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2013-09-05 08:28:13

OTTAWA, Ontario, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asia and the Pacific's drive for food security has focused too narrowly on quantity, with a surge in obesity and still high levels of malnutrition in some countries highlighting the need for a new approach, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) study. "Many developing countries in the region face the twin burdens of both under and overnutrition," said Cyn-Young Park, ADB Assistant Chief Economist. "Improving nutritional...

2013-06-20 12:28:24

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stephen Groff, Asian Development Bank's Vice President for Southeast/East Asia and the Pacific will provide a real-time, on-the-ground assessment of operations in China, Myanmar as well as other countries in Southeast and East Asia in a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference scheduled for 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in the club's Zenger Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St., NW, Washington,...

2013-02-01 04:20:08

HONG KONG, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asian Development Bank ("ADB") today signed a US$100 million B-Loan Facility agreement with China Water Affairs Group Limited ("CWA") (stock code: 00855.HK). The proceeds from the loan will be used to improve water supply in second and third-tier cities in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"). The two-phase financing cooperation between ADB and CWA involves the provision of a total of US$200 million loan by ADB to CWA. It is part of ADB's efforts...

2013-01-28 16:26:36

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The QED Group, LLC, a leading international development firm specializing in monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management, has hired Byron Radcliffe to serve in the newly created position of vice president of new business. Mr. Radcliffe has worked for more than 30 years in the development and finance fields, in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Mr. Radcliffe is also a well-known member of several international development associations,...

2012-05-17 10:23:29

MEDIA ADVISORY WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rajat M. Nag of ADB to address: The Asian Century: Will Growing Social and Economic Inequality Threaten Asia's Dynamism? (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Rajat M. Nag, Managing Director General, Asian Development Bank (ADB) will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference at 12:00 p.m. (noon), Tuesday, May 22, in the Zenger Room of the National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W.,...

2012-01-25 08:00:00

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2012-01-17 11:14:00

BURLINGAME, Calif., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asian Development Bank awarded ECCI-C METAG, JV, a joint venture between ECC and METAG, a $477 million, four-year project to rehabilitate and construct a 233-kilometer stretch of roadway from Qaisar to Laman to complete Afghanistan's Ring Road. The nearly 3,000-kilometer Ring Road is the main artery in Afghanistan that connects several major cities. Completion of the Ring Road will link Afghanistan's major cities, expand...

2011-03-07 09:33:00

NEW YORK, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from Asian Development Bank at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=ef13745b-c624-45be-941e-57b73cf53692 One essential precondition for Asia's economic recovery is providing women with greater opportunities and decent work. True progress means true equality. Available video includes a PSA by ADB for International Women's Day. About thenewsmarket.com thenewsmarket.com delivers free broadcast- and...

2011-02-01 08:00:00

Says a new report from independent evaluation at multilateral development banks. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG), a network of independent evaluation units of multilateral development banks (MDBs), released today a synthesis evaluation on MDB assistance to Agriculture and Agribusiness. The evaluative lessons assume special significance today as the world faces the possibility of another food crisis, as food prices rose to a record...

2011-01-20 09:59:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Asian Development Bank at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=96f15dec-46d2-473e-8346-04087d75b21f The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Afghanistan's Minister of Finance on Tuesday signed two agreements totaling more than $340 million that will lead to the completion of Afghanistan's vital Ring Road and to improvements in the power sector. The agreements were signed in Kabul by Minister of Finance Omar...