Blog posts tagged to "India"

  • A worker helping construct a port in India.

    First bond issue under guarantee facility can be a boon for Indian infrastructure

    Published on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

    The first bond issue under a project bond guarantee facility set up in 2012 by ADB and IIFCL is a landmark achievement for Indian infrastructure development, as credit enhancement can help draw in money from insurance companies and pension funds.

  • South Asian women shared their personal stories about their saris at a recent sari gathering at ADB.

    South Asia must preserve the stories its saris tell

    Published on Monday, 14 September 2015

    Every sari tells a story. Sometimes personal and sentimental, often historical, and usually cultural. Increasingly though, saris are a story about globalization, for both good and bad.

  • Growth deceleration in the PRC matters enormously to the rest of developing Asia.

    PRC’s slowdown for Asia’s growth – key takeaways

    Published on Saturday, 25 July 2015

    The Chinese economy is slowing down, and this is likely going to have a noticeable effect on the world economy and especially globally integrated economies in developing Asia. An analysis by ADB Chief Economist Shang-Jin Wei.

  • Kunal Upadhyay, CEO of Infuse.

    From ideas to the market: Bridging the gap between cleantech entrepreneurs and investors

    Published on Wednesday, 17 June 2015

    How can cleantech entrepreneurs learn to better sell their business ideas to investors? We asked the CEO of an Indian early-stage incubator company.

  • Education is one of several sectors where public service delivery could be significantly improved with better governance. A teacher with her students in a public school in Indonesia.

    Want better public services in Asia? Improve governance

    Published on Friday, 05 June 2015

    While developing Asia has made great strides toward raising prosperity and reducing poverty during the last three decades, it has not done as well on good governance, which affects public service delivery.

  • CLFR focuses the sun's heat onto a system of tubes carrying water, which is then transformed by the concentrated sunlight into superheated steam that feeds a steam turbine to generate electricity.

    New solar power plant brings clean energy to Rajasthan, India

    Published on Friday, 29 May 2015

    As the sun blazes down on the Thar Desert, pushing solar radiation levels beyond 400 W/m2, a new renewable energy plant is now harnessing the immense power of sunlight to power Rajasthan, India’s largest state.

  • The joint ADB-IMF panel discussion featured the participation of ADB President Takehiko Nakao and Mitsuhiro Furusawa, IMF Deputy Managing Director.

    Financial sector reform for sustaining Asia’s growth: 8 takeaways

    Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015

    As developing Asia looks to continue boasting robust economic growth in the future, experts at a joint ADB-IMF seminar during ADB’s Annual Meeting in Baku discussed how the region’s financial sector needs to transform itself to deliver stable, inclusive, long-term results.

  • Rahul Roy

    Gender equality: Why development needs to address masculinities

    Published 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.

  • Women receive counseling at a rural clinic in Rajasthan, India.

    Universal health coverage: Too important for Asia to postpone

    Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

    Universal health coverage not only protects the majority of the population from experiencing catastrophic financial loss as a result of high out-of-pocket costs, but also promotes better quality of services and greater health equity.

  • Why AIDS funding stands at a crossroads in Asia and Pacific

    Published on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

    The Asia Pacific region has scored many successes in its march to reverse the HIV and AIDS epidemic in a number of countries, starting with Thailand, Cambodia, and India. But the region still faces serious challenges with other countries like Pakistan, Philippines, and Indonesia reporting rising epidemic levels. Initial successes in scaling up treatment and prevention programs have left some political leaders and policymakers complacent.