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Emma Veve: The Pacific Economic Monitor

Emma Veve, Senior Country Specialist in Fiji, outlines the growth and inflation prospects for the Pacific region given the benefits and challenges posed to the various nations by rising global commodity prices.ListenDownload MP3Podcast archives

Feature Stories
  • Public Information Centers Empower Cambodians Public Information Centers Empower Cambodians
    As a child, Tuok Neang did not have access to books. His parents, poor farmers in Siem Reap province, could not afford them. But today Tuok Neang, a university student majoring in English, has access to a wealth of information about his country’s history, politics, and economic growth. Public information centers—jointly financed by ADB and the World Bank—have opened up a world of learning opportunities for students like Tuok Neang.

  • Farming Smarter Farming Smarter
    Aided by investments in skill transfers, irrigation, and road upgrades, villagers in the Lao highlands now have the knowledge to improve their farming and marketing techniques, connecting them to markets as far away as Japan.

  • Life Beyond the Dam Life Beyond the Dam
    Though a hydropower project relocated villagers, it also brought electricity, roads, and schools to a remote valley.

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Poverty, Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Asia

Poverty, Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Asia

Governments and the private sector in Asia need to work together to ensure economic gains will be more inclusive given the rising inequalities in income and access to employment and social services facing the region. ADB's latest publication turns the spotlight on the growing discrepancies in wealth and persistent gaps in access to social services that have accompanied Asia's extraordinary economic expansion in recent decades and proposes policy options to address inequities and support inclusive growth.

Speeches
International Women's Day Breakfast – Centenary Event
Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, Vice President Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, Vice President
ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines
8 Mar 2011
Visions and Prospects for East Asia Economic Integration
Haruhiko Kuroda, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda, ADB President
Seoul, Republic of Korea
24 Feb 2011
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