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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.

Prabin Rokaya: Giving the Youth a Voice in Nepal’s Water Future

Prabin Rokaya, cofounder of youth-led NGO Jagaran Nepal, talks about the critical role that young people can play in solving the country’s water problems.

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.

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.

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.

Keeping Nepal's Waters Flowing

ADB is helping Nepal’s remote mountain communities manage their water resources in the face of climate change challenges.