In 2014, 17.5 million people were displaced by climate-related disasters, ten times more than the 1.7 million displaced by geophysical hazards.
Intense climate-related natural disasters—floods, storms, as well as droughts and heat waves—have been on the rise worldwide.
ADB’s Strategy 2020 of inclusion, environmental sustainability, and regional integration matches Asia and the Pacific’s growing socio-economic challenges.
This paper considers three main disaster risk factors behind the increased frequency of intense natural disasters—rising population exposure, greater population vulnerability, and increasing climate-related hazards.
Despite Asia’s remarkable economic success in the last half century, income inequality has worsened substantially and the region has become the world’s leading emitter of greenhouse gases.
Three development projects that best showcased ADB's contribution to Asia and the Pacific were recognized at an awards ceremony.
The uncertain global economic outlook threatens to undermine the resolve of Asian countries to implement needed investments and policies to put their economies on an environmentally sustainable growth path, warns a report by IED at ADB.
Emerging risks and destabilizers as diverse as widening income inequality, slower growth, and climate change are reshaping Asia’s economic landscape at such a rapid pace says Independent Evaluation at ADB.
As Asia and the Pacific grapple with challenges in climate change, income inequality, and global economic slowdown, deeper development partnerships can offer new funds and ideas to help, says report from ADB's Independent Evaluation.
Countries in Asia and the Pacific have substantial untapped potential to expand regional cooperation and integration, says a new study from Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank.
Asia’s poorest and most vulnerable countries have seen moderate rates of economic growth and poverty reduction over the last ten years, but they have not shared in Asia’s success story, says Independent Evaluation at ADB.
Narrowing Asia’s widening inequality should therefore lead the region’s development efforts, and building resilience to climate change should anchor these efforts, says Independent Evaluation at ADB.
Geographical isolation, small populations, paucity of resources, and vulnerability to climate change—call for a different approach to development in the Pacific, says the report, ADB Support to Small Pacific Island Countries.
Effective safeguards to minimize damage that development projects can cause to communities and the environment are needed more than ever as new sources of international financing for infrastructure become available to emerging economies, says Independent Evaluation at ADB.
Countries in Asia and the Pacific should ramp up preventive measures to avert disasters from floods, storms, droughts and heat waves, in addition to better measures in response to these events, says a new paper from Independent Evaluation at the ADB.