1. Adaptation in the Private Sector: Uncovering Risks & Opportunities in the Global Marketplace with the ND-Global Adaptation Index


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    This is a recording of a November 2013 webinar sponsored by the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE; www.cakex.org), a program of EcoAdapt. The ND-Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) is the world’s leading index showing which countries are best prepared to deal with global changes brought about by overcrowding, resource constraints, and climate disruption. The Index, which is free and open sourced, aims to unlock global adaptation solutions in the corporate and development community that save lives and improve livelihoods while strengthening market positions. The Index moved to the University of Notre Dame in April 2013. It was formerly housed in the Global Adaptation Institute in Washington, D.C. ND-GAIN ranks countries annually based on how vulnerable they are to droughts, super-storms and other natural disasters and, uniquely, how ready they are to adapt. Decision-makers use ND-GAIN’s country-level rankings to determine how vulnerable countries are to climate change and how ready they are to adapt, thus informing strategic operational and reputational decisions regarding supply chains, capital projects, and community engagements.

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    • 259 ADB: A Catalyst for Development (1992)


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      This video showcases the rise of the newly industrialized economies of Asia at the turn of the 1990s but underscores what progress remains to be accomplished, focusing on ADB's role as a catalyst of development.

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      • 104 ADB and Annual Meetings


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        The annual meetings of ADB are statutory occasions for the Governors of member countries to provide guidance on administrative, financial, and operational directions. They also provide opportunities for interactions between ADB staff and representatives of observer countries, international organizations, the private sector, nongovernment organizations, academe, and the media.

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        • 432 ADB and Pakistan


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          Pakistan was a founding member of ADB in 1966. It is one of the largest development partners in terms of both the number of loans and the total funding ADB has provided. Pakistan has presented a rather difficult country context for operations. However, a 2013 country assistance program evaluation noted a number of positives and more recent operational improvements. It found that ADB's more recent country partnership strategies matched Pakistan's priorities well. ADB is regarded as a lead partner in energy and to some extent in roads, especially in highways and regional corridors. ADB has also done relatively well in responding to some natural disasters, and in private sector operations.

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          • 224 ADB and the Kyrgyz Republic


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            Landlocked and mountainous, and with a small and young population, the Kyrgyz Republic aims to build a stable society and improve people’s living standards through stable economic growth, an enabling business environment, and improved rule of law. This video highlights ADB support to trade and vocational education, among other sectors.

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            • 258 ADB at a Glance (1993)


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              ADB is an international development finance institution tasked with helping developing members reduce poverty and improve living conditions and quality of life. This video delineates the main features of the organization's structure and operations from its establishment in 1966 to 1993.

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              • 256 ADB in the Eighties


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                In the 1980s, ADB made its first direct equity investment and began to mobilize additional resources for development from the private sector. In the wake of the second oil crisis, it continued its support to infrastructure development, particularly energy projects, and became more active in social infrastructure, including gender, microfinance, environmental, education, urban planning, and health issues. This historical footage showcases ADB's operations in its second decade.

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                • 257 ADB's Role in the 1980s—A Documentary in Pictures


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                  This gallery characterizes developing Asia in the 1980s and specifies the role that ADB played for economic and social progress in the region at that time.

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                  • 237 ADB's Water Policy


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                    ADB's water policy, adopted in 2001, underscores the need to formulate and implement integrated, cross-sectoral approaches to water management in the Asian and Pacific region. It aims to (i) promote a national focus on water sector reform; (ii) foster the integrated management of water resources; (iii) improve and expand the delivery of water services; (iv) foster the conservation of water and increase system efficiencies; (v) promote regional cooperation and increase the mutually beneficial use of shared water resources within and between countries; (vi) facilitate the exchange of water sector information and experience; and (vii) improve governance and capacity building.

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                    • 200 ADB's Youth Partners Part One


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                      ADB's Youth Initiative encourages local and regional youth integration in policies, strategies, and operations. To this intent, it motivates young people to participate, learn together, and combine knowledge for the continuing development of Asia and the Pacific.

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