Features

Infographic: Gender Equality and the Labor Market - Cambodia, Kazakhstan, and the Philippines

A series of new studies from the Asian Development Bank analyze and focus on gender equality in labor markets in Cambodia, Kazakhstan and the Philippines, while also examining global best practices in law and social economic policies which have helped encourage greater equality in the workforce.

Asia Still Lacks Decent Jobs for Women

Analysis of labor markets in Cambodia, Kazakhstan, and the Philippines show that although some gender gaps have been reduced, women still struggle for equality in the workplace.

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.

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.

Two Thai Women and a Passion for Organic Food

With ADB support, organic farming in Thailand is helping revive smallholder farming, providing better returns for family businesses, employment in the countryside, and healthy food to city dwellers, and protecting the environment from the use of pollutants, such as pesticides.

Infographic: Driving Development Along an Ancient Mekong Trade Route

A highway mirroring a strand of the ancient Tea Horse Trail is expanding tourism, trade, and families' standard of living in rural People's Republic of China, Lao PDR, and Thailand.

Cambodia Gender: Vocational Skills Training Uplifts Women

Vocational skills and social training open new windows of opportunity for women in Siem Reap.

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.

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.