If I Had the Chance: Artwork from the Streets of Asia and the Pacific

Publication | November 2003

This book features the artwork of the child artists from the streets of seven cities - Dhaka, Jakarta, Kathmandu, Manila, Phnom Penh, Port Moresby, and Ulaanbaatar - who participated in ADB's Second Street Children's Art Competition in 2002.

'Time and again they told us that given the chance they would become teachers, doctors, nurses, or social workers,' notes President Tadao Chino in his Foreword. 'Nobody, it seems, has greater motivation to help the poor than a poor child. For all of us involved in development work - and in poverty reduction, in particular - this is very moving and instructive.'