Demographic Trends Shape Education in Asia

The needs of a growing population of young people are shaping education policies in Asian countries, explains ADB education expert Jouko Sarvi. Read More

12 Things to Know: Access to Education and Training in South Asia

South Asia needs to invest more in education and skills training to improve economic opportunities for its growing youth population. Read More

Vocational Education Boosts Employment Opportunities in Timor-Leste

ADB supports vocational education in Timor-Leste, creating jobs and opportunities for the country's next generation of young citizens. Watch Video

Linking Vocational Education to Better Jobs Indonesia

An ADB-supported project in Indonesia is helping people get the skills needed to find good-paying jobs. Read More

Education: A right not a Privilege

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 $9.5 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% (2011)
youth unemployment rate in Asia and the Pacific Source

10% (2011)
the average rate of return to another year of schooling Source

31% (2012)
of global enrollments are in Southeast and East Asia, the largest share in the world Source