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A brighter future for the Pacific: an interview with ADB Vice-President Stephen Groff (Part II)

Robin: Your remarks at the 2012 Pacific Islands Forum in Rarotonga expressed a great deal of optimism about the prospects for the region. You said that the Pacific was on the cusp of a new era. That’s not a view that’s universally held. What do you see as the major factors that are going to make a difference for the region? Stephen: There are a couple of points here. First, […] Continue reading

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The future of the ADB: an interview with ADB Vice-President Stephen Groff (Part I)

Robin: Most people who have a glancing acquaintance with the ADB think of it as an infrastructure bank. Last time I looked, somewhere between 60 and 70 percent of the bank’s investments were in infrastructure. Have you seen a shift away from the central focus on infrastructure in the way the bank thinks about itself and its mission? Stephen: That sounds like a simple question but it’s fairly complicated.  The […] Continue reading

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