Asian Development Bank

Latest Features from the Asian Development Bank
  1. About two billion individuals under 30 are living in Asia and the Pacific. A report by ADB and Plan International UK provides information on the youth's contributions to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 
  2. ADB marked the publication of the Japanese version of "Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific: 50 Years of the Asian Development Bank" with a seminar on 13 February 2019 in Tokyo.
  3. Asia and the Pacific has more than 50% of the world’s youth population. ADB works with its development partners to harness the value of young people in the region.
  4. A fleet of 17 new high-tech, low-emission buses is taking to the roads in busy Kathmandu, helping cut congestion and pollution in Nepal's capital city.
  5. ADB helped launch Timor-Leste’s first locally-owned commercial bank that provides loans to individuals and businesses. The National Commercial Bank of Timor-Leste (NCBTL), now has branches in towns and rural areas.
  6. The recent disasters that affected Indonesia and Nepal serve as a call to risk-prone countries throughout Asia and the Pacific to build and vigilantly maintain resilience to catastrophes.
  7. The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has proposed to demonstrate the operational feasibility of a solar-powered septic tank as an alternative and sustainable sanitation option for communities. The increased temperature inside the septic tank will inactivate pathogens and reduce the environmental issues related to conventional fecal sludge management. In turn, this will improve the water quality of groundwater and surface water and minimize health risks.
  8. ADB has introduced changes to its procurement framework. Know the major changes and their impact on procurement outcomes.
  9. A reformed school curriculum extending the pre-university education from 10 to 12 years, known as K to 12, is helping Filipino students find jobs.
  10. ADB's new country partnership strategy for Fiji includes promoting private sector investment, broadening access to economic and social services, and building resilience, says ADB's Masayuki Tachiiri.
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