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Media Advisory - ADB's Capital Base

ADB's capital as of 31 December 2013 was $175.4 billion, consisting of $162.8 billion of subscribed capital and $12.6 billion of reserves.

ADB Named Top Development Bank, Climbs Rankings to 5th Place in Aid Transparency Index

ADB has been named as the top rated development bank in the 2014 Aid Transparency Index (ATI), an independent measurement of transparency ranking 68 of the world’s leading donor organizations published today. ADB ranks fifth overall and is one of only seven organizations in the top category of “very good” in the 2014 ATI, compiled each year by British nongovernment organization Publish What You Fund.

ADB, Japan Help GMS Countries Continue Push For Seamless Cross Border Trade

ADB and Government of Japan are providing technical assistance to help Greater Mekong Subregion member countries tackle weaknesses in sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) procedures, which are undermining cross border trade flows.

ADB Urges Asia to Take Advantage of Global Value Chain Opportunities

Asian economies—having reaped substantial gains from global value chains in the past 25 years—can extend these gains if governments and business work together to reduce tariffs and non-tariff trade barriers, and improve logistics and transport infrastructure, says a new ADB report.

Developing Asia Fastest Growing Region as Key Economies Advance Reforms

Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies in the region move ahead with structural reforms, says a new ADB report.

Asia Uniquely Positioned to Lead Global Knowledge Economy - ADB

Asian countries have a unique opportunity to transform themselves and leapfrog older technologies to lead the global knowledge-based economy of the future, says a new report from ADB.

ADB Support for Lao PDR Tourism Industry Will Boost Revenue, Create Jobs

Tourism could generate an additional $330 million in earnings and 27,000 new jobs in the Lao PDR under a project supported by ADB to upgrade the country’s tourism infrastructure, boosting the industry’s contribution to the economy.

ADB Launches Asia Women Leaders Program

ADB today launched the Asia Women Leaders Program to address a glaring absence of women from leadership roles in Asia and the Pacific.

New ADB Office to Provide Independent PPP Transaction Advisory Services

ADB today opened a new office to provide governments with independent advice on shaping public-private partnerships (PPPs), a key conduit for greater infrastructure investment in developing Asia.

ADB Supports Public-Private Hydropower Project in Lao PDR

ADB is supporting a 290-megawatt hydropower project in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) under a public-private partnership arrangement.