Recently, someone from one of our developing member countries commented that ADB is too small, slow and self-centered. This assessment might sound harsh, but the numbers speak for themselves.
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Sarulla was the first greenfield, commercial investment in Indonesia geothermal in almost 20 years, and remains key to demonstrating the sector’s commercial viability in the country.
The Chinese economy is slowing down, and this is likely going to have a noticeable effect on the world economy and especially globally integrated economies in developing Asia. An analysis by ADB Chief Economist Shang-Jin Wei.
Four months after the deadly earthquake in Nepal, the country is struggling to rebuild cultural and historical sites like the Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu to bring back badly needed tourism revenues.
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.
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.
Increased access to health care has dramatically improved maternal health in cities across Bangladesh. The progress, however, cannot yet lead to contentment.
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.
Can we sustain economic development under the 2°C pathway? The answer to the question depends on all of us. Our actions and behavior will determine whether the answer is “yes” or “no.” Then, what answer do we want? All would agree and wish the answer to be “yes.” And that leads us to the next question – how can we achieve it?
Why shouldn’t every dollar count for sustainable development? This fundamental query has been repeatedly emerging from Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the post-2015 SDGs now under discussion.
The ultrapoor want desperately to escape poverty and have richer, more meaningful lives. Governments and NGOs want inclusive growth and prosperity. There is a proven way we can address all these challenges – the ultrapoor graduation model.
ADB and 5 other multilateral development banks, along with the International Development Finance Club, have taken another step forward in standardizing the way we track climate finance for adaptation. The move is a welcome advance in improving the transparency and targeting of future funding.
In two months we will finally know the final Sustainable Development Goals. But how did we get here, and what does this framework mean for global development efforts? Let's get to know the SDGs a bit better.
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.
Clean technology is about developing and deploying new solutions that can help address the impacts of climate change. Here are 3 additional reasons why the time has come to support cleantech entepreneurs.