Building Modern Toilets for All in India

India is undertaking an ambitious initiative to upgrade its sanitation system nationwide, attempting to give every house and school access to a modern toilet by 2019. Countries around Asia are grappling with the same issue. Read More

Confronting Domestic Violence in Northwestern Cambodia

An ADB-supported program in the remote northwestern region of Cambodia is supporting victims of domestic violence by helping promote respect for women’s rights. Read More

Community Initiative Helps Filipino Poor Turn Trash into Cash

A multipurpose cooperative is thriving in Manila's impoverished Smokey Mountain area thanks to recycling and other profitable enterprises involving local communities. Read More

Cambodia: Putting HIV Prevention in Women's Hands

A community-based outreach program works to prevent the spread of HIV along a major transport route in northwestern Cambodia. Read More


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