Subject (Course): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Multilateral finance institution. Syllabus:
- Introduction to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
- The objectives of the Bank
- The structure of the Bank
- Operations of the Asian Development Bank
- Funds and activities of the Asian Development Bank.
- Projects and programs.
- Financial resources.
- Asian Development Fund.
- Project Cycle of the Asian Development Bank.
- Regions and countries.
- Development of the country Strategy
- Key indicators for Asia and the Pacific.
- Asian development Outlook.
- Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)
The objectives of the subject “The Asian Development Bank” are:
- To understand aims, structure, operations and 2020 strategy of the Asian Development Bank
- To identify areas of cooperation of the Asian Development Bank
- To evaluate funds (Asian Development Fund...) and financial
instruments of the Asian Development Bank
- To analyse key economic indicators for Asia and the Pacific and Asian perspectives on economic development
- To understand the project cycle of the Asian Development Bank.
Sample of the subject - Asian Development Bank:
Subject Description (Asian Development Bank):
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a multilateral development finance organisation created with
the objective of reducing poverty in Asia-Pacific. The Asian Development Bank was created in 1966.
The objective of the Asian Development Bank is to improve the welfare of Asian people, especially of the:
900 million poor living on less than one dollar a day.
The Asian Development Bank:
- Founded: 1966
- Members: 67
- Regional members: 48
- Non-regional members: 19
- Field offices: 27
- The total employees: 2,500+
- Nationalities employed: 50+
- The total loans: 10.5 billion dollars
- The total grants: 811.4 million dollars
- Technical assistance: 274.5 million dollars
- The private Sector Assistance: 1.5 billion dollars
The highest decision-making
level at the Asian Development Bank is the Board of Governors, to which each of the sixty-seven members economies of the Bank appoints one Governor.
The dynamic economic development has substantially helped reduce Asian poverty.
Notwithstanding some spectacular progress over the last decades:
The Asia-Pacific region remains home to 2/3 of the poor in the World.
Under the Asian Development Bank Strategy 2020, the Bank will follow
three complementary strategic agendas:
- Inclusive economic growth
- Environmentally sustainable growth
- Regional Integration and International Trade.
The number of people living in absolute poverty remains high at 903 million.
The “Asian Development Outlook” is a series of annual economic reports on the developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank. The Asian Development Outlook provides a
full analysis of macroeconomic and development topics for the Asia-Pacific region.
The Asian Development Bank developing member countries are:
- People's Republic of China
- Cook Islands
- Fiji Islands
- Hong Kong
- Republic of Palau
- Papua New Guinea
- The Philippines
- Kyrgyz Republic
- Marshall Islands
- Solomon Islands
- Sri Lanka
The Asian Development Bank belongs to the Sinic-Buddhist Civilisation, the Hindu Civilisation and the Islamic Civilisation.