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An Energy Policy for ASEAN? Lessons from the EU Experience on Energy Integration, Security, and Decarbonization

19 Feb 2021 | Publication

An Energy Policy for ASEAN? Lessons from the EU Experience on Energy Integration, Security, and Decarbonization

An energy policy for ASEAN should explicitly pursue a dual transition pathway strategy to yield the best outcome in the energy trilemma.

Improving ADB Operations in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations and Small Island Developing States

18 Feb 2021 | Video

Improving ADB Operations in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations and Small Island Developing States

ADB is improving our operations to address the specific challenges and requirements of FCAS and SIDS. Addressing the needs of these vulnerable communities is essential for a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific.

Despite the pandemic, remittances have kept flowing home to Asia’s families

08 Feb 2021 | Blog Entry

Despite the pandemic, remittances have kept flowing home to Asia’s families

Strong remittance inflows should be used as an opportunity to strengthen the systems that help overseas workers and their families back at home.

Why aren’t students in Asia getting the education they need?

29 Jan 2021 | Blog Entry

Why aren’t students in Asia getting the education they need?

Local decision makers, civil society, teachers, and parents need to be engaged with and driving reforms if teaching is going to shift sufficiently to tackle Asia’s learning crisis.