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Women Entrepreneurs Are Agents of Growth in Armenia's SME Sector

Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises play a critical role in the empowerment and economic freedom of women in Armenia, who are increasingly becoming agents of growth for the country's economy.

Project Result / Case Study

People's Republic of China: Cleaner Urban Transport for Clearer Skies

In the People’s Republic of China, cities are using innovative financing to modernize their public transport systems, clean the air, and decongest roads.

Private Sector Financing

Private investment is key to Asia’s prosperity. ADB works with private sector clients to empower communities in many ways—like building the infrastructure they need, boosting farmer incomes, and delivering clean energy supplies.

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South Sumatra's Geothermal Power Project Supports Rural Women's Livelihood

A geothermal power project in South Sumatra is expected to generate more than 90MW of electricity, which will power up to 130,000 homes. The project also supports livelihood improvement of locals, especially rural women. 

Publication

About the Trade Finance Program

ADB's Trade Finance Program fills market gaps for trade finance by providing guarantees and loans to banks to support trade. This fact sheet presents the highlights of the program for 2017.

In the Spotlight: Greater Mekong Subregion

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) is a development success story. Over the past quarter century, the GMS has enjoyed a period of unparalleled peace and prosperity. Impressive economic development has helped raise millions of people out of poverty. With support from ADB, the six member countries are working together on economic integration, environmental sustainability, adaptation to climate change, and more.

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Greater Mekong Subregion: Twenty-Five Years of Partnership

This publication tells the success story of the Greater Mekong Subregion in vivid images, data, and narratives.

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Greater Mekong Subregion Core Environment Program: 10 Years of Cooperation

This publication highlights how the Greater Mekong Subregion Core Environment Program (CEP) has contributed to sustainable development over the last decade.

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Strategic Environmental Assessments for Power Sector Planning in the Greater Mekong Subregion

This publication shows how strategic environmental assessments can help the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries create sustainable national power development plans.

In the Spotlight: Greater Mekong Subregion

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) is a development success story. Over the past quarter century, the GMS has enjoyed a period of unparalleled peace and prosperity. Impressive economic development has helped raise millions of people out of poverty. With support from ADB, the six member countries are working together on economic integration, environmental sustainability, adaptation to climate change, and more.

Institutional Document

The Role of Special Economic Zones in Improving Effectiveness of Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Corridors

This study looks into the role of special economic zones in strengthening competitiveness of economic corridors in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Project Result / Case Study

People’s Republic of China: Building Roads that Help Small Towns in Yunnan Province

A project in Yunnan Province helped bring the People’s Republic of China closer to its neighbors and drive local development.

Blog Entry

Breaking Down Barriers to Green Freight Investments

High upfront costs and lack of incentives impede fuel efficiency initiatives in road freight in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Research

Economic research and statistical work contributes to knowledge generation in ADB and help strengthen its institutional priorities and effectiveness of country operations.

In the Spotlight: Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG) and ADB have been partners in development since 1971. ADB is PNG's largest multilateral partner and provides lending and technical assistance with a focus on the development and improvement of transport and energy infrastructure, health services, and private sector participation.

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New Energy Grid, Transmission Investments are Lighting up Papua New Guinea

Increase access to electricity will help create economic opportunities and support better social outcomes in Papua New Guinea. ADB is supporting the government’s energy program with $238 million of ongoing investments.

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What are Papua New Guinea's Priority Development Goals? Deputy Prime Minister Abel Shares His Views

Papua New Guinea Deputy Prime Minister Charles Abel shares updates on the country's development priorities, partnership with ADB and opportunities in hosting APEC 2018. 

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Papua New Guinea's Drive For Long-Term Economic Growth

Papua New Guinea needs a diverse economy and an enabling business environment to support long-term growth. ADB investments in the country supports private sector activities and economic productivity.

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