Features

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.

Aviation Safety and Security - ADB's Take

The safety of air travel is a hot topic right now. ADB has been working with governments around Asia and the Pacific to keep people safe in the air. 

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.

Bringing Power to Bhutan’s Villages and Beyond

An ADB-supported project in Bhutan has brought electricity to the country’s poor and will earn revenues for the government from exporting electricity to India.

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.

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.

Bhutan Hydropower Plant to Avoid Fossil Fuel Emissions, Earn Carbon Credits

In Bhutan's Dagana District, the 126 megawatt Dagachhu Hydropower Plant is contributing to environmentally sustainable development both at home and abroad.

Bhutan’s Hydropower Sector: 12 Things to Know

Hydropower generation and exports are key elements of Bhutan’s economy and essential to clean energy development in South Asia. Here are 12 things to know about the hydropower sector.