In the Spotlight
The Promise of Smart Cities
The concept of smart cities is often seen as the glittering solution to many of the world’s urban development challenges. But ‘smartness’ is not solely about the technology or efficiency of systems. In today’s quest for livable and healthy cities, smart is about putting people first.
Q&A: Ayako Inagaki on ADB’s COVID-19 Support to Southeast Asia
Ayako Inagaki, director of human and social development at ADB’s Southeast Asia Regional Department, helps oversee ADB’s COVID-19 portfolio for Southeast Asia—$5.8 billion and counting.
Significant job losses in developing Asia in 2020, ADB data show
In addition to the ongoing threat to health in developing Asia, the pandemic has led to an unprecedented economic crisis, with millions of jobs lost and companies closed.
Strengthening the Environmental Dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific: Stocktake of National Responses to Sustainable Development Goals 12, 14, and 15
This report presents the results of a survey of 15 developing countries in Asia and the Pacific regarding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 12, 14, and 15.