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26 Dec 2012
With support from ADB, the people affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami were able to rebuild their lives and communities.
15 Nov 2012
ADB is helping countries in Asia and the Pacific promote environmental justice through knowledge sharing and capacity building
7 Nov 2012
Rising costs in higher education are outstripping the capacity of students to pay for fees and of states to fund the sector, raising questions about how to make it more inclusive in the future. Here’s a by the number look at some of the issues leading to rising higher education costs in the Asia and the Pacific region.
22 Oct 2012
Shari'ah compliant financing is becoming increasingly popular in the Asia and the Pacific region. ADB’s Ashraf Mohammed, Assistant General Counsel and Practice Leader – Islamic Finance, explains why.
25 Sep 2012
This feature provides a snapshot, by the numbers, of the key issues discussed in ADB's book, Pension Systems in East and Southeast Asia: Promoting Fairness and Sustainability.
14 Sep 2012
The six member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion Program mark 20 years of economic cooperation in 2012.
30 Aug 2012
ASEAN nations can help avoid world rice price shocks by reducing export restrictions, placing less emphasis on self-sufficiency, retooling Thailand's rice pledging program, and expanding coordinated rice policies with India and Pakistan, according to a series of working papers from ADB.
30 Aug 2012
To avoid a repeat of the rice price crisis, ASEAN member countries formulated the ASEAN Integrated Food Security Framework with a Strategic Plan of Action that focuses on establishing a regional emergency rice reserve, facilitating regional rice trade, developing an ASEAN food security information system, and pursuing innovations through research and development.
29 Jun 2012
In Thailand, one of the world's largest solar farms is not only relieving the Kingdom of its reliance on imported fossil fuels but also benefiting the communities in its neighborhood through increased labor and education opportunities.
18 Jun 2012
Food security depends on trade as much as it does on production. Rice is a staple food in Asia, and around 90% of all rice is produced and consumed in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. ADB’s agriculture advisor Lourdes Adriano talks about the agenda for the first ASEAN Rice Trade Forum.