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30 Mar 2012
Organizations have ignored the power of stories in favor of official reports, formal speeches, and press releases. Fortunately, the last decades have seen the art of storytelling being tapped to achieve practical results. Find out how ADB is using stories to inspire change, connect staff to strategy, harvest tacit knowledge, lead people into the future, and more.
1 Jul 2011
The Asia-Pacific region leads the world in a wide range of categories, including projected economic growth, mobile cellular subscriptions, steel production, and beer consumption. Unfortunately, the region also leads in disaster losses.
1 Jul 2011
Research shows that quick revival of social infrastructure such as schools and hospitals can fast-track the return to normalcy, facilitate restoration of economic activities, and increase the resilience to cope with future disasters.
1 Mar 2011
Supporting emerging fiscal structures is one of many ways to circumvent constraints to mobilizing sub-sovereign finance for infrastructure.
1 Dec 2010
In the hands of the right people and applied at the right time, knowledge can stimulate action and propel development. Strategy 2020, the Asian Development Bank's long-term strategic framework, recognizes this and underlines knowledge solutions as a driver of change in this decade.
1 Sep 2010
ADB, FAO, and IFAD jointly convened an Investment Forum on Food Security in Asia and the Pacific on 7-9 July 2010 at ADB's headquarters in Manila. The first of its kind in the region, the Forum showcased Asia and the Pacific region as an attractive hub for increased investments in food security.
1 May 2010
Many of Asia-Pacific's investments are vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, from the changes in rainfall patterns to temperature increases and extreme events. Learning to climate-proof them will increase their ability to deliver.
1 May 2010
While people's attention to climate change is growing fast, it isn't the easiest thing to find engineers and infrastructure economists with expertise in designing climate proofing infrastructure projects. Climate change's adverse impacts make investments vulnerable. Learning to climate-proof them will increase their ability to deliver.