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Asian Development Bank

By Nihal Kappagoda
ISBN: 9781853392979
Asia and the Pacific is an extremely diverse region, containing both very small and very large nation states - as well as extremes of rich and poor. This volume describes the important and delicate role of the Asian Development Bank in this region during a dramatic period of economic transformation

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  • Synopsis
    Regional development banks have recently come under growing criticism from grassroots organizations, environmental groups and others. Asia and the Pacific is an extremely diverse region, containing both very small and very large nation states - as well as extremes of rich and poor. This volume describes the important and delicate role of the Asian Development Bank in this region during a dramatic period of economic transformation
  • Table of Contents
    List of Tables vii
    Foreword, Yasutami Shimomura ix
    Preface, Roy Culpeper xi
    Acknowledgments xiii
    List of Acronyms xv
    1 Introduction 1
    Part 1 Historical Setting and Record of Performance
    2 A Brief History of the Bank 13
    Institutional Framework, 13
    Resources, 17
    Bank Operations, 25
    The Political Balance of Power, 33
    Highlights of Past Assessments, 40
    3 Borrowing Country Experience 49
    Country Studies, 49
    Development Impact, 64
    Part 2 Development Agenda
    4 Loan Performance and Institutional Governance 89
    Loan Quality and Evaluation, 89
    Country Strategies and Programming, 96
    5 Resource Mobilization 111
    Replenishment of the Asian Development Fund, HI
    General Capital Increases, 113
    Issues Affecting Resource Needs, 116
    Changes in Financial Policies, 121
    6 Looming Development Challenges for the Bank 127
    Overview of Needs, 227
    Role of the Bank in the Pacific DMCs, 129
    Assistance to the Private Sector, 133
    Protecting the Environment, 141
    Incorporating Social Dimensions in Bank Operations, 144
    Good Governance, Democratic Development,
    and Human Rights, 148
    Regional Activities, 151
    7 Achievements of the Bank 157
    Some Concluding Thoughts, 160
    Appendix: Statistical Tables of the Structure and
    Operations of the Bank and DMC Indicators 167
    Bibliography 185
    Index 189
    About the Book and Author 199
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Nihal Kappagoda
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 216
    Format Paperback / softback