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Middle-income Trap Holds Back Asia's Potential New Tiger Economies: 12 Things to Know

After years of rapid growth, many countries in Asia have advanced to middle-income status. The transition from middle income to high income, however, can be a slow process. Here are 12 things to know about overcoming the so-called middle-income trap in the region.

Infographic: Building Climate Change Resilience for Asia's Urban Poor

A new fund that targets climate change resilience in 25 Asian Cities will be provided by an innovative partnership between ADB, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation. The goal is to leverage and scale up solutions to protect some of the world's most vulnerable urban communities.

Infographic: Energy Outlook for Asia and the Pacific 2010-2035 - Meeting Asia's Power Demand

With Asia and the Pacific’s energy demand set to sharply outpace the rest of the world’s over the next two decades, cross-border power exchanges can play a central role in helping the region meet this growing demand.

Infographic: Energy Demand in South Asia by 2020

There is a wide variation in commercial energy resource endowments and commercial energy demand among the South Asian Countries. However, large countries in terms of area and population means that their high resource bases does not necessarily indicate sufficiency to meet energy needs.

Rice in Asia: Climate Change and Resilient Crops

New rice varieties are being developed and water-saving cultivation technologies promoted to help feed Asia's growing populations.

Infographic: 12 Pillars for the Transformation of Asia and the Pacific Region

Asia and the Pacific has made good progress towards the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), though the region will still need to make greater efforts if it is to meet some important targets.

Bangladesh Crop Insurance: Helping Farmers Weather the Storm

ADB launches a program to help Bangladesh farmers protect their precarious livelihoods.

Infographic: Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

Scientists warn that the world's climate is changing because of rising greenhouse gas emissions that might end up warming the planet by well over 2 degrees. Here are some glaring numbers that show the impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific.

Infographic: Asian Development Outlook 2013 - Asia's Energy Challenge

The Asia and Pacific region needs an ample supply of clean, affordable energy to continue its rapid growth in the coming decades. To achieve energy security, developing Asia must actively contain its rising demand, aggressively explore new supply sources and technology, and progressively integrate regional energy markets and infrastructure.

Infographic: Asian Development Outlook 2013 - Growth Outlook

Bouncing back from the slowdown of the previous year, robust domestic demand and greater reliance on regional trade will accelerate growth in Developing Asia.