The Elgar Companion to the Asian Development Bank

M. G. Quibria ,

 
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The Elgar Companion to the Asian Development Bank

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Providing an authoritative yet accessible introduction to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), this comprehensive Companion offers a detailed examination of the ADB’s objectives, policies, development outcomes, strengths and weaknesses, areas for reform, and challenges going forward.<P><br/><br/>M. G.Quibria and Albab Akanda’s enlightening Companion is a significant addition to the literature on the ADB, delivering in-depth assessments of its operations to date and succinctly summarising its future priorities. Chapters provide state-of-the-art contributions from leading scholars on various themes such as the ADB’s approach to an increasingly multipolar world, the role of the ADB in supporting developing member countries, agricultural transformation in developing Asia and the challenges and opportunities represented by megacities in developing Asia. Crucially, the Companion advances the sound knowledge of the ADB’s history, its current methods of operation and its position in the global economy.<P><br/><br/>This stimulating and forward-looking Companion will be essential reading for students, scholars and academics interested in Asian development, international economic development and international relations. It will also be a vital resource for international policymakers, diplomats, practitioners and think tank staff.<P>
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