With Strategy 2030, ADB has a crucial chance to make a difference in achieving a better quality of growth in the region.
Vinod Thomas also held various senior posts at the World Bank, including Chief Economist for Asia and Director General of the Independent Evaluation Group. He formerly lived in Brazil as Country Director for the World Bank, wrote a popular book entitled From Inside Brazil, and travelled with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on his first trip to India. Thomas enjoys travelling with his camera in provinces and towns in the Philippines.
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Yes – but only if the focus is on quality and impact, and not on the quantity and volume of investment.
The indicator rather understates the true extent of global poverty.
The spike in climate-related disasters is linked not only to people’s increased exposure and vulnerability, but also to changes in temperature and rainfall from rising greenhouse gases.