ADB's Focus on Education
In the Spotlight
ADB and the Government of Nepal handed over the newly reconstructed Shree Kali Devi Primary School in Kavre District to the community. The April 2015 earthquake had destroyed five classrooms and other school facilities.
Affirmative action, vouchers, social marketing, and homestay visits are helping break through gender barriers to “blue collar” work in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
Twenty-one-year old Arcelia Faroca Fernandes challenged Timor-Leste's social norms to become the country's first-ever car mechanic when she graduated from a training scheme supported by the Asian Development Bank.
Most developing countries in Asia and the Pacific have earned high marks for a dramatic rise in primary education enrollment rates in the last three decades, but daunting challenges remain, threatening economic and social growth.
With over $8.2 billion in loans and grants to the education sector over the past forty years ADB has a long track record in assisting its developing member countries (DMCs) achieve the goal of quality education for all.