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Infographic: Fighting Poverty, Improving Lives in Asia and the Pacific

ADB is an international development finance institution. We provide loans, grants, and expertise to our developing member countries to help reduce poverty and create a world in which everyone can share the benefits of growth.


Cash-for-work Program Rekindles Community Life in Typhoon-Hit Philippines

Cash-for-work program is providing an income lifeline for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Central Philippines, empowering them to rebuild communities with their own hands.


Middle-income Trap Holds Back Asia's Potential New Tiger Economies: 12 Things to Know

After years of rapid growth, many countries in Asia have advanced to middle-income status. The transition from middle income to high income, however, can be a slow process. Here are 12 things to know about overcoming the so-called middle-income trap in the region.


Inspiring Change: ADB Celebrates Gender Month 2014

In the month of March, ADB celebrates women's contribution to family, community and national life throughout the Asia and the Pacific region.


Hazard and Disaster Data in the Island Nations of Pacific

The small, isolated island countries in the Pacific are highly vulnerable to natural disasters and the effects of climate change. ADB's urban development specialist Allison Woodruff explains how smart data can help countries in the region reduce and manage disaster risk.


Closing the Distance: Investing in the Pacific Transport Sector

Island countries in the Pacific need a strong transport sector to support economic growth. ADB's transport strategy in the region focuses on improving access to markets and social services and building integrated transport systems.


School's Bell Rings Again in Typhoon-Hit Philippines

School resumes in the Central Philippines areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda. But physical and mental scars remain.


Transportation in Asia: Keeping the Rio+20 Promise

At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012, the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) pledged to step up support for sustainable transport over the coming decade. One year into their commitment, they are on target to fulfill their promise.


Economic Costs of Rising Sea Levels in Asia and the Pacific

Teeming with people and economic activity, the coastal areas of Asia and the Pacific are highly vulnerable to storm surges, coastal erosion, flooding, and inundation resulting from sea-level rise and climate change. Here's a by the numbers look at the economic costs of rising sea levels.


Infographic: Economics of Climate Change in the Pacific - Vulnerability of Island Nations

An ADB study details the potential costs of climate change in the Pacific – including modeling of future climate over the region, assessments of impacts on natural resources, tourism, and human health, and economic repercussions under various emission scenarios.