Asian Development Bank

Latest Features from the Asian Development Bank
  1. New Clark City is one of the most important large-scale infrastructure projects in the Philippines’ recent history. It demonstrates how PPP can help build Asia's massive infrastructure needs.
  2. ADB support for the Philippine Competition Commission will build staff skills and support effective enforcement of new law.
  3. Vanishing coastlines, king tides, soil erosion—the accelerating impact of climate change is an existential threat to the low-lying atoll countries.
  4. The Pacific Disaster Resilience (PDR) Program program allocates $15 million in policy-based loans and ADF grants for Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu when disasters occur and also supports priority actions for disaster risk management.
  5. ADB expects GDP in the region to expand 5.2% in both 2019 and 2020, down from the September forecast of 5.4% growth for 2019 and 5.5% for 2020.
  6. Developing Asia's economic growth remains solid, but ADB’s projections have been trimmed down as the region’s two biggest economies are weighed down by both external and domestic factors.
  7. ADB's private sector operations aim is to have development impact while ensuring profitability and commercial sustainability.
  8. On International Anticorruption Day, ADB FAST TALK speaks to Pana Ratanabanangkoon, Project Director of the Thailand Private Sector Collective Action Against Corruption (Thai CAC), on fighting the culture of corruption in the private sector.
  9. Rising ocean levels and warming ocean temperatures are posing a global risk, but for atoll countries like Kiribati, the Maldives, and the Marshall Islands, the changes are threatening their very existence.
  10. The book offers policy approaches to create a stronger environment for public-private partnerships and outside-the-box solutions to finance infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific.
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