Blog posts tagged to "Sustainable Development Goals"

  • 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.

  • A pharmaceutical dispensary in a public clinic in Bandung, Indonesia.

    Scaling up national health insurance to deliver universal health coverage

    Published on Thursday, 28 January 2016

    Southeast Asian countries have much to learn from Korea's successful experience with social health insurance.

  • A rural scene in Mindanao, Philippines.

    Measuring subnational conflict to achieve SDG16

    Published on Friday, 18 December 2015

    To address the societal roots of conflict, a separate measurement tool can help identify potential subnational conflict sensitivity in areas like Mindanao, Philippines.

  • Sunset at a beach in Karnataka, India.

    Asian judiciary: Emerging leaders in climate change action

    Published on Thursday, 17 December 2015

    Asian judiciaries are setting the global benchmark on legal climate action through their work on cases with environmental implications.

  • Cabbage farmers in Nepal.

    Asia’s food security challenges, and how we plan to address them

    Published on Thursday, 22 October 2015

    Despite significant progress, Asia is still home to two-thirds of the world’s hungry people. ADB’s new Operational Plan for Food Security 2015-2020 focuses on 6 critical areas to address the region’s food security challenges in the SDGs era.

  • Workers on a railway construction project in Azerbaijan.

    Infrastructure and safeguards

    Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

    As multilateral development banks gear up to fill serious gaps in infrastructure in Asia, attention also focuses on safeguards, which should be a top concern for established lenders such as the World Bank and ADB as well as new players like the AIIB.

  • 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.