Blog posts tagged to "public services"

  • Boao Forum: Use fiscal policy to boost infrastructure spending

    Published on Wednesday, 29 March 2017

    Developing Asia urgently needs further investments in infrastructure to sustain growth and improve social equity.

  • Citizens enjoying a park in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

    Green cities are not just for the elite

    Published on Monday, 20 February 2017

    Environmentally friendly urban development should benefit all citizens.

  • Construction workers on a bridge in the PRC.

    Keeping the 'private' in PPPs in the PRC

    Published on Wednesday, 31 August 2016

    To attract the private sector, it needs to be given a fair chance of competing for PPPs and turning enough of a profit to recover their investment in the People’s Republic of China.

  • Bridge over the Peacock River in Korla, PRC.

    How do you develop $1 trillion in PPPs for the PRC?

    Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016

    The PRC wants to scale up on PPPs that deliver value-for-money, and stand the test of time.

  • Riverside park in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia (PRC).

    Densification key to green cities, mindsets

    Published on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

    Urban densification encourages efficiency and conservation to make cities more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

  • Good governance central to Asia’s transformation

    Published on Friday, 05 September 2014

    There is no universal strategy for pursuing a triple bottom line of high, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth, but better governance is an imperative.

  • 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. 

  • 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.