ADB and its development partners discuss their joint response to restoring roads and bridges in the Solomon Islands through the eyes of the almost complete Post Conflict Emergency Rehabilitation Project.
Electricity is casting a new light into the remote areas of Bhutan, and thanks to it, the people are healthier, financially stable, and have brighter futures.
THIMPHU - Darkness used to fall early in the Himalayan country of Bhutan. In remote villages without electricity, this meant parents stopped work early and children could not do much studying at home. The lack of electricity also limited the work of hospitals and the availability of school facilities.
New school buildings are allowing the children of Cambodia to dream of a better life.
Kampong Chhnang - On a warm, clear day in a remote commune some 65 kilometers north of Phnom Penh, 14-year-old Lach Chat takes his place among 77 other students in one of five classrooms housed inside a brand new school building.
He is in lower secondary school, and like his classmates, hopes to one day lead a prosperous life. "I want to have a good future," he said, when asked what motivates him to go to school.
The Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, but provinces around it have limited access to safe water and sanitation. An ADB project is providing a solution.
Pursat - Farmer Vorn Mao used to collect water for her family from foul smelling and hazardous streams in a remote village in Cambodia.
In the dry season, the 36 year-old mother of two would resort to digging a hole near her house in search of water, or trekking two kilometers or more to streams where many people also washed their clothes or bathed.
An emergency loan to fund repairs to Tajikistan's troubled water supply reduces waste, boosts farm productivity, and improves incomes.
Loikasai Village - It was the day before Idi Qurbon (the Feast of Sacrifice) and the normally bustling hillside village of Loikasai was almost deserted.
With decentralization putting the onus on education in Indonesia in the hands of district offices, schools, and communities, a project is aiming to turn this challenge into an opportunity.
Bali - On Bali's west coast, 3 hours from the tourist crowds of the island's capital Denpasar and popular beaches of Kuta, Nusa Dua, and Sanur, is a hidden world of poverty that visitors rarely get to see.