What Role Does Human Capital Play in Innovation?
A well-trained workforce is more likely to spur innovation at companies. Firms that provide even minimal training to employees are nearly 8 percentage points more likely to introduce a new product and implement a new process.
Strong Institutions Can Nourish Inclusive, Sustainable Green Growth
Just as strong roots are the foundation of strong trees, strong institutions underpin strong and sustainable economies.
How New Zealand Contributes to ADB's Approach to the Pacific
New Zealand and ADB are collaborating with Pacific nations to help them achieve their development goals.
How Resilience-Building Efforts Can Benefit Those Who Need it Most
Local perspectives on disaster risk are essential for resilience measures to be sustainable and effective.
5 Ways to Achieve Better Performing Institutions in ADB Developing Member Countries
ADB is preparing a new long-term strategy to improve governance and public sector management in its developing member countries until 2030.
A Step Change in Capacity Development
A recent review found strengths and weaknesses in ADB’s approach to capacity development, and offered recommendations moving forward.
Why Operations Knowledge Matters for MDBs – And How to Capture, Reuse It
Operations knowledge—if captured, shared, and reused—can greatly improve the design and implementation of future MDB projects.
Addressing Human Capital Challenges in PNG Project Implementation
Recruiting and retaining national specialists is extremely difficult in Papua New Guinea, so ADB is trying a new approach to build human capital for its projects in the country.
Skills Training Means Jobs, Lower Emigration in Nepal
Technical skills are becoming increasingly in demand as Nepal transitions from an agrarian to a mixed economy.
How to Scale Up Inclusive Business in Asia and the Pacific
What can ADB learn from IFC’s experience promoting inclusive business, and what are the main challenges and opportunities in the region?