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Why is India’s Dibrugarh Perennially Under Threat of Erosion and Floods?
October 17, 2022

Why is India’s Dibrugarh Perennially Under Threat of Erosion and Floods?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Dibrugarh’s geography – it is a mix of flood plains, lakes, swamps, sandbars and highlands – makes it vulnerable to flooding.

ADB to Devote $14 Billion to Help Ease Food Crisis in Asia-Pacific
September 27, 2022

ADB to Devote $14 Billion to Help Ease Food Crisis in Asia-Pacific

By Associated Press
The Asian Development Bank’s plan calls for improving long-term food security by strengthening farming and food supplies to cope with climate change and loss of biodiversity.
Asian Development Bank Cuts Forecasts to Reflect Weakening Outlook
September 22, 2022

Asian Development Bank Cuts Forecasts to Reflect Weakening Outlook

By Elaine Kurtenbach
The ADB cut its estimate for growth in Asia’s developing economies to 4.3 percent, down from an earlier forecast of 5.2 percent. But the slowdown is not evenly distributed.

The Asian Development Bank’s Energy Transition Mechanism
August 31, 2022

The Asian Development Bank’s Energy Transition Mechanism

By James Guild
After pledging to stop funding coal-powered power plants last year, the ADB is developing a framework to speed up the region's green transition.

The Revival of Rail Infrastructure in the Philippines
July 12, 2022

The Revival of Rail Infrastructure in the Philippines

By James Guild
The ADB and JICA are currently funding extensive upgrades to the country's railways and urban mass transit systems.

ADB Plans $323 Million in Grants for Tajikistan in 2021-2023
August 26, 2020

ADB Plans $323 Million in Grants for Tajikistan in 2021-2023

By Catherine Putz
Given the devastation of the pandemic, the bank’s increased grants plans for Tajikistan are critical. But will it be enough?

Can Asian Growth Survive Trade Threats?
April 13, 2018

Can Asian Growth Survive Trade Threats?

By Anthony Fensom
So far, so good for Asia's growth projections. But how long can that last?
In Competing With China, the US Should Realize the Virtues of the Rules-Based Order Speak for Themselves
February 25, 2018

In Competing With China, the US Should Realize the Virtues of the Rules-Based Order Speak for Themselves

By Theresa Lou
How can the United States lead without categorically opposing China’s international role and leadership?

Junk Bond Sale and Development Aid: How to Build a Road and a Dam in Tajikistan
October 26, 2017

Junk Bond Sale and Development Aid: How to Build a Road and a Dam in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
From the ADB to junk bond-hungry investors, Dushanbe is pulling in financial help. But will it make a difference?

ADB: Climate Change Threatens Asia’s Development Gains
July 17, 2017

ADB: Climate Change Threatens Asia’s Development Gains

By Anthony Fensom
The ADB predicts "drastic changes" that could pose an "existential threat" to some Asian countries.

The Asian Development Bank Adjusts to the Age of AIIB and Trump
May 11, 2017

The Asian Development Bank Adjusts to the Age of AIIB and Trump

By Mina Pollmann
First, China's challenger bank arose. Now, Japan has to deal with lack of U.S. interest in the ADB.
Despite Political Worries, Asia Still World’s Economic Powerhouse
April 08, 2017

Despite Political Worries, Asia Still World’s Economic Powerhouse

By Anthony Fensom
The Asian Development Bank says the region will remain the biggest contributor to global growth in 2017.

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