In the Spotlight


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.

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10.6%2011youth unemployment rate in Asia and the Pacific
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10%2011the average rate of return to another year of schooling
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31%2012of global enrollments are in Southeast and East Asia, the largest share in the world
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