By ADB Blog Team on Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Financing the anticipated and wide-ranging SDGs in Asia and the Pacific alone could cost well over $1 trillion per year, according to a new ADB report.
By Cyn-Young Park on Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Women in Asia are on average 70% less likely than men to be employed, a gender gap that persists despite booming economic growth, decreasing fertility rates and increasing access to education in the region, according to a new ADB report.
By Michelle Domingo-Palacpac on Friday, 24 April 2015
Asia’s economic growth owes a lot to the rise of both big business and SMEs. But left alone, there is little incentive for private firms to do more for workers beyond the norm.
By ADB Blog Team on Tuesday, 21 April 2015
What can ADB learn from IFC’s experience promoting inclusive business, and what are the main challenges and opportunities in the region?
By Pratish Halady on Monday, 20 April 2015
ASEAN is at an inflection point that could soon make it the bustling PPP market ADB has long been working toward.
By Mayumi Ozaki on Friday, 17 April 2015
Migrant remittances, a lifeline for many developing countries in Asia and the Pacific, have grown dramatically with barely any support by the public sector or donor agencies. A recent ADB forum discussed how governments can make better use of this money to create domestic job opportunities.
By Hyun H. Son on Thursday, 16 April 2015
One key challenge that restricts the region’s further growth potential is how to not only overcome TVET exclusion, but also deepen the talent pool and facilitate its integration into the market.
By Suzanne Nazal on Tuesday, 14 April 2015
ADB's engagement with CSOs and NGOs has changed over time, and Strategy 2020 highlights partnerships with both as central to ADB's project development processes — but there are still misconceptions about working with CSOs, which create challenges not only for ADB but for other development institutions as well.
By ADB Blog Team on Friday, 10 April 2015
Indian filmmaker Rahul Roy recently visited ADB to screen his 2013 film “Till We Meet Again” and discuss how development programs can incorporate masculinities to truly achieve impact on gender equality.
By Chandan Sapkota on Thursday, 09 April 2015
Public capital spending has been persistently weak in Nepal, and raising the amount and quality of capital expenditure required to close the infrastructure deficit is one of the country’s most pressing challenges.
By Karen Lane on Wednesday, 08 April 2015
Asia’s booming economic growth has helped reduce the gender gap in many countries. However, there is still much room for improvement. We sat down to discuss women’s leadership with Microsoft's Astrid S. Tuminez.
By ADB Blog Team on Tuesday, 07 April 2015
As we approach the deadline for the Millenium Development Goals, how has developing Asia performed so far on achieving the MDGs related to health? Here are a few highlights based on ADB’s latest data.