Blog posts tagged to "ADB’s Annual Meeting"

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

    Published on Sunday, 05 May 2013

    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. 

  • 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

    Published on Saturday, 04 May 2013

    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. 

  • Giving people the tools to demand better public services

    Published on Saturday, 04 May 2013

    Poor people rely more on the state for essential services and assistance than those in the middle and upper classes, who have more options available to them. 

  • Can urban food security be part of the solution rather than the problem?

    Published on Friday, 03 May 2013

    We all grew up around the stereotype that the farmers grow the food and the cities consume the food.  Can and should  city  residents also produce the food that they consume?

  • Moving beyond factory Asia: How to leverage regional dynamics to unlock growth potential

    Published on Friday, 03 May 2013

    Developing economies in Asia and the Pacific (developing Asia) have registered remarkable growth over the past few decades.  During 1980–2010, developing Asia’s real gross domestic product (GDP) grew 7.1% annually on average, compared to the world average of 2.8%.