Photo Essays

Browse through ADB's latest photo stories.

Latest Photo Essays

  • May 2013

    The Bridges of Asia: Connecting the Region

    From vast span bridges for cars and trains to small village footbridges, these are the building blocks of Asian connectivity. This photo essay shows a collection of interesting Asian bridges, many of which were built with ADB's assistance.
  • April 2013

    Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific: Captured in Images

    Our climate is being destabilized and the poor are suffering the consequences. Rising sea levels combined with devastating storms, droughts and floods are hitting hardest those who are most vulnerable. Urgent actions, including leveraging private capital and the use of innovative technologies, are needed. Infographic: Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific More on ADB's work to promote environmentally sustainable growth
  • April 2013

    Better Lives through Better Resettlement

    The ADB-supported Song Bung 4 hydropower dam is being constructed to support Viet Nam's growing energy needs. Despite efforts to minimize the impact on the villagers in the site, more than 1000 people had to be relocated. ADB is working hard not only to resettle them, but also change their lives for the better.
  • March 2013

    Securing Water for All

    Water is one of our most precious resources, but it is threatened by growth, misuse, and pollution. In Asia and the Pacific, many countries are in a water crisis and the demand for water is huge and growing. ADB is currently working to continually promote water developments in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • March 2013

    International Women's Day 2013: Women of Asia and the Pacific

    Across diverse regions; these photos show women in their daily lives.
  • February 2013

    Better Healthcare for Mongolia's Urban Migrants

    Mongolia's health sector will see improvements through a $55 million concessional loan from ADB that will build a new hospital, and promote safer blood transfusions and hospital services
  • January 2013

    A New Chapter in Myanmar

    After five decades of political and economic isolation, Myanmar is opening up and making crucial reforms. ADB is helping Myanmar transition into one of Asia's rising economies through inclusive and sustainable growth.
  • January 2013

    Protecting Mongolians from the Cold

    An ADB-funded project provides revolutionary insulation to help poor Mongolians live comfortably in their traditional fabric homes during the harsh winter where temperatures can drop to -50°C
  • December 2012

    A Busy 12 Months: ADB's 2012 in Review

    As 2012 draws to a close, here are highlights of some of the most significant events of the last 12 busy months for the Asian Development Bank.
  • December 2012

    GMS Program: Milestones in Transcending Boundaries for 20 Years

    The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) is a natural economic area bound by the Mekong River, covering 2.6 million square kilometers and a combined population of around 326 million.