ADB: Social Protection of Vulnerable in Pacific

Proposed Regional TA for financing under Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction.  Key objectives of project are to (i) provide direct support to reduce the impact of economic, social, and environmental shocks on the most affected vulnerable populations; [1] and (ii) strengthen existing informal social safety net systems[2]  to build their resilience for future socioeconomic and environmental impacts.


Compiled from Energy Briefing - Asia Pulse, 2005.

ADB, World Bank Joint Field Presence in Tonga

21 April 2009, NUKU'ALOFA, TONGA - Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda and Mr. Sun Vithespongse, Executive Director of the World Bank for Tonga, today officially opened a World Bank-ADB joint field presence in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. These premises symbolize the deepening working relationship by both development banks with the Tongan Government and with each other.

ADB’s Power / Energy Projects in Asia-Pacific (as of May 2008)

Asian Development Bank (ADB) extends loans and provides technical assistance to its developing member countries for a broad range of development projects and programs. ADB identified core sectors for its assistance as road transport, energy, urban infrastructure, rural infrastructure, education, and financial services. In recent years, ADB has increasingly placed more emphasis on its private sector operations. In 2007, ADB approved $10.1 billion of loans, $673 million of grant projects, and technical assistance ($243 million). Private sector operations totaled $1.7 billion, significantly above recent levels. Most assistance went to the operational sector, with 39% of total loans (or $3.9 billion) going to transport and communications, more than double the amount in 2006.

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