Asia and the Pacific must do more to improve the welfare and economic empowerment of women in order to unlock their full potential and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a panel discussion heard at the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Annual Meeting here today.
The new trends in urban development were considered at a seminar held in Tashkent in the framework of the ongoing 43rd annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank. It brought together experts, scholars and specialists in urban planning from various countries.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a risk distribution agreement with the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), which will lead to greater and wider support for trade in ADB’s developing member countries.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed trade finance agreements with three banks in Uzbekistan. The agreements with Agrobank, Asaka Bank, and Hamkorbank are ADB’s first such agreements in the Central Asian country.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda on Saturday signed a US$350 million loan agreement to boost the efficiency of Uzbekistan’s electricity supply through the construction of a new combined cycle gas turbine.
Increasing interdependence within Asian economies suggests the region should strengthen its institutional architecture to cement recent gains, broaden integration, and ensure that regional and global processes remain compatible and mutually reinforcing, a seminar audience heard today.
Cities in Asia should lead the way in making the reduction, reuse and recycling of resources a way of life, while providing economic models for conservation which national governments could replicate, a seminar audience heard today.
Asia has made a quick turnaround from the global economic crisis but the region still faces many challenges and must ensure that future growth is inclusive and environmentally sustainable, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda said today.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Commerzbank AG today signed a risk-sharing agreement that will foster greater international trade in developing Asia.