Wasteful agricultural and irrigation practices long held back progress on poverty reduction in Ningxia, PRC. An ADB project in the region expanded water-saving irrigation and improved farming practices to help boost productivity and incomes.
ADB worked with Nepal following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April 2015 and the devastating aftershock on 12 May 2015 that cost 9,000 lives and destroyed thousands of structures in Kathmandu and nearby towns.
For decades, Heilongjiang Province depended heavily on out-of-date, inefficient boilers that were a major cause of air pollution and respiratory diseases. An ADB project installed efficient heating sources that created a safer and more comfortable domestic environment while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants.
The School Sector Development Plan (SSDP) is a major education initiative by the Government of Nepal, which runs from 2017—2023. It aims to improve education access, equity, and quality, with programs such as the implementation of a model school program. The Asian Development Bank and its financing partners are supporting this initiative.
Famously known for its deserts and steppes, Mongolia is actually a forest nation too. Boreal forests cover 14.2 million hectares or 9% of this vast country. Compared with tropical forests, boreal forests store twice as much carbon per hectare, much of it below ground.