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Climate Change in South Asia: 12 Things to Know

Unless there is a concerted effort worldwide to cut greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions, South Asia will suffer huge economic, social, and environmental damage from the consequences of climate change.

Infographic: Asian Development Outlook 2014 Update - Growth Outlook

Developing Asia is continuing along a stable growth path. Although the major industrial economies underperformed in the first half of the year, the region’s gross domestic product is expected to expand in 2014 and 2015.

Infographic: Economics of Climate Change - Assessing the Threats to South Asia

Climate change is likely to cause huge economic, social, and environmental damage to South Asia, a region already hard-pressed to lift a third of its 1.5 billion population out of poverty.

Toward Inclusive and Environmentally Sustainable Growth: ADB’s Project Safeguards

Safeguards are operational policies and procedures that seek to avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse environmental and social impacts, including protecting the rights of those likely to be affected or marginalized by the development process.

12 Things to Know: Access to Education and Training in South Asia

South Asia needs to invest more in education and skills training to improve economic opportunities for its growing youth population.

Small-scale Solutions for Asia's Sanitation Problems

No matter how poor a community may be, technological and financial solutions are available for it to benefit from modern sanitation practices.

47th Annual Meeting - Rethinking Asia's Challenges at the Crossroads of the Silk Road

ADB's 47th Annual Meeting, held in Astana from 2 to 5 May, saw much discussion on connectivity, innovation, and the need to keep up with the demands of a changing Asia and Pacific.

Digital Revolution for Asia's Women: Bridging the Gender Divide

Though the use of internet and mobile phones has skyrocketed over the past years, women in developing Asian countries are being left behind by the digital revolution. This is holding them back and costing society and the economy dear.

Infographic: Fighting Poverty, Improving Lives in Asia and the Pacific

ADB is an international development finance institution. We provide loans, grants, and expertise to our developing member countries to help reduce poverty and create a world in which everyone can share the benefits of growth.

Ending Violence against Women in Asia and the Pacific

Violence against women not only affects the survivors' mental and physical well-being, but it also carries staggering social and economic costs.