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Asia and the Pacific have made great strides in deveopment over the past 50 years, however much remains to be done. Issues such as poverty and vulnerability, rising inequality, climate change, growing environmental pressures, and large infrastructure deficits remain to be addressed while merging trends, such as technological advancements, urbanization, and changing demographics, present opportunities and challenges
Although operating on a smaller scale than the Asian Development Bank, the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is steadily increasing its presence as a multilateral institution focused on infrastructure development financing. The AIIB set a lending and investment target of $3.5 billion for 2018, 40 percent more than last year.
Executives from the ADB and AIIB converged on The Future of Asia conference in Tokyo to discuss how their banks complement, rather than compete with one another.
This report highlights recommendations on how the U.S. might effectively engage Southeast Asia's infrastructure challenges to foster greater stability and financial integration in the region.
In a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Japan and China have agreed to set up a forum to bolster joint exports in infrastructure.
The Asian Development Bank hosted its annual meeting on May 3, during which representatives from China and Japan lobbied the bank about future lending strategies.
The head of the Asian Development Bank has warned countries against unsustainable borrowing to fund infrastructure projects, which could lead to debt traps and repayment trouble.
As Asia’s powers advance plans for a number of economic corridors to connect the continent, it is important to understand what exactly an economic corridor entails.
Chinese contractors are receiving the lion's share of Belt and Road opportunities reports the Financial Times, citing data from Reconnecting Asia.
Reconnecting Asia is tracking developments across a vast landmass that includes 60 percent of the global economy. Every day, new infrastructure projects are announced, some are advanced, and others encounter obstacles. Here is a selection of the top projects to watch in 2018.
Asia is set to spend $26 trillion on airports and other infrastructure projects through 2030, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The AIIB concluded its second annual meeting in Jeju Island, South Korea on June 16, yet many questions about the bank’s role in global governance remain open.
Here is a selection of work from ADBI related to four areas the Reconnecting Asia Project covers: climate change and sustainability, energy, regional integration, and infrastructure finance.
Financial engineering is driven by new approaches to old problems, as the surprising success of green bonds and social or development impact bonds has shown us. Hopefully, the time of the kicker bond for infrastructure has arrived.
Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao discusses infrastructure investment's impact on inclusive and sustainable economic growth in Asia at the 2017 Global Development Forum.
Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.
The challenge today for multilateral development banks is not how to mobilize excess savings but how to catalyze abundant capital for development.
While the U.S. and Japan cannot offer as much investment as China in the region, they can offer their expertise and high standards, Matthew Goodman explains in an interview with Nikkei.
There are six areas where the United States can directly influence the soft infrastructure in the reconnecting Asia footprint. All of these must be done in coordination with our bilateral and multilateral partners.