The events that shaped ADB’s policies in the past 50 years

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The Asian Development Bank was established in 1966 to respond to a growing need for finance to support Asian countries’ economic growth and development ambitions.

In the years that followed, however, certain events would further shape the bank’s strategy and policy direction. We highlighted some of them, based on ADB’s 50th anniversary book titled, “Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific: 50 Years of the Asian Development Bank,” launched May 4 at the ADB 50th annual meeting in Yokohama, Japan.

Devex is on the ground at the ADB 50th Annual Meeting. Stay tuned to Devex for coverage.

About the author

  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.