The Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China offer 4 lessons for developing countries to strengthen their higher education systems and innovation capacities.
Blog posts on "People's Republic of China"
In Central Asia, it once took up to 58 hours and $318 for a cargo truck to cross a border. Countries in the region are working together to streamline the process for goods and services to move across borders.
ADB is helping a new tech hub in the PRC respond to user needs as it develops a sustainable public transport system.
The PRC’s experience in putting low-carbon buses on their city roads can inform other countries interested in the technology.
This holiday season, Christmas tree lights will still flicker despite the US-PRC trade tensions. But if the conflict rages, they may be dimmer next year.
Behind the results data of ADB projects are the people on the ground who have compelling stories to tell.
The recent formal pledging session for the Green Climate Fund (GCF)—more than $9 billion in just 5 months—is by far the most successful resource mobilization ever seen for a multilateral climate fund. The US has pledged $3 billion, followed by Japan ($1.5 billion), UK ($1.13 billion), and Germany and France (with $1 billion each). Four developing countries—Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, and Panama—have made pledges, breaking the traditional donor boundaries.
Policymakers are swamped. They have a wide range of interest groups talking to them all the time. They have large numbers of papers and emails and phone calls to deal with every day. So if you approach them with a brilliant evaluation that is fifty pages long, complete with graphs and tables and lots of Greek equations, it will go straight to the bottom of the stack. And stay there.
In March 2013, the National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) will convene to appoint the new General Secretary of the Communist Party Xi Jinping as President. At the same time, Li Keqiang is expected to be confirmed as Premier heading a newly appointed State Council.