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  • Climate Change Issues

    In Dhaka, Bangladesh, ADB Vice-President Bindu Lohani gave the keynote address at the high-level seminar launching ADB's report on climate change in South Asia. At the BRAC University, he also gave a lecture on climate finance.

  • Social Protection Framework

    Policy makers in the Greater Mekong Subregion participated in an ADB learning program on designing and implementing social protection systems held at Seoul National University. Participants discussed experiences from GMS countries, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, and Philippines on social security, social assistance, and protection of migrants.


ASEAN countries plan to launch a single market for goods, services, capital and labor, potentially one of the largest economies and markets in the world.

Protecting people and the environment from the potential adverse effects of development is a cornerstone of ADB's Safeguard Policy.

Read the transcript of the live online chat with ADB's James Leather on the role of transport in the Asian Century.


Through structural reforms and regional integration, members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have the potential to reach by 2030 the average quality of life enjoyed today in advanced economies.

How change management transformed Manila Water into a world-class utility.

The success of Factory Asia depends on how fast Asia can expand its domestic and regional markets, and upgrade the competitiveness of its manufacturing sector.


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