Freedom to Grow: Impact Stories from the Philippines

Publication | July 2010

To maximize its impact, ADB is partnering not only with government, but also with nongovernment organizations, and women's and ethnic minority groups to deliver income-generating activities, education and health facilities, potable water supplies, road transport in rural areas, clean energy resources, and development of lagging regions, particularly in southern Philippines, to have real, positive impacts on People's lives.


  • Introduction
  • Homes for the Working Class
  • The Power of the River
  • A Bright Idea for Energy Reduction
  • How to Milk Carabaos
  • Roads to Bank On
  • A Drive for Progress and Peace
  • Life in the Fast Lane
  • Chasing Buses, Chasing Profits
  • Fount of Life and Livelihood