ADB's Focus on Social Development and Poverty
In the Spotlight
Piloted in four local government units, the JobStart Philippines Program has assisted young Filipinos to start their careers, support skills enhancement through training, and provide better integration opportunities into productive employment.
ADB Vice-President Wencai Zhang reaffirms ADB’s commitment to supporting Bangladesh in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and assisting the country in fulfilling its growth aspirations.
Asia and the Pacific are exceptionally exposed to climate change. ADB's report presents the latest regional projections and a comprehensive assessment of the potential impact on agriculture, marine ecosystems, human health, urban areas, security, migration, and trade.
Examining the SDGs goal by goal shows that governments will confront many common and fundamental challenges as they work to advance sustainable development.
Despite the extraordinary gains made in living standards in Asia and the Pacific, hundreds of millions are still excluded from the benefits of rapid economic growth. Without access to basic social services, they are vulnerable to illness, unemployment, and the region’s increasingly devastating natural disasters. A social development agenda involves people and their communities, organizations, institutions, societies, and governments in all poverty relief activities. The aim is to reduce poverty, inequality, and vulnerability among the poor.