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.
More than 12,000 public schools in Pakistan are now enjoying reliable electricity thanks to solar power, dramatically improving the learning environment for over 1.4 million students.
ADB provided a loan of $150 million for a project to improve sanitation, heating, and transport services in key townships in Liaoning, People's Republic of China.
Bangladesh embraces the world’s largest river delta but is in dire need of drinkable water.
ADB's Secondary Towns Integrated Urban Environmental Improvement Project improved the quality of life in Nepal's three key regional centers - Biratnagar, Birgunj and Butwal municipalities.
ADB’s private sector investment supported the expansion of RBL Bank’s Saksham and Unnati programs, which combines access to loans with financial inclusion and financial literacy improvement.
For decades, Heilongjiang Province depended heavily on out-of-date, inefficient boilers that were a major cause of air pollution and respiratory diseases.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.
ADB’s Second Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project and its Additional Financing, implemented from 2009 to 2020, paved the way for major changes in Dil’s village. It also benefitted other villages across six provinces around Tonle Sap Lake, where many of Cambodia’s poorest people live.