Blogs on Strategy 2020
Published on Thursday, 27 October 2016
A recent review found strengths and weaknesses in ADB’s approach to capacity development, and offered recommendations moving forward.
Published on Thursday, 22 September 2016
Two senior ADB officials discuss #RoadTo2030 from Frankfurt, Germany, and Stockholm, Sweden.
Published on Thursday, 15 September 2016
ADB is working on a new strategy leading up to 2030 to build on Strategy 2020. The process of preparing the document through consultations is as important as the strategy itself.
Published on Tuesday, 09 August 2016
Encouraging more females to study and work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will mitigate the gender bias in these fields.
Published on Friday, 05 June 2015
Here are a few highlights from ADB’s new Operational Plan for Health 2015-2020 launched today.
Published on Tuesday, 14 April 2015
ADB's engagement with CSOs and NGOs has changed over time, and Strategy 2020 highlights partnerships with both as central to ADB's project development processes — but there are still misconceptions about working with CSOs, which create challenges not only for ADB but for other development institutions as well.
Published on Wednesday, 05 November 2014
A set of reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the last of which was released on November 2, 2014, sets the scene for governments to renew their efforts on the issue through ambitious commitments for a comprehensive climate agreement in Paris in December 2015.
Published on Monday, 05 May 2014
We’ve wrapped up our 47th Annual Meeting in Astana today with plenty of food for thought on what lies ahead for our vast, diverse region.
Published on Thursday, 21 February 2013
ADB is currently reviewing its role in the health sector. Strategy 2020 proposes 80% investment in core sectors, and 20% in other sectors including agriculture, and health and social protection as non-core sectors. But investments in health have been declining in the past few years, and based on new Country Partnership Strategies, will decline further in coming years. ADB has now reached a point where it struggles to sustain a critical staff capacity in the health sector.
Published on Wednesday, 19 December 2012
“Inclusive growth” and “green growth” are two buzzwords that we often hear in the development sphere nowadays. This is not surprising since these two form key part of many development strategies. While Asia has done extremely well in expanding its economies in the last two to three decades, rapid growth has brought with it rising inequality—within and across countries. It has also badly damaged the environment along the way.