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AsianDevelopmentBank


ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient and sustainable Asia & the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty.

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There is growing evidence that #genderequality  in management and leadership results in higher productivity, more diverse decision-making, and better and more sustainable results, writes ADB VP Ingrid van Wees

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Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) on Technology Innovation Challenge (Energy) is now open! Three grants will be awarded to innovative technology solutions. The selected proposal will receive a maximum of US$500,000 grant. For more info, visit

“Having a steady electricity supply means the world to us. People can work longer, faster, more efficiently and can eventually plan for the long term. We want to do more.” - Chenta Tharu, E-rickshaw driver in Nepal#energysecurity 

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WATCH: A personal exploration by ADB's @captaingra  of commuter woes in #Dhaka , #Bangladesh , which has among the world’s worst traffic, and what can be done to ease the situation.

#DYK : Lanzhou City in China has the world's firs #BusRapidTransit  with a split station design allowing buses in the same direction to stop on both sides of the platform, easing travel time. Read more: via @DevelopmentAsia  #BRT  #sustainabletransport 

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Cleaning the world’s oceans and keeping them clean is a gargantuan task that will involve far-reaching projects backed by innovative forms of financing #BlueEconomy  #bluefinance 

WATCH: With the use of mobile technology in the Philippines, the reach is tremendous in rural areas and is the beginning of the journey to economic empowerment to many who have never had access to banking facilities before. #financialinclusion 

Career breaks to care for family hold back not only a woman’s rise in the corporate ladder but also affect her retirement savings via @DevelopmentAsia  #unpaidcarework  #genderequality 

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WATCH: Through the ‘Made in Mon’ branding of local handicraft, women and the poor in Southeastern#Myanmar  are getting gainful #employmentopportunities . @ADB_Myanmar 

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Developing Asia needs to invest $1.7T/yr in infra until 2030 to maintain growth momentum. Follow ADB to learn more

2016 was bleak for #globalhealth , but there were some positive developments via @ecobusinesscom 

Highlights of major successes – new diagnostic tools, vaccines & more – achieved in 2016 via @ProSyn  #globalhealth 

#DidYouknow : The Pacific Island nations o #Kiribati  #Samoa  #Tonga  are the first places to welcome the New Year. #HappyNewYear 

#Myanmar’s booming economy is expected to grow 8.4% in 2016 #emergingeconomy 

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DYK: Costs of mitigating climate change in Asia and Pacific estimated at $200 billion per year. Follow ADB to find out more

ADB extending $2 million aid to fight money laundering and financing of terrorism - follow ADB to find out more

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