These case studies highlight successful partner financed projects which demonstrate development impacts, best practice, and innovation across Asia and the Pacific.
The High-Level Technology (HLT) Fund: 12 Things to Know
High-level technology (HLT) can help improve efficiency and productivity, thereby saving resources. Combining innovative approaches and technologies can create a positive impact on addressing development challenges. In many developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), however, it is still quite a challenge to introduce HLT projects. Aside from funds as a major constraint, many DMCs find it hard to adopt and scale up HLT due to gaps in skills and lack of infrastructure to implement new and advanced technologies.
Ireland and ADB helping small island states in the Pacific respond to climate change
This article provides an important update of the achievements of ADB’s Irish Trust Fund.
Six ways Southeast Asia strengthened disaster risk management
ADB and development partners are supporting projects that promote disaster risk management solutions for hazard-prone Southeast Asia.
Solar power from the rooftops in Sri Lanka
Rooftops across Sri Lanka are harnessing solar power that is contributing to the country’s clean energy mix and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Internet connectivity in the time of COVID-19
Kacific1, built with financing from ADB and its Leading Asia’s Private Infrastructure Fund, is a next generation satellite that is providing affordable internet connections to remote and far-flung communities in the Asia and Pacific region.
A newly completed bus rapid transit system is transforming lives of people in Peshawar, Pakistan
A bus rapid transit system in Pakistan established with financing by ADB and Agence Française de Développement is improving lives in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Afghanistan: Empowering farmers to rebuild war-torn irrigation
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.
Pulling rural communities out of poverty through a programmatic approach
A set of interrelated interventions seeks to pave the way for the benefits of economic growth to reach the rural poor in the People's Republic of China.