Notes on the 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (May 2018)


The annual meeting of the ADB, Asia’s leading development bank, is where you can feel the pulse of Asia. It was quite upbeat this year.

Paying due but sober attention to China’s infrastructure focused Belt and Road initiative, the ADB nudges Asia to embrace new technologies to further drive growth in Asia.

Panelists discussed whether Asia should continue to bear dollar dominance, and whether the development banks can reverse the trend towards less multilateral cooperation.

Erik Famaey is Senior Associate at the European Institute for Asian Studies