East Asia's bond markets are facing increased risk due to rising global concerns over the unresolved Greek debt crisis and the possibility of an interest rate hike in the United States, the latest Asia Bond Monitor said.
In the Philippine island of Bohol, cash grants from an ADB-supported project are helping the Ewican family support their children through school, and learn how to be more responsible citizens who are aware of their rights and those of others.
New financial products are providing innovative ways to combat climate change. Green bonds give investors the opportunity to invest in activities that provide a steady return and help the planet at the same time.
ADB-supported interventions in Viet Nam’s Central Highlands have significantly improved people’s well-being and access to medical help, reduced infant mortality, and inspired the government in its quest for universal health care coverage.
Sustainable energy access planning is aimed at developing a socially inclusive energy supply system that gives both the poor and the nonpoor sustainable access to at least the minimum amount of energy for their basic needs.