Read ADB news releases related to the Asian Development Fund.
Nepal Targets Overhaul of Power Network to Reduce Shortages, Boost Growth
Years of underinvestment in electricity infrastructure has left Nepal with one of the most unreliable power supplies in South Asia, putting a brake on the country's economic growth.
Cambodia Targets Financial System Reforms to Bolster Growth, Cut Poverty
Cambodia is currently implementing a series of reforms designed to modernize and deepen its financial system in order to support growth, reduce poverty and make the country more resilient in the face of external shocks.
Viet Nam to Overhaul Secondary Education to Meet Changing Labor Needs
Viet Nam is planning a major overhaul of its secondary education system to reflect the changing needs of the labor market and to keep its economy competitive and robust.
Airports' Upgrade in Nepal to Increase Safety, Boost Tourism
ADB will help Nepal appeal to even more tourists through a project to improve the country's airports and civil aviation safety standards.
ADB Supports $640M Plan to Strengthen Aviation Safety, Services, in PNG
Papua New Guinea is targeting sweeping improvements to its national airports under a $640 million plan to strengthen safety and services, and to open up new economic opportunities for the resource-rich Pacific country.
Timor-Leste Road Rehabilitation Project to Boost Growth, Reduce Poverty
The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste is targeting a major overhaul of its badly degraded road network to accelerate new economic opportunities and poverty reduction.
South Asia Taps Tourism Potential for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth
Efforts by India, Nepal and Bangladesh to take advantage of the tourism potential of their rich natural and cultural attractions, including many of the world's major Buddhist sites, are getting support from the Asian Development Bank.
Skilled Workers Key to Cambodia's Continued Economic Growth
Rising demand for skilled labor and inadequate investment in vocational training has created a shortage of skilled workers in Cambodia, impacting on productivity and economic growth.
Bhutan to Build Southern Highway to Boost Growth, Cut Poverty
An efficient and reliable road network is hampering development in southern Bhutan, and the government is now targeting a major road link there to boost growth and livelihood opportunities in one of the country's most remote and poor regions.
Lao PDR Adopts Sector Program Support to Improve Primary Health Care
Lao People's Democratic Republic, with support from the ADB, is initiating the first-ever program assistance for the country's health sector.