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Publication

Asia Bond Monitor – March 2019

This publication reviews recent developments in emerging East Asian local currency bond markets, and includes analysis of the fourth quarter of 2018.

Blog Entry

Reviving connectivity and diversifying trade in Central Asia

In Central Asia, it once took up to 58 hours and $318 for a cargo truck to cross a border. Countries in the region are working together to streamline the process for goods and services to move across borders.  

In the Spotlight: Gender and Development

ADB reaffirms its commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment as it celebrates gender month. Through its project work regionally, ADB has been promoting gender equality in higher education; technical and vocational training; access to finance and jobs; and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Project Result / Case Study

Police and Community Partnership in Nepal Tackling Violence Against Women

In Nepal, the police established the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) network in 20 districts across the country in coordination with civil society organizations and with support from ADB. The network helps women feel more comfortable reporting gender-based crime and domestic violence.   

Blog Entry

Why investing in women and girls will take off in 2019

International financial institutions are increasingly recognizing the immense potential of gender lens impact investing.

Video

Banking the Unbanked Rural Women of Papua New Guinea

Rural women in Papua New Guinea are gaining financial independence with help from ADB's Microfinance Expansion Project.

In the Spotlight: Gender and Development

ADB reaffirms its commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment as it celebrates gender month. Through its project work regionally, ADB has been promoting gender equality in higher education; technical and vocational training; access to finance and jobs; and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

CASE STUDY

Communication Strategies to Enforce Gender Equality Legislation in Mongolia

Evidence-based and targeted communication is key to raising awareness of gender equality issues.

Video

ADB Women Balancing Professional and Personal Lives

Shaista Hussain, like many other women working at ADB, balances the professional and personal as she contributes to the bank’s development mission. Find out how she makes things work.

Video

Gender Equality and ADB

Gender equality is not just an issue for women. ADB staff show how they are acting to promote gender equality in the workplace.

In the Spotlight: Gender and Development

ADB reaffirms its commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment as it celebrates gender month. Through its project work regionally, ADB has been promoting gender equality in higher education; technical and vocational training; access to finance and jobs; and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Publication

Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific: Baseline and Pathways for Transformative Change by 2030

This publication provides the first Sustainable Development Goal assessment of the situation of women and girls in Asia and the Pacific based on data from official sources. 

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Measuring Asset Ownership and Entrepreneurship from a Gender Perspective: Methodology and Results of Pilot Surveys in Georgia, Mongolia, and the Philippines

Data on women’s ownership of assets are sparse, with no comparable data on individual-level asset ownership. This limits understanding on intra-household dynamics of asset ownership, rights, and preferences from a gender perspective.

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Women’s Asset Ownership: Evidence from Georgia; Mongolia; and Cavite, Philippines

This publication provides insights to help develop methodological guidelines on collecting sex-disaggregated data about asset ownership.

In the Spotlight: Gender and Development

ADB reaffirms its commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment as it celebrates gender month. Through its project work regionally, ADB has been promoting gender equality in higher education; technical and vocational training; access to finance and jobs; and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Video

Solar Energy Training Brightens Up Employment Opportunities for Pakistan’s Women

 In Multan, Pakistan, a group of women are receiving training as solar panel technicians. This initiative is providing them with new income opportunities and raising their status in society.

Video

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.

Video

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. 

In the Spotlight: Gender and Development

ADB reaffirms its commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment as it celebrates gender month. Through its project work regionally, ADB has been promoting gender equality in higher education; technical and vocational training; access to finance and jobs; and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Institutional Document

Kazakhstan Country Gender Assessment

This publication develops a strategic focus for integrating gender concerns into programs and operations of the Asian Development Bank in Kazakhstan.

Institutional Document

Georgia: Country Gender Assessment

This publication provides a gender analysis of socioeconomic areas and issues in Georgia and for the Asian Development Bank’s operations in Georgia.

Institutional Document

Uzbekistan Country Gender Assessment: Update

This publication contains a comprehensive analysis of the socioeconomic aspects of gender equality in Uzbekistan.

ADB in the Capital Markets

A leading triple-A borrower in the international markets, ADB raises funds regularly through bond issues in international and domestic capital markets, reflecting strong credit fundamentals and conservative financial policies.

Institutional Document

Investor Presentation

The ADB Investor Presentation provides an overview of the Asian Development Bank, its operations, and other information relevant to prospective investors.

Publication

ADB Green Bonds Newsletter and Impact Report 2017

ADB green bonds support mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to consequences of climate change, while delivering environmentally sustainable growth.

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.

Publication

Realizing the Potential of Public–Private Partnerships to Advance Asia’s Infrastructure Development

This publication shows how public–private partnerships (PPPs) can be effective to meet Asia’s growing infrastructure needs.

Video

New Airport Terminal Puts Philippine City of Cebu on the International Tourism Map

A new terminal building in the Cebu-Mactan airport, is helping the city of Cebu in the Philippines position itself as a domestic and international tourism hub.

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