Blog posts tagged to "multilateral development banks"

  • In Strategy 2030, poverty reduction efforts focus on reducing inequality.

    When financiers can be agents of positive change

    Published on Wednesday, 19 September 2018

    With Strategy 2030, ADB has a crucial chance to make a difference in achieving a better quality of growth in the region.

  • To fill Asia’s infrastructure investment gap, the private sector’s share needs to be three times its current level.

    Investing to build a greener Asia

    Published on Thursday, 03 May 2018

    Asia needs to attract more private sector investment to close its infrastructure gap. Here’s how it can happen.

  • MDBs should not ignore human rights issues that impact development or poverty.

    Why MDBs should include human rights in the development agenda

    Published on Thursday, 25 May 2017

    To meet the SDGs, multilateral development banks need to be flexible when interpreting their mandates.

  • ADB supports an inclusive business project for small-scale hazelnut farmers in Bhutan.

    New report highlights key trends for inclusive business in Asia

    Published on Tuesday, 14 June 2016

    Inclusive business can address problems of the poor at scale in a sustainable, commercially viable way. But this approach is still a small niche, and scaling it up will require all actors to ‘up their game.’

  • Electrical power transmission lines in the Hindu Kush.

    Anthropocene: Are we in the age of man?

    Published on Monday, 06 June 2016

    Today’s human society does not have a symbiotic relationship with Nature as it intentionally alters natural processes, but whether or not it is a new epoch is not yet clear.

  • Wind farm in Turpan, PRC.

    5 ways interventions can support environmentally sustainable growth

    Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016

    Recent evaluation shows these elements are crucial to supporting economic growth and eradicating poverty without further harming the environment.

  • A vendor handles cash at a market in Indonesia.

    The future of financial markets – a changing view of Asia

    Published on Monday, 02 May 2016

    Discussions this week in Frankfurt won’t solve the problems of Asia’s financing gaps, but they can go a long way toward making sure that available funds are used more productively, inclusively, and sustainably.

  • Young volunteer engineers at the Solar Energy Festival in Manila, Philippines.

    Experience matters when hiring – but so should youth, new ideas

    Published on Thursday, 03 March 2016

    To address today’s development challenges, we need courage and innovation from young, inexperienced experts.

  • Workers on a railway construction project in Azerbaijan.

    Infrastructure and safeguards

    Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

    As multilateral development banks gear up to fill serious gaps in infrastructure in Asia, attention also focuses on safeguards, which should be a top concern for established lenders such as the World Bank and ADB as well as new players like the AIIB.

  • MDBs want to move ‘from billions to trillions’ on development finance to achieve the SDGs.

    #Fin4Dev: 10 things MDBs can bring to the table

    Published on Monday, 20 July 2015

    As the dialogue on #Fin4Dev advances, multilateral development banks and the IMF have joined hands to seriously consider what they specifically can bring to the table in going from ideas to action. Here are 10 takeaways from last week's major #Fin4Dev conference in Addis Ababa.