Peace and Prosperity in Sri Lanka

ADB has helped restore basic services and livelihoods in war-torn parts of north-east Sri Lanka. Read More

ADB, World Bank Harmonize Rehabilitation Projects in Yolanda-Affected Areas

The ADB-World Bank memorandum of agreement was signed by ADB Philippine Country Director Richard Bolt and World Bank Country Director Motoo Konishi, and witnessed by Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Soliman in Ormoc City. Read More

Cash-for-work Program Kickstarts Community Life in Typhoon Haiyan-hit Philippines

Cash-for-work program is providing an income lifeline for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Central Philippines, empowering them to rebuild communities with their own hands. Read More

Hazard and Disaster Data in the Island Nations of Pacific

The small, isolated island countries in the Pacific are vulnerable to natural disasters and the effects of climate change. Historical and real-time data can help them reduce and manage the impact of disasters. Read More

Overview

Poor governance holds back and distorts the process of development, and has a disproportionate impact on the poorer and weaker sections of society. Assisting developing countries in improving governance is therefore a strategic priority of ADB in its work to eliminate poverty in Asia and the Pacific.

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FAST FACTS

97%
of total hazard related deaths in Asia and the Pacific from 1970 to 2010 took place in developing countries Source

44%
of total reported disaster losses globally from 1970 to 2011 were in Asia and the Pacific Source