Blogs on Strategy 2020

  • Chili farming in India.

    A step change in capacity development

    Published on Thursday, 27 October 2016

    A recent review found strengths and weaknesses in ADB’s approach to capacity development, and offered recommendations moving forward.

  • ADB discusses with stakeholders new strategy until 2030

    Published on Thursday, 22 September 2016

    Two senior ADB officials discuss #RoadTo2030 from Frankfurt, Germany, and Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Consultations on ADB's new strategy in Sydney, Australia with developing member countries from the Pacific.

    Shaping ADB’s new development strategy: Straight from the horse’s mouth

    Published on Thursday, 15 September 2016

    ADB is working on a new strategy leading up to 2030 to build on Strategy 2020. The process of preparing the document through consultations is as important as the strategy itself.

  • A female scientist at a sewage treatment plant in India.

    Lean into STEM to get girls involved

    Published on Tuesday, 09 August 2016

    Encouraging more females to study and work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will mitigate the gender bias in these fields.

  • An ADB-supported health clinic in Mongolia.

    ADB’s new vision for health in 2015-2020: Why, what, and how

    Published on Friday, 05 June 2015

    Here are a few highlights from ADB’s new Operational Plan for Health 2015-2020 launched today.

  • A multi-purpose cooperative in the Philippines shows how civil society and communities working together can improve livelihood opportunities, while also looking after the environment.

    5 myths about partnering with civil society

    Published on Tuesday, 14 April 2015

    ADB's engagement with CSOs and NGOs has changed over time, and Strategy 2020 highlights partnerships with  both as central to ADB's project development processes — but there are still misconceptions about working with CSOs, which create challenges not only for ADB but for other development institutions as well.

  • Window of opportunity still open on climate action

    Published on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

    A set of reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the last of which was released on November 2, 2014, sets the scene for governments to renew their efforts on the issue through ambitious commitments for a comprehensive climate agreement in Paris in December 2015. 

  • Farewell Astana, Hello Baku

    Published on Monday, 05 May 2014

    We’ve wrapped up our 47th Annual Meeting in Astana today with plenty of food for thought on what lies ahead for our vast, diverse region.

  • ADB-funded Woman and Child Health Development Project helped this blood center  in Tashkent City, Uzbekistan upgrade its equipment and facilities.

    Re-examining ADB’s future role in the health sector

    Published on Thursday, 21 February 2013

    ADB is currently reviewing its role in the health sector. Strategy 2020 proposes 80% investment in core sectors, and 20% in other sectors including agriculture, and health and social protection as non-core sectors. But investments in health have been declining in the past few years, and based on new Country Partnership Strategies, will decline further in coming years. ADB has now reached a point where it struggles to sustain a critical staff capacity in the health sector. 

  • Inclusive and green growth: Why is it so elusive?

    Published on Wednesday, 19 December 2012

    “Inclusive growth” and “green growth” are two buzzwords that we often hear in the development sphere nowadays. This is not surprising since these two form key part of many development strategies. While Asia has done extremely well in expanding its economies in the last two to three decades, rapid growth has brought with it rising inequality—within and across countries. It has also badly damaged the environment along the way.