May 06 2018
Over 4000 participants, including delegates from countries across Asia, North America and Europe, are attending the three-day annual meeting in Manila, where the topics to be discussed include climate change, poverty reduction, and gender and governance issues.
The other panelists were Takehiko Nakao, President of the ADB, Minnette Navarette, President of Kickstart Ventures, and Nandita Parshad, Managing Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, who were engaged in a debate by CNBC's Anchor Oriel Morrison.
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"Our focus and plan in Pakistan is to strengthen transmission lines and distribution system", he said, adding the ADB's focus is more on the demand side, on efficiency, and on distribution system".
"It should invest in fintech, healthtech and other ways in which public services can be delivered to people of Asia to improve their quality of life", Garg said.
"With countries that have market access making that graduation, ADB will be able to focus its limited resources on those countries that truly lack market access and have the highest needs", a U.S. government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told reporters.
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Although he acknowledged that still there are many challenges to overcome, Nakao was of the view that the region is well-positioned to sustain its growth momentum, supported by strong private consumption and investment, along with sound macroeconomic policies and structural reforms. "We will focus on lagging areas and pockets of poverty even in middle-income countries", he noted. "Therefore, probably, pursuing this idea may not be. advisable".
Nakao also mentioned ADB's ongoing efforts to improving gender balance within the bank, with representation of women among global staff increasing to a record high of 35 percent in 2017, a step closer to the bank's target of 40 percent by the end of 2022.
India is a founding member of the ADB and is now the fourth largest shareholder and the largest borrower of the ADB sovereign lending since 2010.
ADB operations include loans, guarantees, equity investments, technical assistance and co-financing, which a year ago totaled $32.2 billion, representing a 26 percent increase from 2016.
He said the AIIB had observed "very high standards" in terms of its programmes, and the AIIB and the ADB this year hoped to approve several projects which they would co-finance. "ADB should open its missions in major business locations", he said.
He also suggested ADB to be a partner in the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to promote clean and renewable energy.
May 06 2018
Cleveland Browns: Baker backup? He isn't having that
I think if the Browns are as invested in him as we were at Oklahoma, he's going to return the favor by working his tail off. You have to put the time in. "I have to get prepared, get in the playbook and I'm ready to go to work though".
May 06 2018
Hodgson's warning for Palace over summer transfers
It may seem irrelevant, but to Wolves fans, it increases the likelihood that Jack Butland will be leaving the club in the summer. He refused to panic in the box for Palace's equaliser, instead picking an intelligent, sensible through-ball to McArthur.
May 06 2018
Local elections: Theresa May not 'an electoral failure', says pollster
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May 05 2018
Alexei Navalny arrested as thousands in Russian Federation demonstrate against Vladimir Putin inauguration
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May 05 2018
Conte eyes win over Liverpool to boost Chelsea's top-four hopes
Conte informs the press his squad has no injury concerns and has his say on ex-Chelsea player Mohamed Salah's remarkable season. He wants to help his players during the game. "With Oxlade-Chamberlain out, we haven't got lots of central midfield players".
May 04 2018
Trump's longtime doctor says Trump dictated glowing bill of health
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May 02 2018
Trump Reaffirms Coercive Strategy for World Cup 2026
The host of the 2026 World Cup will be named June 13, a day before the opening match of the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation . The North American bid has the support of 16 voting nations in South and Central America, as well as Saudi Arabia.
May 02 2018
Trump slams 'disgraceful' leak of Mueller questions
AP's Eric Tucker gives context to this latest development in the story about the Russian Federation investigation. Trump has also repeatedly dismissed accusations of collusion, calling Mueller's probe a "witch hunt ".
Apr 30 2018
Southern grad Mike Gesicki taken in NFL Draft
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Apr 30 2018
Women in Donegal may have received incorrect smear results
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