I\’m not sure I understand this.
OK, the Asian Development Bank:
an institution whose mission is to reduce poverty
Right, OK, good thing too.
Instead, these officials have decided to refocus ADB operations on three areas: inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration, with a heavy emphasis on private-sector development. The ADB is abandoning crucial public support for social development.
Right, so to beat poverty we need to create wealth and to do that we need to generate economic growth, which of course needs to be sustainable, and integration of economies is simply a code for further division of labour and the accompanying specialisation: the very things that create wealth.
Sounds like a pretty good plan to me.
So why are these people complaining?