Blogs on developing countries

  •    Typhoons have devastating immediate impacts but they are also linked to infant mortality, lower nutrition and reduced school time for children over the long term. Photo: ADB

    After the dramatic rescues, the hidden toll of disasters is felt by millions

    Published on Tuesday, 11 June 2019

    Earthquakes, powerful storms, tsunamis and other disasters have powerful immediate impacts, but they also do long-term damage that often gets overlooked.

  • Technicians working at an LED lighting factory in Guangdong, PRC.

    The benefits of South-South knowledge sharing for Asia-Pacific

    Published on Thursday, 14 July 2016

    The joint ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative is launching a website to serve as a platform for sharing the PRC’s experiences, methods, ideas and opinions on what works and what doesn’t in development.

  • There’s nothing random about fostering an environment of creativity

    Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014

    Creativity has little space where tasks are practiced as regimentation. “Business unusual” is a catchphrase about doing things differently, to bring about change, to innovate. Times are becoming more complex.  For economic gain, nature can no longer be simply considered as something to be “conquered” by people to extract wealth

  • Floating houses under a bridge.

    Social protection floors for an inclusive crisis recovery

    Published on Thursday, 09 May 2013

    Crises oblige policymakers to rethink development models. The 1929 financial crash led to a New Deal that radically altered the development model of the day.

  • Moving beyond factory Asia: How to leverage regional dynamics to unlock growth potential

    Published on Friday, 03 May 2013

    Developing economies in Asia and the Pacific (developing Asia) have registered remarkable growth over the past few decades.  During 1980–2010, developing Asia’s real gross domestic product (GDP) grew 7.1% annually on average, compared to the world average of 2.8%.

  • Why social protection should top the Asian agenda

    Published on Friday, 19 April 2013

    As 2013 brings more sluggish growth for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, the developing nations of Asia remain the stellar performers of the global economy. And yet on one key indicator the region is lagging behind: investment in social protection in Asia and the Pacific region is lower than in any part of the developing world except sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Pacific Economic Outlook: Moderating growth across developing countries in 2013

    Published on Wednesday, 27 March 2013

    ADB is expecting growth to moderate across ADB's Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) this year (including Timor-Leste), mostly as a result of solid but slower growth in a few of the region’s larger, natural resource–extracting economies.