Through a partnership between ADB and the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, the Community-based Irrigation and Development Project trained 630 farmers to rehabilitate, upgrade, and maintain 175 small-scale and medium-scale traditional irrigation schemes covering about 38,850 hectares, benefiting more than 180,000 households.
With over 600 islands spanning a total sea area of 3.1 million square kilometers and 65% of its population lives in coastal areas, Papua New Guinea (PNG) relies heavily on its network of coastal shipping services.
Agriculture plays a key role in Nepal’s economy, contributing 27% of gross domestic product in 2019, engaging 55% of the country’s working age population (above 15 years) in subsistence agriculture. However, Nepal’s agriculture sector suffers from low productivity, one of the main reasons being insufficient irrigation and heavy dependence on the monsoon rain.
In the People’s Republic of China’s Yangtze River Economic Belt, a new programmatic approach has been adopted to achieve water security and green development, and increased resilience of the environment and people.
Khadka and her family, like millions of others, were affected by the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015. ADB's Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project in Nepal financed the rebuilding of quality schools to withstand future disasters.
The unique challenges of financing and building a climate-resilient port in a tiny Pacific country required ADB to develop and deploy innovative approaches to ensure the project’s design, governance, and monitoring were efficient and effective.