

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. 

The Last Dispatch from Delhi: Three “I’s and Incredible India

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. 

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