ADB chief talks China, climate finance, internal matters

Devex, Aug 8, 2018
by Jenny Lei Ravelo

MANILA — The process to devise the Asian Development Bank’s Strategy 2030 officially started three years ago in 2015, when the bank kicked off a series of consultations with member state representatives, experts, civil society organizations, and staff.

But for ADB President Takehiko Nakao, some of the original ideas behind the strategy can be traced back even further to experiences, such as a 2013 trip to Mongolia.

“When I visited… I had a lot of requests for support for women’s health, including hospitals,” he shared with Devex in an exclusive interview.

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