Blogs on SDGs

  •    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.

  • Young engineers in Myanmar.

    ADB-AIESEC partnership empowers the SDG generation

    Published on Wednesday, 17 February 2016

    ADB and the world’s largest youth organization will work together together on the post-2015 development agenda.

  • Trading in a street market in Lombok, Indonesia.

    Blog poll: Mobilizing private sector finance top development priority for 2016

    Published on Friday, 08 January 2016

    The private sector alone could raise up to $10 trillion for development finance in Asia; let's direct that investment toward meeting the SDGs.

  • Image of the live demonstration at #MA4HealthAP courtesy of AeHIN.

    The art of interactive conference for knowledge sharing

    Published on Thursday, 12 November 2015

    Unlike many dull international gatherings, the recent #MA4HealthAP conference gave participants a multitude of innovative ways to engage with their peers.

  • A farmer with a basket of freshly picked chilis in India.

    Blog poll: Food security priorities for Asia and the Pacific

    Published on Wednesday, 07 October 2015

    The results of our September blog survey show that the majority of respondents believe the best way to address food insecurity in the region is boosting the efficiency of the food production system to grow more with less.

  • The 17 SDGs present a shared world vision for the next 15 years.

    My 6 takeaways on the SDGs

    Published on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

    Presenting a shared world vision for the next 15 years, the 17 SDGs came as no surprise as the text was politically negotiated and agreed ahead of time. Here are my 6 takeaways.

  • Members of multi-purpose community cooperative during a meeting with CSOs in Manila, Philippines.

    5 things civil society and the SDGs can do for each other

    Published on Monday, 28 September 2015

    How can CSOs contribute meaningfully to the new SDGs, and how can the post-2015 agenda support civil society’s development efforts over the next 15 years? Here are 5 ways.

  • A group of children walking to a nearby river to fetch water in the Lao PDR.

    6 questions while getting ready for the SDGs

    Published on Thursday, 24 September 2015

    As world leaders gather this weekend in New York to officially adopt the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, 6 questions come to mind.

  • Girls heading to school in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

    Making sustainability work

    Published on Monday, 14 September 2015

    For a long time, sustainability was seen as an environmental issue that represented an unwelcome trade-off with strong economic growth. But now it encompasses a more mutually dependent set of environmental, economic, and social goals.

  • Of the 3,000 people employed by this ADB-supported textile factory in Turkmenistan, 95% are women.

    As SDGs loom, where do we stand now on gender equality?

    Published on Friday, 11 September 2015

    Improving the lives of women and girls was part of the MDGs when they were adopted in 2000. Since then, much progress has been made—particularly on education—but that progress has been uneven and insufficient in many countries.