But under the GMS cooperation programme, natural resources and people are reduced to little more than raw materials and cheap, dispensable labour. The strategic goal of these initiatives has not been poverty reduction, but the rapid integration of local and national economic activities into the global market economy. Asian countries are warned of climate catastrophe. Bank, an institution that deals in money and its substitutes and provides other money-related services. Under the special rules that operate in these sub-regional economic zones, the rights of local populations to natural resources such as land, water, fish and forests have been critically threatened. Technology that produces drinking water from sunlight and air has been installed at Petros Primary School on the Vanuatu island of Tanna.
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It has had plenty of help from the World Bank, the IMF and country governments both within and outside the region. ADB intends to continue to operate in health, agriculture, and disaster and emergency assistance, but on a more selective basis. Members may not maintain or impose any restriction on the holding or use by the Bank or by any recipient from the Bank, for payments in any country, of currency of a member received by the Bank which does not come within the provisions of the preceding paragraph, unless: Any question of interpretation or application of the provisions of this Agreement arising between any member and the Bank, or between two or more members of the Bank, shall be submitted to the Board of Directors for decision. The ADB's poverty reduction strategy claims that it has learned much from its past efforts about how to address the various dimensions of poverty.
View All Media 1 Image. The bank, which provides loans, grants and other help to its member countries, has announced plans to set up seven new offices around the region. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. It plays the following functions for countries in the Asia Pacific region: By subscribing to the mailing list of Asian Development Bank your email address is stored securely, opted into new post notifications and related communications. Partnerships with a diverse group of institutions are crucial in addressing the risks and challenges facing the region; and in meeting the varied requirements for inclusive, environmentally-sustainable growth and regional integration.