Middle-income Trap Holds Back Asia's Potential New Tiger Economies

Moving from a low-cost to a high-value economy requires innovative companies, an improved education system, and government incentives. Read More

Asia and the Pacific Job Training and Skills for Employment

An online learning start-up that prepares people to get a job in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry proves that with focus and creativity the private sector can help bridge the jobs-skills gap for workers. Read More

Upholding Environmental Laws in Asia and the Pacific

The judiciary plays a key role in promoting sustainable development in Asia by upholding environmental laws. Read More

Practical Guide to Capacity Development in a Sector Context

The Practical Guide to Capacity Development in a Sector Context provides ADB staff and other development practitioners with a set of tools and instruments that can be used to facilitate capacity development processes. Read More

A Growing Priority

Capacity development is a high priority for ADB, which has long supported the growing international consensus that the capacity of countries to manage their own affairs is vital to public sector performance and sustainable development.

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$15.4 billion
ADB loan approvals from 2007-2010 with capacity development as a theme

share of capacity development in all ADB technical assistance projects from Oct 2009 to Feb 2011