Asian Development Bank
Regional development banks have recently come under growing criticism from grassroots organizations, environmental groups and others. Asia and the Pacific is an extremely diverse region, containing both very small and very large nation states - as well as extremes of rich and poor. This volume describes the important and delicate role of the Asian Development Bank in this region during a dramatic period of economic transformation
Nihal Kappagoda is currently an independent economic consultant. He was previously Director of External Resources in Sri Lanka. He has held senior positions in the Commonwealth Secretariat, the International Development Research Centre, and the Asian Development Bank.