ADB management and subject experts share knowledge, views, and insights on development issues in op-ed articles and opinion pieces published in international and regional publications.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are critical for the growth and development of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR).
Across Asia and the Pacific, students and parents are breathing a sigh of relief as schools reopen and in-person classes gradually resume.
Last month, when we met in Jakarta to discuss the collaboration between the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), we reflected on Indonesia's remarkable development progress. After years of strong policy leadership, the country stands on the cusp of upper middle-income status.
Ensuring a constant level of grain production in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) while maintaining the country’s gains in eliminating poverty are twin policy priorities in the State Council Decree for Comprehensive Promotion of Rural Vitalization, the country’s most prominent policy statement for 2022. These priorities are consistent with various other government visions for the coming years, including the 14th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development, and would also contribute significantly to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Southeast Asia had been a global success story in fostering growth and reducing poverty.
Like much of the world, China’s economic performance is set to be further overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022.