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|28 Nov 2013||
A new fund that targets climate change resilience in 25 Asian Cities will be provided by an innovative partnership between ADB, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation. The goal is to leverage and scale up solutions to protect some of the world's most vulnerable urban communities...
|27 Mar 2013||
Three women share how their lives have been changed as beneficiaries of and contributors to the success of development projects aimed at the most vulnerable in society. Three women share how their lives have been changed as beneficiaries of and contributors to the success of development projects aimed at the most...
|21 Dec 2012||
With support from ADB, the people affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami were able to rebuild their lives and communities. With support from ADB, the people affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami were able to rebuild their lives and communities. In a region where millions live...
|12 Nov 2012||
ADB is helping countries in Asia and the Pacific promote environmental justice through knowledge sharing and capacity building The judiciary plays a key role in achieving sustainable development by upholding and enforcing environmental laws. In developing Asia, ADB is helping countries promote green justice through...
|5 Dec 2011||
The floods and Cyclone Sidr of 2007 impacted the lives of some 25 million people. But an extensive rehabilitation and reconstruction program helped them to recover and resume their normal economic and social activities. Sirajganj, Bangladesh─ When the rain-swollen Jamuna River breached its banks and inundated Sirajganj...
|5 Dec 2011||
In Bangladesh's secondary towns, ordinary people are getting a say in government, and that is changing even how the bills are paid. Gazipur, Bangladesh─Maksuda Begum, 45, runs a sidewalk tea shop, but she also has a seat on the 60-member Town Development Coordination Committee along with the mayor, academics,...
|9 Dec 2009||
Local governments and NGOs come together to fight maternal and child mortality in Bangladesh. Local governments and NGOs come together to fight maternal and child mortality in Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh— Twenty nine-year-old Kamrunnahar Akter says the birth of her third child at a well equipped healthcare...
|31 Mar 2009||
As attitudes about gender equality change in Bangladesh, ADB projects illustrate how women can be involved in new development opportunities. "If we ignore 50% of the population, what benefit are we giving?" asks Wahidur Rahman, chief engineer at the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) in Bangladesh...