Blogs on data

  • Farmers need objective, apolitical agriculture data to make the most of their harvest. Photo: ADB

    Harvesting the good data that Asia’s farmers need

    Published on Friday, 31 May 2019

    Area frame sampling – which compiles objective agriculture data using geographic areas and advanced technology – is increasingly being used in Asia to help farmers prepare for climate change and extreme weather.

  • A government public relations office in Mangalore, India.

    Challenges to implementing right to information laws in Asia

    Published on Wednesday, 13 April 2016

    The right to information has been incorporated into domestic legislations, but the free flow of information remains restricted. 

  • Consultation at a public health clinic in Rajasthan, India.

    We need a revolution in cancer care in Asia-Pacific

    Published on Friday, 18 March 2016

    Let’s support investments with the best value for money to counter the massive challenge presents to the region.

  • A technician at a hydropower plant in Bhutan.

    That 'thing' called statistics

    Published on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

    ADB’s Key Indicators report is a testament to our long-term commitment toward providing timely, high-quality, and open data alongside expanding data literacy and strengthening statistical capacity in Asia and the Pacific.