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恭喜發財! 🧧🎉🐭 Revelers in the world’s oldest Chinatown ring in the Year of the Rat with fireworks and dragon dances to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Manila’s Binondo District. 🐉 🎆 This festival typically celebrated in China and other Asian countries. 📸: Ruel Gatchalian

Pandemics, of which some of the deadliest have originated in Asia and the Pacific, have to start somewhere. Detecting & treating disease near the source and early on can swiftly curtail the potential spread and growth of human suffering and economic loss.

After a disappointing 2019 United Nations#ClimateChange  Conference, there is a need to restore confidence that the intergovernmental process can deliver on mitigation, adaptation, and finance.

BLOG: Investments in universal health coverage are investments in economic growth.

Effective food safety and quality management systems are key to safeguarding the health and well-being of people. via @DevelopmentAsia 

Blog: In the southern Philippines, a culture-based senior high school program is serving the Tboli community with an innovative approach to education by ADB's Lynette Perez

The region's cities may fail to fulfill their potential as engines of growth and job creation due to underinvestment in urban infrastructure, a lack of affordable housing, and unsynchronized spatial and economic planning. What are policymakers to do?

In Sri Lanka, it is rare for girls to pursue a vocational or technical education. It’s time to stem the tide of women’s under-employment. #STEM  #TVET 

Developing Asia accounted for almost 55% of the 60,000 disaster fatalities worldwide between 2000 and 2018 and damage to physical assets cost the region at least $644 billion.

Going cashless has become popular in recent years. However, the demand for cash has been rising in many countries. Read on to learn why:


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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