We analyze the results of our December survey as ADB lending in 2016 reached $31.5 billion in 2016.
Satinder is responsible for coordinating the organization's corporate communications, media relations, publishing, information disclosure, and web strategies. He previously served for two years as the New York-based spokesperson and director of communications for the United Nations Development Programme. From 2008-2011 Mr. Bindra also served as a member of the UN Environment Programme's senior management team, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
From 1999-2007, as CNN’s South Asia bureau chief and senior international correspondent, he covered momentous events such as conflicts in Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and along the India-Pakistan border. His coverage of the 2004 Tsunami won him the prestigious duPont Award. He holds an M.Phil in International Relations (Oxford University), MA in Economic History (St. Stephen's College, Delhi University), and BA in History (St. Stephen's College, Delhi University).
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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.
The private sector alone could raise up to $10 trillion for development finance in Asia; let's direct that investment toward meeting the SDGs.
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.
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.
Where are Asia’s economies headed to in the short and long term? What shape are they in to withstand future financial crises? And how can they respond to the yawning rich-poor divide, now a key concern among Asian and global policymakers? These were some of the key points discussed over the first two days of business at our 47th Annual Meeting, held in Astana, Kazakhstan.