Photo Essay | 27 February 2023
Road to Greater Opportunities in Rural Sri Lanka
Improving the rural road network in Sri Lanka is crucial to the country’s economic and social development. More than 80% of the country’s population lives in rural communities. ADB’s Integrated Road Investment Program (iRoad) is helping improve transport efficiency and connect rural communities with socioeconomic centers to boost agricultural productivity, employment, and economic growth in rural areas.
Photo Essay | 07 February 2023
Community-Based Partnerships Lift Up Mongolia’s COVID-19-Affected People
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected many of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. With many governments under severe resource constraints, civil society organizations (CSOs) have often played a critical role in filling social assistance gaps. In Mongolia, ADB is working with CSOs to provide alternative livelihood programs for families and communities affected by the pandemic. Read their stories in this photo essay.
Photo Essay | 20 December 2022
Opening Doors to Jobs for Tajikistan’s Adults and Young People
Recognizing that a well-functioning technical and vocational education system is important for economic development and social inclusion, the Government of Tajikistan has committed to improve the skills training system in the country. With ADB support, Tajikistan has developed new competency-based curricula and learning materials for 17 selected occupations, upgraded 29 learning institutions throughout the country, and improved access to modernized training programs.
Photo Essay | 22 November 2022
Protecting Mongolia’s Blue Pearl
Khuvsgul Lake supports about 70% of Mongolia’s fresh water and 1% of all fresh water in the world. Protecting it requires an integrated approach to support rural livelihoods, biodiversity, and park management.