Features

Reconstruction after the 2004 Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami

With support from ADB, the people affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami were able to rebuild their lives and communities.

Infographic: HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific - 2012

ADB supports the fight against HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific by helping members respond to the epidemic affecting millions in the region.

Poverty and Economics in South Asia: Cooperation and Integration

South Asia's prospects of growth depend in good part on the enhancement of cross-border connectivity and facilitation of trade among Bangladesh, Butan, India and Nepal. Here are 12 things to know about cooperation and integration in South Asia.

Upholding Environmental Laws in Asia and the Pacific

ADB is helping countries in Asia and the Pacific promote environmental justice through knowledge sharing and capacity building

Infographic: Inclusive and Sustainable Transport

How do you provide access to jobs, markets, hospitals, and schools without creating more congestion, air pollution, traffic accidents, and greenhouse gas emissions?

Islamic Finance in Asia and the Pacific

Shari'ah compliant financing is becoming increasingly popular in the Asia and the Pacific region. ADB’s Ashraf Mohammed, Assistant General Counsel and Practice Leader – Islamic Finance, explains why.

Infographic: Food Security in Asia and the Pacific

The world is facing a perilous convergence of depleting natural resources - of water, good land, energy, nutrients, technology, fish and stable climates.

Infographic: ADO Update 2012 - Growth Outlook

Developing Asia's growth is slowing faster than anticipated in the Asian Development Outlook 2012. Deceleration in the region's two giants - the People's Republic of China and India - and major exporting economies is tempering earlier optimism.

Infographic: ADO Update 2012 - Services and Asia's Future Growth

Service sector development will be the central theme of Asia's structural change in the coming years. Rising income levels and rapid expansion of the middle class are driving the demand for services, and some countries are at or approaching the post-industrial stage where services typically assume a bigger role.

Private Tutoring and Shadow Education in Asia

ADB education expert Jouko Sarvi talks about the economic and social implications of private tutoring in Asia and the Pacific.