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24 июня, 05:41

Reforming Mongolia's Higher Education Sector

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Mongolia is reforming its higher education sector, improving the quality and relevance of the courses on offer in its Universities, which is driving up graduate employment rate. For Oyunbayar Rentsen, a mechanical engineering student from Ulaanbaatar's Mongolian University of Live Sciences, getting a quality education means that she will be able to pursue her dream of transforming Mongolia into a manufacturing economy.

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24 июня, 04:49

Transforming Kota Kinabalu into a Nature Resort City

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A premier environmental program known as the Green City Action Plan or GCAP is planning to transform Malaysia's Kota Kinabalu into a nature resort city - one that is clean, green and livable.

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17 июня, 10:12

Helping Cambodia Transition to Cleaner Energy

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A transition to clean energy such as solar can help Cambodia address some of its development challenges. The Asian Development Bank is a key enabler of this transformation. It is mobilizing financing from the public and private sectors to help Cambodia adopt solar energy.

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07 июня, 11:30

Affordable Rural Homes Provide Women in Uzbekistan with Stability and Access to Finance

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Affordable homes in Uzbekistan's rural areas are providing local women with security and stability, as well as helping them develop relations of trust with commercial banks that provide them with both mortgages and business loans. From 2011 to 2015, Uzbekistan received $500 million in loans from ADB to help build over 41,000 houses for moderate and lower-income rural residents. Women became the registered owners of over 4,300 houses — 26% of the total. This is a positive achievement in rural Uzbekistan, where homes are usually registered in a man’s name. Improving living conditions, creating livelihood opportunities, and providing jobs in rural areas are priorities for ADB in Uzbekistan.

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05 июня, 10:25

Better Roads Help Revive Fiji’s Rural Economy

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Fiji's road network is being repaired and upgraded to improve mobility, safety, and climate change resilience. The Asian Development Bank is helping finance work that is boosting trade, tourism, and education.

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27 мая, 12:12

Empowering Small Businesses in Maldives

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Access to low-cost financing with limited collateral requirements has inspired many women to start family businesses in beautiful Maldives. ADB project has been supporting entrepreneurs in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

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27 мая, 04:01

Working to End Nepal's Energy Crisis

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With the support of the Asian Development Bank, Norway, and other donors, the government in Nepal is improving electricity distribution and efficiency, working to end the country’s energy crisis. In the plains of Nepal's far west region, better power supply has already helped to improve quality of life and support new economic activities.

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15 мая, 07:36

Building a Prosperous, Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Asia and the Pacific

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ADB is forging even stronger links with its members, donors and development partners to build a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific.

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15 мая, 04:22

Urban Services for Mongolia's Booming Border Towns

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Rapid growth in mining and cross-border trade is putting a strain on existing infrastructure in Mongolia's South Gobi region, an area famous for its wild nature, nomadic culture, and rich mineral deposits. The Government with support from the Asian Development Bank is now working to improve urban infrastructure and services.

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29 апреля, 03:55

Maldives Learns Solid Waste Management Best Practices and High-Level Technology from Japan

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Maldives, a popular tourist destination, is experiencing continued urbanization and growth momentum. Without an organized and sustainable waste management system, it could face worse environmental, public health, and economic problems. ADB’s Greater Malé Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project is supporting the Government of Maldives in developing an advanced climate- and disaster-resilient waste management system from collection to disposal. Through the support of ADB’s High-Level Technology Fund, Maldives is learning best solid waste management practices from Japanese experts and exploring a partnership with Japan to improve Maldives’ capacity in managing high-level technology for waste management.

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23 апреля, 08:23

Bringing Piped Water to Fiji's Homes

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Fiji is surrounded by water and has good freshwater supplies, but because of climate change, water sources need to be diversified to cope with rising sea levels and changing weather patterns. By 2030, two in three Fijians will be living in urban centers, and water and sanitation are central to government’s plans for inclusive economic development and growth. For people like Asenata Waqatakona, who moved to the informal settlement area of Tamavua i wai near Suva in the 2000s, getting getting piped water at home has made all the difference.

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09 апреля, 05:57

The Three Cs for successful women leaders

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Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Noeleen Heyzer, shares her thoughts on what goes into making successful women leaders.