Asian Companies Making Profits and Helping the Poor

Profit-making companies that provide solutions to the problems of the poor are important new players in the world of international development. Read More

New Grant to Aid Businesses Creating Jobs, Services for Poor

ADB and development partners will use a new $3.6 million grant to support around 20 private sector businesses in Asia targeting poor and low-income communities. Read More

A Life of Dignity for All: Post-2015 Development Agenda

According to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon the world has an unprecedented opportunity to end poverty and set a course for a sustainable future. Read More

Inequality in the Asia and Pacific region: 12 Things to Know

Despite Asia's remarkable economic progress over the last decades, inequality remains a problem in the region. Read More

Poverty Reduction: Promoting Inclusive Pro-Poor Growth

Remarkable economic and social gains in Asia and the Pacific over the last few decades lifted millions from poverty but too many have been left behind. The region remains home to two-thirds of the world's poor, their ranks further deepened by loss of employment and reduced incomes from the 2008 global financial crisis.

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Facts and Figures

2005
the year Asia achieved the Millennium Development Goal income poverty target, well ahead of the 2015 deadline. Source

19
number of developing member countries where over 10% of the population still lives in extreme poverty Source