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  • East Asia and Pacific
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2016-11-08
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Borrower or Client: Regional
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Investment Type(s): Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 0.65 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-11-04
Disclosure Date: 2016-04-05
Promotion of International Arbitration Reform for Better Investment Climate in the South Pacific

Project Description
According to ADB website, the proposed TA aims to catalyze the establishment of one single and effective commercial dispute resolution regime through international arbitration reform to boost international investor confidence in the Pacific DMCs. The TA has 3 main components: (i) assisting selected Pacific DMCs in acceding to the NY Convention; (ii) drafting new or updated arbitration laws to recognize the international arbitration agreements and implement the NY Convention; and (iii) strengthening capacity for international arbitration reforms through regional awareness building and dissemination workshops and training of arbitrators and judges on international commercial arbitration and recognition and enforcement proceedings under the NY Convention.
Investment Description
Contact Information
Project Officer: Pak, Christina U. Office of the General Counsel No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main
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