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A woman installs a solar panels on the roof of her house in rural Bhutan.

Are you killing your electrical utility?

By Sohail Hasnie on Wed, 22 July 2015

New technologies such as lithium-ion batteries, LED lights and rooftop solar power are changing the way electricity is generated and supplied. We also need less electricity; with energy-efficient lighting and appliances, our electricity needs are reducing every year.

MDBs want to move ‘from billions to trillions’ on development finance to achieve the SDGs.

#Fin4Dev: 10 things MDBs can bring to the table

By Anuradha Rajivan on Mon, 20 July 2015

As the dialogue on #Fin4Dev advances, multilateral development banks and the IMF have joined hands to seriously consider what they specifically can bring to the table in going from ideas to action. Here are 10 takeaways from last week's major #Fin4Dev conference in Addis Ababa.

Over the long term, Asian markets may be more affected by the actions of the Fed than recent market volatility.

East Asian bond markets entering choppy waters

By Thiam Hee Ng on Fri, 17 July 2015

After years of smooth sailing through calm market conditions, bond markets in East Asia are navigating through stormier weather. ADB data released this week shows that weaker growth in the US and the PRC has weighed down overall regional growth.

UN Economic Commission for Africa Conference Center in Addis Ababa. Photo by Jose M. Alonso

What's Addis all about?

By Anuradha Rajivan on Mon, 13 July 2015

Everyone in the development community seems to be talking about Addis these days. The capital of Ethiopia is hosting the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development on 13-16 July.