ADB's Focus on Education
In the Spotlight
An ADB-supported project, run in collaboration with the Swiss Development Corporation, helped over 59,000 students in Nepal learn new trade skills and find jobs.
Approved in December 1970, the project helped improve vocational education at the Ngee Ann Technological College (NATC) as Singapore rapidly industrialized. Established in 1963, the school, now known as the Ngee Ann Polytechnic, is one of Singapore’s leading institutions for higher learning.
Having a sister improves learning for boys in early childhood.
Viet Nam is an education success story. The latest results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), published earlier this month, confirm that secondary schools in the southeast Asian country are in many ways in a class of their own.
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.