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1 Oct 2012
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.
7 Jun 2012
ADB education expert Jouko Sarvi talks about the economic and social implications of private tutoring in Asia and the Pacific.
5 Jun 2012
See which countries have the largest and smallest ecological footprint in Asia.
11 Apr 2012
Although developing Asia has made great strides in raising living standards and reducing poverty, swelling income disparities threaten to undermine that success.
4 Apr 2012
An infrastructure project in Nepal gives women a chance to earn much needed cash incomes by offering job opportunities usually considered 'men's work.'
19 Mar 2012
Self-help groups help rural Nepali women lease land and grow high value vegetables when rice fields are fallow. Now families can earn income between rice seasons.
12 Jan 2012
An ADB-supported project in Nepal is helping some of the most disadvantaged women in the country build careers in occupations once reserved for men.
16 Dec 2011
ADB's pilot wind power project brings inclusive and sustainable growth in poor rural areas suffering from acute energy shortage.
30 Nov 2011
In rural Nepal, small changes go a long way in improving the lot of disadvantaged women.
26 Oct 2011
Tourism is thriving in South Asia with overseas visitors flocking to its vast array of natural, cultural and historic attractions.