Asian Development Bank

Latest Features from the Asian Development Bank
  1. ADB Economist Elisabetta Gentile discusses ADB’s Global Value Chain Development Report 2021 and how protecting global value chains from disruptions will secure the benefits of inclusive growth for the region.
  2. Remarks on mitigation needs in light of the latest climate science, delivered by Jim Skea, Co-Chair, Working Group III - Mitigation of Climate Change, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
  3. Asian Development Bank President Masatsugu Asakawa helped open the 2021 ADBI Annual Conference by discussing onward climate challenges and priorities in Asia and the Pacific.
  4. The Global Value Chain Development Report 2021, the third of a biennial series, explores the radical shift Beyond Production as global value chains increasingly move beyond traditional manufacturing processes to services and other intangible assets.
  5. Bank Indonesia Governor Perry Warjiyo, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin E. Diokno, Central Bank of Sri Lanka Governor Nivard Cabraal, and other officials joined an ADBI-cohosted conference.
  6. In March 2021, ADB approved a $400 million loan to help finance the Philippine government’s purchases of COVID-19 vaccines. The loan was the first to be approved and disbursed under ADB’s $9 billion Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility.
  7. The pandemic, inducing higher food prices and reduced incomes, makes the goal of eradicating hunger even more challenging.
  8. Pollution threatens the Xin’an River, a river system within the People’s Republic of China's Yangtze River Economic Belt that provides water supply to millions of households.
  9. ADB is helping Armenia reconstruct 46 schools according to seismic safety standards. Around 58,700 students and staff will benefit from the upgraded schools which can also serve as temporary shelters during emergencies.
  10. An ADB project improved living conditions in three cities in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China, to help unlock their potential as strategic regional transport corridors.
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