In the Spotlight
Set in the context of changing economies, adaptive technologies and a new post-2015 global agenda for development, the focus of the forum will be practical, with emphasis given to sharing perspectives and experiences on issues of high relevance.
Improving the quality of education can substantially increase growth prospects for developing Asian countries, says latest ADB flagship report.
After 10 years of negotiation, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ much-anticipated Asean Economic Community (AEC) comes into effect at the end of this year.
Most developing countries in Asia and the Pacific have earned high marks for a dramatic rise in primary education enrollment rates in the last three decades, but daunting challenges remain, threatening economic and social growth.
With over $8.2 billion in loans and grants to the education sector over the past forty years ADB has a long track record in assisting its developing member countries (DMCs) achieve the goal of quality education for all.
10.6%2011youth unemployment rate in Asia and the Pacific
10%2011the average rate of return to another year of schooling
31%2012of global enrollments are in Southeast and East Asia, the largest share in the world