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Asian Development Bank (ADB)

ADB was conceived amid the postwar rehabilitation and reconstruction of the early 1960s. The vision was of a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in the region - then one of the poorest in the world. The Philippines capital of Manila was chosen to host the new institution - the Asian Development Bank - which opened its doors on 19 December 1966, with 31 members to serve a predominantly agricultural region. Through the years, ADB's work and assistance levels has expanded alongside its membership as the region has undergone far-reaching changes.


Pavit Ramachandran Environment Specialist
Dana Rose J. Salonoy Knowledge Management Assistant
Hanna Uusimaa Project Manager, Climate Change Specialist
Vidhisha Samarasekera Project Manager
Arunkumar Samuel Abraham Senior Environment Specialist