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Using the power of the sun to dry fruit has resulted in a dramatic increase in the value of apricots for growers in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region, boosting the incomes of poor families and inspiring a new generation of agribusiness entrepreneurs.

The development and strengthening of knowledge-based economies is both an imperative and an opportunity for developing Asia to sustain high rates of growth in the future and avoid the middle-income trap.

This index aims to give policymakers a unique tool to measure progress in fostering creativity and innovation in 22 Asian economies, with the United States and Finland included for comparative purposes.

An ADB-supported program in the remote northwestern region of Cambodia is supporting victims of domestic violence by helping promote respect for women’s rights.

A multipurpose cooperative is thriving in Manila's impoverished Smokey Mountain through recycling and other profitable enterprises.