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Toward Inclusive and Environmentally Sustainable Growth: ADB’s Project Safeguards

Safeguards are operational policies and procedures that seek to avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse environmental and social impacts, including protecting the rights of those likely to be affected or marginalized by the development process.

Bus Rapid Transit Provides Win-Win Solution to PRC's Lanzhou City

Barely a year after it started operations, the Lanzhou bus rapid transit (BRT) system has shown how this cost-effective mass transit solution can ease traffic congestion as well as reduce the city’s carbon footprint.

Restoring Shanghai's Suzhou Creek

This waterway rehabilitation project in the People's Republic of China not only restored the quality of water and improved public health, but also created a clean, green space for the community to enjoy.

Rich-Poor Divide Deepens in Asia

Wealth gaps remain amid growth in three giant economies: People's Republic of China, India, and Indonesia.

Sleepless in Shanghai - A Rural Migrant's Story

Two jobs, 18-hour work days, still not enough to live a decent life in Shanghai.

Cities Are Cleaner, Greener and More Livable in the People's Republic of China

The People's Republic of China (PRC) has made progress in improving the environmental quality of its cities. Yet more work needs to be done to achieve its ambitious targets for reducing pollution.

Infographic: People's Republic of China - Ranking the Most Livable Cities

Increasing attention is being given to the “livability” of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) cities as their environment becomes less polluted. An ADB study ranks 33 cities of the PRC according to their environmental livability through a pioneering series of indexes.

Bringing Clean Water to Millions

An ADB-supported project worked with private companies to provide clean water to cities in the People’s Republic of China.

Turning Deadly Methane Gas into Clean Energy

An ADB-supported project in the People's Republic of China is helping to convert deadly methane gas from coal mines into clean energy for thousands of people and hundreds of businesses.

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.