Asia's remarkable success story is well known with unprecedented rates of economic growth and a sharp reduction in the number of people living below the absolute level of poverty. In spite of these, growth has been highly uneven, inequality has increased in many developing countries and costs to the environment have been enormous. More than ever, Asia's development should be socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable covering areas such as: rebalancing of the economy; strengthening of trade and investment; enhancing regional cooperation an integration; upgrading of infrastructure; depending of financial systems; ensuring green growth; and enhancing human development including human capital. In each of these areas, ADB's role will be also be discussed.
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Dr Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, Vice President (Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development), Asian Development Bank
- Tuesday, 05 July 2011
- 4.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road