Blog posts tagged to "Delhi 2013"

  • Impacts of increasing integration: Challenges in trade, finance and the environment

    Published on Thursday, 23 May 2013

    Regional cooperation and integration (RCI) has played an important role in Asia’s growth and development, and will have to play a role in managing the consequences of this ascendancy going forward.

  • 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. 

  • Harnessing the power of apps for social and economic development across Asia and the Pacific

    Published on Saturday, 04 May 2013

    Technology is playing an increasingly important role in how we think about solutions for global societal challenges. Take the apps revolution for a start. 

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

    Of Governors, Factory Asia and India Day

    Published on Friday, 03 May 2013

    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.

  • 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%.

  • Of Civil Society, Jobless Youth and Short Skirts

    Published on Thursday, 02 May 2013


    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.

  • Asia’s Unfinished Agenda

    Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2013

    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.