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10 Aug 2018 description

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations should increase the speed of negotiation for, coordination of, and responses to emergency food aid releases to enhance food security in Asia.

13 Jun 2018 description

An increase of nearly 30 per cent on the previous year, boosting projects that help developing countries cut emissions and address climate risks.

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2018 – Climate financing by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose to a seven-year high of $35.2 billion in 2017, up 28 per cent on the previous year.

11 May 2018 description

In 2015, the international community committed to the Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 4, which is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. That same year, in Addis Ababa, multilateral development banks committed to work together to assist countries to generate the needed financial resources. In this context, we welcome the proposal for the International Finance Facility for Education. Urgent and unparalleled action is needed to create a learning generation.

22 Apr 2018 description

Sept banques multilatérales de développement (BMD) ont lancé une nouvelle plateforme en vue de renforcer leur collaboration dans le cadre des migrations économiques et des déplacements forcés. Lancée en marge des réunions de printemps du Fonds monétaire international (FMI) et du Groupe de la Banque mondiale, cette plateforme a pour but d’appuyer le dialogue stratégique et la coordination opérationnelle des BMD afin de maximiser l’impact de leur engagement croissant dans ces deux domaines.

20 Apr 2018 description

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2018 – Seven Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) launched a new platform to enhance their collaboration on economic migration and forced displacement today on the margins of the IMF-World Bank Group Spring Meetings. The platform will advance strategic dialogue and operational coordination to maximize the impact of MDBs’ growing engagement in these two areas.

14 Apr 2018 description

Introduction

Disaster events have lasting impacts on people, communities, and socioeconomic development. Countries in the Pacific are among the most exposed, globally, to natural disasters, including floods, droughts, cyclones, and earthquakes. The effects of climate change threaten to increase the severity and frequency of hazard events in the Pacific region, emphasizing the need for Pacific island countries to protect themselves against corresponding social and economic consequences.

14 Apr 2018 description

Several national and regional initiatives address the risks of loss and damage associated with climate change impacts.

Introduction

To date, there is no formal international funding mechanism for climate-related loss and damage. These are climate change impacts that cannot be prevented by mitigation and adaptation efforts. Therefore, countries need a line of defense both at the national and regional levels to help the most vulnerable populations.

14 Apr 2018 description

Countries need to build capacity and develop financial solutions for different climate risks, including those that can better address slow-onset events.

Introduction

It is becoming increasingly clear that, no matter how successful we are in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, emissions from the past have committed us to a certain degree of climate warming and therefore there are unavoidable climate change impacts.

14 Apr 2018 description

Contingency finance is a risk retention approach for addressing loss and damage associated with climate change impacts.

Introduction

Response actions in the days immediately after a disaster, such as a super typhoon, are crucial in helping the victims. Setting aside contingency or reserve funds before the disaster occurs enables countries to disburse funds faster in the wake of an emergency.

28 Mar 2018 description

Foreword

The year that preceded the publication of this report was marked by dramatic political, social, environmental and economic changes in many countries around the world. The theme of the 2018 High-level Political Forum, ‘Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies’, is therefore deeply resonant for policymakers, citizens and businesses in a changing Asia-Pacific region.

27 Mar 2018 description

Francis Daniel Bougaire est chargé en chef de la Politique et stratégie de développement dans le secteur de l’eau à la Facilité africaine de l’eau (FAE), un fonds spécial hébergé et administré par la Banque africaine de développement. La FAE octroie des dons et fournit une assistance technique afin de mettre en œuvre des projets innovants dans son domaine.

19 Dec 2017 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (18 December 2017) — The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a total of $15 million in financing, comprised of policy-based loans and grants, for the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program which will help strengthen Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu’s resilience to disasters.

08 Dec 2017 description

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The Global Fund and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a memorandum of understanding to support the financing, design and implementation of country-led programs to fight HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, and build resilient health systems in ADB member countries eligible for Global Fund financing.

Through a framework of mutual cooperation, ADB and the Global Fund can complement each other’s contributions to health programs in the Asia and Pacific region.

07 Nov 2017 description

Drones have the potential to maximize development impact through data acquisition, processing, and management for projects.

Introduction

Development professionals need reliable, easy-to-access, and actionable data to design, implement, and evaluate projects efficiently and effectively.

For example, infrastructure projects require extensive data collection, detailed mapping, and regular monitoring. In remote, hard-to-reach areas in Asia and the Pacific, the work involved usually come with a hefty price tag, and may even be dangerous for staff.

17 Oct 2017 description

This document draws upon grassroots women’s experiences from the Huairou Commission’s membership in Southeast Asia. It highlights four community-led strategies for advancing climate and disaster resilient development. These strategies demonstrate that communities have knowledge, capacities and networks that can strengthen government-led efforts to advance resilient development.

14 Oct 2017 description

Seven Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) announced a new coordination platform on economic migration and forced displacement today in a meeting with G7 officials at the World Bank Annual Meetings, to advance strategic priorities, including improving data and evidence and strengthening technical assistance to maximize the impact of projects supported by MDBs.

11 Sep 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This sixth edition of the Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance provides an overview of financing committed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDBG), and the World Bank Group (WBG), to climate change mitigation and adaptation projects and activities in 2016.

18 Aug 2017 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (17 August 2017) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) today signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) that will allow ADB to access and administer GCF funds and scale up the bank’s climate financing to its developing member countries.

The agreed AMA—a framework agreement detailing the overarching rights and obligations of an accredited entity and GCF—will enable ADB to access a new funding source to further increase its climate mitigation and adaptation efforts in Asia and the Pacific.