Blog posts tagged to "Sustainable Development 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.

  • The majority of our respondents believe the main source of funding for the SDGs should be domestic taxes.

    Blog poll: Where is the money to pay for the SDGs?

    Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2015

    In our August blog poll, we asked readers what they believe to be the priority sources of funding for the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set to be implemented on 1 January 2016. ADB has been getting prepared ahead of time, especially on the financing question.

  • Children living beside railway tracks in Bangladesh.

    Actions for inclusion amid rising inequality

    Published on Wednesday, 05 August 2015

    A focus on inclusion in the new SDGs is vital for Asia and the Pacific, where inequality has risen some 20% in the past two decades, and around 1.4 billion people live under $2 a day.

  • The region’s main challenge is not how to generate more domestic savings, but rather how to direct them toward sustainable development investments.

    Post-2015 #Fin4Dev: Views from Asia and the Pacific

    Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015

    Why shouldn’t every dollar count for sustainable development? This fundamental query has been repeatedly emerging from Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the post-2015 SDGs now under discussion.

  • Children in school in Bhutan.

    MDGs, SDGs and all that: Deciphering the new development agenda

    Published on Tuesday, 14 July 2015

    In two months we will finally know the final Sustainable Development Goals. But how did we get here, and what does this framework mean for global development efforts? Let's get to know the SDGs a bit better.

  • UN Economic Commission for Africa Conference Center in Addis Ababa. Photo by Jose M. Alonso

    What's Addis all about?

    Published on Monday, 13 July 2015

    Everyone in the development community seems to be talking about Addis these days. The capital of Ethiopia is hosting the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development on 13-16 July.

  • Delegates collect their ID badges from staff at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, which will be a flurry of activity for ADB’s Annual Meeting.

    A rite of spring as ADB Annual Meeting kicks off in Baku

    Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015

    The start of May means birds, flowers and warmer weather in some parts of the world, but for ADB, it marks the biggest and busiest event in our calendar year – the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors.

  • Potential sources of private development finance for the region include over $6.2 trillion in private savings.

    Fast facts: Development finance for the SDGs in Asia

    Published on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

    Financing the anticipated and wide-ranging SDGs in Asia and the Pacific alone could cost well over $1 trillion per year, according to a new ADB report.

  • An ADB-supported health clinic in the Marshall Islands.

    World Health Day: Where developing Asia stands on the health MDGs

    Published on Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    As we approach the deadline for the Millenium Development Goals, how has developing Asia performed so far on achieving the MDGs related to health? Here are a few highlights based on ADB’s latest data.

  • Getting ready for the Post-2015 SDGs: Join the e-dialogue

    Published on Monday, 20 October 2014

    The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are expected to bring a stronger focus on longer-term durability of development gains as opposed to the current approach which sees decision-making targeted at the shorter term. At present, businesses main focus is annual balance sheets; for development organizations it is annual results reporting; and for democracies there's cyclical elections.