Blog posts tagged to "World Bank"

  • Sign showing speed limit on a highway in Pakistan.

    Wave a yellow flag to achieve SDG on road safety

    Published on Thursday, 20 October 2016

    If you knew that slowing down a little on your way home from work today might save your life or that of a loved one, would you do it? Please do so, and convince others to halve road deaths and injuries by 2020.

  • A street vendor does business from his roadside stall in Melaka, Malaysia.

    Go back to basics to help ASEAN SMEs benefit from AEC

    Published on Monday, 27 June 2016

    There is no single or simple solution to ensure SMEs benefit from regional integration schemes – ASEAN economies need to fix key productivity, regulatory, infrastructure, and financing gaps.

  • Riverside slum housing in Manila, Philippines.

    New global poverty line of $1.90 at 2011 purchasing power parity – is it too high?

    Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2016

    The indicator rather understates the true extent of global poverty.

  • Mongolia has 1,100 GW of wind power generation potential.

    CIFs endorsement puts dzud-affected Mongolia on climate financing map

    Published on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

    New funding is expected to facilitate transforming Mongolia’s energy sector into a low-carbon one to achieve the government’s renewable energy targets.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Women fetching water during a very dry season in Myanmar.

    4 principles for better tracking climate finance for adaptation

    Published on Tuesday, 14 July 2015

    ADB and 5 other multilateral development banks, along with the International Development Finance Club, have taken another step forward in standardizing the way we track climate finance for adaptation. The move is a welcome advance in improving the transparency and targeting of future funding.

  • Toshi Masuoka

    How to scale up inclusive business in Asia and the Pacific

    Published on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

    What can ADB learn from IFC’s experience promoting inclusive business,  and what are the main challenges and opportunities in the region?

  • UK health workers train to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone. Photo by Simon Davis/DFID

    What we’ve learned from Ebola

    Published on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

    Ebola was a wake-up call for countries and the wider international aid community that have not invested enough in strengthening health systems. The outbreak has shown that we need to improve the way we manage outbreak responses, and that more needs to be done to prepare us for pandemics.

  • Open Access: A paradigm shift for ADB’s knowledge sharing

    Published on Monday, 23 February 2015

    The next great innovation in development may come not from an international expert, but from a graduate student in Nepal who can’t afford to consult scholarly materials published behind expensive paywalls in commercial academic journals with restrictive terms of use. Publicly and easily available ADB research could help the student grow that idea into a project to fight poverty, promote inclusive growth, or reduce the effects of climate change in Asia and the Pacific.