Features

For many poor girls and their families in rural and remote areas of Nepal, a secondary education support project has put them on the right path to realizing their "dreams of a better future".

With focus and creativity the private sector can help bridge the jobs-skills gap for workers across Asia and the Pacific.

Rising costs in higher education are outstripping the capacity of students to pay for fees and of states to fund the sector, raising questions about how to make it more inclusive in the future. Here’s a by the number look at some of the issues leading to rising higher education costs in the Asia and the Pacific region.

An innovative ADB project in Mongolia aims to educate the most vulnerable in society how to overcome times of financial hardship using simple, effective tools, and a bit of advance planning.

Aligning the course work at Indonesia’s vocational schools with the needs of industry is resulting in better job opportunities for students.

ADB assists the government and civil society in reforming the primary vocational education (PVE) system and increasing training opportunities for adults and out of school youth in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Postsecondary education and skills training programs are helping to put Maldivians back in control of their own future.

A broad push to improve facilities and the quality of secondary education in Viet Nam brings ethnic minority and female students in remote areas into the academic mainstream.

ADB education expert Jouko Sarvi talks about the economic and social implications of private tutoring in Asia and the Pacific.

Very poor families receive cash to send their children to school and access healthcare in an effort to end the cycle of poverty.