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17 августа, 12:13

How ADB Supports Development in Pacific Island Countries

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ADB's James Lynch explains how Pacific island countries can reduce costs, manage risk, and create value to address the unique set of challenges and opportunities they face.

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07 августа, 05:22

Upgraded Tajikistan Road Drives Regional Cooperation and Trade in Central Asia

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The Asian Development Bank assisted Tajikistan in upgrading the Dushanbe-Tursunzade road, which is part of the CAREC Corridor 3 that spans almost 7,000 kilometers from the Russian Federation in the north to the Persian Gulf in the south. The improved road in Tajikistan connects the country to its neighbors and opens up opportunities for trade and commerce.

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01 августа, 07:04

Better Governance Eases Nepal’s Transition to Federalism

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Nepal is strengthening its national and local public financial management and governance systems with support from ADB and other development partners. The modernization of the country’s administrative systems was initiated by increasing financial resources and leveraging information technology. An online procurement system was developed and rolled out nationwide along with corruption prevention tools. Communities were also encouraged to participate in local governance, which promoted accountability. These initiatives improved the delivery of public services, contributing to Nepal’s smooth transition to a federal system of government.

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31 июля, 06:48

Coffee for Peace, Reconciliation, and Livelihood

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Years of conflict and illegal logging have left swathes of land in the Philippine island of Mindanao in a poor state, but community involvement and modern farming practices introduced by companies like Coffee for Peace are now bringing change. Coffee for Peace's inclusive business approach is helping farming communities in the Mount Apo area. Premium coffee varieties were introduced and farmers trained to achieve higher yields, while best practices in processing, branding, and marketing coffee were also disseminated. Coffee for Peace was one of the finalists of the first ASEAN Inclusive Business Awards, which was held in 2017. The Asian Development Bank, through its Inclusive Business Support Project, is helping governments and the private sector put in place policies, programs, and incentives for inclusive businesses across Asia and the Pacific.

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25 июля, 11:00

Full Steam Ahead for Indonesia’s Low-Carbon Future

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Developing sustainable energy sources is critical to meet Indonesia’s increasing power demand. The country has 40% of the world's geothermal resources. Development of these resources will help diversify the country's energy mix to meet the demand and its commitment to reduce 30% of its carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. While the Indonesian government is improving its geothermal program to attract more investors, development partners like the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are helping mobilize financing from public and private sectors to develop these resources. ADB, through the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), and its private sector partners are supporting three landmark geothermal power projects in North, South and West Sumatra. These energy projects demonstrate how private sector investment can drive geothermal energy development.

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24 июля, 06:04

ADB Women Balancing Professional and Personal Lives: Cleo Kawawaki

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Meet Cleo Kawawaki, Deputy Director General of ADB’s Southeast Asia Department. Like many women at ADB, Cleo leads a fulfilling professional and personal life as she contributes to the bank’s development mission. Find out how she has risen to a key leadership position, keeping work, family, and fun in balance.

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20 июля, 04:49

ADB Women Balancing Professional and Personal Lives: Edna Diez

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Meet Edna Diez, Human Resources Director and single mom. Edna, like many other women at the Asian Development Bank, balance fulfilling professional and personal lives as they contribute to the bank’s development mission.

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13 июля, 06:55

Karnataka Town Works with Private Sector to Become First in India with 24/7 Water

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Ilkal in the southern Indian state of Karnataka is the first town in the country to receive clean water 24/7 over its entire territory thanks to an innovative water supply project involving the private sector. The town is famous for its handloom saree weaving industry. But in the past, artisans were forced to spend more time fetching water from wells and rivers than weaving fabric for the renowned garments. Today, water is available around the clock and weavers are free to do their work, putting new life into an ancient trade.

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12 июля, 12:32

New Rice Variety Helps Lift Thai Farmers out of Poverty

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A new variety of rice is now helping smallholder farmers in North Thailand out of poverty, while also improving their diet. Siam Organic Co., Ltd., which introduced Jasberry rice, a non-GMO, organic rice variety in the region, adopted an inclusive business model to help farmers increase harvest yields and earn more. Siam Organic was a finalist in the first ASEAN Inclusive Business Awards, which was held in 2017. The Asian Development Bank, through its Inclusive Business Support Project, is helping governments and the private sector put in place policies, programs, and incentives for inclusive businesses across Asia and the Pacific.

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10 июля, 07:02

Access to Water Improves Lives in Asia’s Youngest Country

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Timor-Leste plans to provide universal access to clean water by 2030. The Asian Development Bank is supporting the plan, focusing on improving water supply in Dili and the municipal capitals. In the municipal capitals, more than 30,000 people in 4,400 households now have reliable water supply thanks to ADB support.

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29 июня, 06:52

Linking Palau to the Global Broadband Internet

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Palau relied entirely on satellite links for internet connectivity. But its high cost and limited bandwidth restricted internet penetration in the country. In 2015, the Asian Development Bank and the Government of Palau joined forces to develop a fiber optic cable system linking the Pacific island nation to an internet cable hub in Guam. The partnership aimed to deliver affordable, accessible and faster internet in Palau. Officially commissioned in 2017, the $25 million North Pacific Regional Connectivity Investment Project is now helping the island nation improve its delivery of government, health, and education services to its people.

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27 июня, 07:04

A Growing Coffee Partnership for Timor-Leste

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Agribusiness company Olam International is introducing an inclusive business approach to coffee farming in Timor-Leste, as farmers are supported to achieve an end-to-end sustainable supply chain. Olam International was one of the finalists of the first ASEAN Inclusive Business Awards, which was held in 2017. The Asian Development Bank, through its Inclusive Business Support Project, is helping governments and the private sector put in place policies, programs, and incentives for inclusive businesses across Asia and the Pacific.