Blog posts tagged to "connectivity"

  • Commuters hop on a public bus in Manila.

    What's stopping you from using public transport?

    Published on Friday, 26 August 2016

    Reducing traffic on the road starts with each one of us taking our cars off the highway. If all of us were to use public transport, we can help to make the situation better.

  • Border checkpoint on the Lao side of the Mekong River.

    6 challenges to advancing GMS economic corridors

    Published on Monday, 15 August 2016

    Despite notable progress, economic corridors remain a work in progress due to key constraints to their future development in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

  • The ADB-supported Vizag-Chennai Industrial Corridor was India’s first.

    Why economic corridor development is the way forward for South Asia

    Published on Tuesday, 26 July 2016

    If implemented well, this strategy promises more robust industrial growth, improved productivity, higher-paying jobs and skills development, influx of foreign investors, and increased exports.

  • Officials from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal wave off cars showcasing the agreement.

    High hopes for BBIN vehicle agreement, one year on

    Published on Wednesday, 15 June 2016

    We look forward to making more progress on implementing the pact for both passenger and freight vehicles to cross swiftly and easily between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal.

  • University of the South Pacific students in a computer lab in the Solomon Islands.

    New technologies are revolutionizing education – or are they?

    Published on Monday, 25 January 2016

    New technologies hold great potential to improve education in developing Asia and the Pacific. Here are a few guiding principles to help to ensure interventions are relevant.

  • AEC signing ceremony at the XXVII ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by ASEAN Secretariat.

    Blog poll: Protectionism biggest challenge to AEC

    Published on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

    Achieving full and free movement of goods, capital, and people within the ASEAN Economic Community is a long process that must continue beyond 2015.

  • The outer islands of the Maldives are home to over half of the country’s population.

    Pay less for electricity with renewable energy in the Maldives

    Published on Friday, 20 March 2015

    What if shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy could result in citizens paying not more, but less for electrical power? That’s precisely the goal of an ADB-supported project in the Maldives.

  • All Eyes on Astana for ADB’s Annual Meeting

    Published on Thursday, 01 May 2014

    With its stunning, modern architecture, crisp blue skies, and myriad influences, Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, provides a dramatic backdrop for ADB’s 47th Meeting of the Board of Governors that starts 2 May and concludes three days later.