Managing Climatic Risks with Adaptation

In a world of climate change, adaptation is about managing risks to avoid probable costly post-disaster recovery and rehabilitation. There is no "off the shelf" approach to adapting to climate change. Read More

Post-Disaster Action Planning

Speedy and accurate data collection and analysis by small teams in consultation with communities and local governments, and simple presentations of results led to a high level of demand for and uptake of the plans. Read More

Transforming Risk-Averse Banks into Microfinance Champions in a Post-Disaster and Post-Conflict Environment

Adoption of Grameen microfinance technology by risk-averse, development-oriented banks was a prominent feature of the Earthquake and Tsunami Emergency Support Project in Indonesia. Read More

Rebuilding Traditional Houses After Disasters

On Nias Island, ADB's Earthquake and Tsunami Emergency Project rehabilitated seven villages damaged by earthquakes. Residents rebuilt their houses that preserved architectural traditions and incorporated earthquake resistant features. Read More


ADB uses its wide range of knowledge tools, techniques, and approaches to drive change and development in the region. For 2013–2015, ADB intends to raise the bar by offering "finance++", superior combinations of attractive financing, strategic partnerships, and high-quality knowledge to maximize and accelerate development effectiveness.

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