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ADB Appoints Ashok Lavasa as New Vice-President

ADB has appointed Ashok Lavasa as Vice-President for Private Sector Operations and Public–Private Partnerships. He will succeed Diwakar Gupta, whose term will end on 31 August.

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24 Jul 2020 | Video

Leading through Global Influence and Strong Country Presence

Since assuming office on 17 January 2020, President Masatsugu Asakawa has been leading the Asian Development Bank through global influence and strong country presence across Asia and the Pacific.

22 Jul 2020 | News Release

ADB, GCF Commit to Partnership to Boost Green Recovery from COVID-19

ADB and GCF have agreed to partner toward a “green recovery” for members confronting the harsh economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

21 Jul 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Provides Additional Assistance to Bhutan to Combat COVID-19

ADB has approved a $2 million grant for Bhutan from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund to help finance the government’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

20 Jul 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Provides Additional Assistance to Maldives to Combat COVID-19

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an additional $1 million grant to Maldives from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) to further support the government’s emergency response to the coronavirus disease... 

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What role does human capital play in innovation?

A well-trained workforce is more likely to spur innovation at companies. Firms that provide even minimal training to employees are nearly 8 percentage points more likely to introduce a new product and implement a new process.

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On track for universal electrification, Asia and the Pacific must aim higher

Asia and the Pacific must seek to achieve 24/7 electricity supply with good quality and sufficient quantity to maximize economic and human development benefits.

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Exploring new ways to manage the devastation caused by floods

In many countries, new approaches to flood management are replacing traditional reactive measures.

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28 Oct 2020 | Online, 4:00 p.m., SGT

Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program (TSCFP) Awards

Join us at the annual Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program (TSCFP) Awards. Amidst COVID-19, a virtual event will be held on 28 October 2020, 4:00 p.m. SGT.

24 Aug 2020 | Online

Asia-Pacific Transport Forum 2020

ADB will hold a virtual Transport Forum online on 24-28 August 2020 with experts and leaders to discuss transport’s future in a post-pandemic world.     

12 Aug 2020 | Online

Virtual Conference on Low-Carbon Finance and the Sustainable Development Goals

This ADBI virtual conference will examine impediments to low-carbon finance such as the lack of unified criteria for investment that advances climate-related SDGs and limited understanding of the fundamentals of low-carbon finance.

31 Jul 2020 | Online

Distinguished Speaker Series: Webinar on Private and Institutional Investment in Urban Infrastructure

This ADBI-Asian Development Bank Urban Sector Group webinar will feature Weiping Wu of Columbia University who will discuss the bridging of infrastructure investment demand and the interests of private and institutional investors.


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