• 1 No Poverty
  • 2 Zero Hunger
  • 3 Good Health and Well-Being
  • 4 Quality Education
  • 5 Gender Equality
  • 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 9 Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
  • 10 Reduced Inequalities
  • 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13 Climate Action
  • 14 Life Below Water
  • 15 Life on Land
  • 16 Peace Justice and Strong Institutions
  • 17 Partnership for the Goals

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Could your school run on renewables? Here’s one that does.
Education is a fundamental necessity for economic development, but resources are not always available to maintain school operations. The Green School Bali is leading the way in showing how sustainable technologies can make education more accessible.
How to drastically simplify land lease contracts. Fiji tests the tech.
How much does a piece of land in Fiji cost to lease? Or buy? As it turns out the answer depends on who you ask, and when. But that's all about to change.
Can cattle drive public transport in Pakistan?
Sustainably powered urban transport.
Could your school run on renewables? Here’s one that does.

Could your school run on renewables? Here’s one that does.

Education is a fundamental necessity for economic development, but resources are not always available to maintain school operations. The Green School Bali is leading the way in showing how sustainable technologies can make education more accessible.

Can impact investments drive financial, as well as social, ROI?

Can impact investments drive financial, as well as social, ROI?

Funds dedicated to so-called "impact investments" have soared in value during the past decade, but the industry is still a minnow in the financial world. For now.

Why is Southeast Asia still the global laggard in renewables?

Why is Southeast Asia still the global laggard in renewables?

The resistance to renewable energy in the Asean region can’t last: The clean energy revolution is poised to steamroll fossil fuels worldwide as the cost of renewables plunges.

How to drastically simplify land lease contracts. Fiji tests the tech.

How to drastically simplify land lease contracts. Fiji tests the tech.

How much does a piece of land in Fiji cost to lease? Or buy? As it turns out the answer depends on who you ask, and when. But that's all about to change.

Could your school run on renewables? Here’s one that does.

Could your school run on renewables? Here’s one that does.

Education is a fundamental necessity for economic development, but resources are not always available to maintain school operations. The Green School Bali is leading the way in showing how sustainable technologies can make education more accessible.

Can impact investments drive financial, as well as social, ROI?

Can impact investments drive financial, as well as social, ROI?

Funds dedicated to so-called "impact investments" have soared in value during the past decade, but the industry is still a minnow in the financial world. For now.

“A beautiful nexus between women’s empowerment and energy access.”

“A beautiful nexus between women’s empowerment and energy access.”

Funds dedicated to so-called "impact investments" have soared in value during the past decade, but the industry is still a minnow in the financial world. For now.

Why is Southeast Asia still the global laggard in renewables?

Why is Southeast Asia still the global laggard in renewables?

The resistance to renewable energy in the Asean region can’t last: The clean energy revolution is poised to steamroll fossil fuels worldwide as the cost of renewables plunges.

How can we end the exclusion of women from financial markets?

How can we end the exclusion of women from financial markets?

Financial markets must not only begin speaking more directly to women, but also give those women a voice — all without sacrificing investor returns.

How to drastically simplify land lease contracts. Fiji tests the tech.

How to drastically simplify land lease contracts. Fiji tests the tech.

How much does a piece of land in Fiji cost to lease? Or buy? As it turns out the answer depends on who you ask, and when. But that's all about to change.

Calling All Innovators: A chance to win up to half a million dollars in funding!

Calling All Innovators: A chance to win up to half a million dollars in funding!

Do you have a proof-of-concept/pilot project that targets Efficient Heating and Cooling, Microgrids or Artificial Intelligence for Energy Demand Management? If so, don't miss this opportunity.

Can cattle drive public transport in Pakistan?

Can cattle drive public transport in Pakistan?

Sustainably powered urban transport.

Vietnam eyes water-saving technology for its rice farms.

Vietnam eyes water-saving technology for its rice farms.

The irrigation method entails draining rice paddies rather than flooding them, lowering water usage and pumping costs and boosting crop yields. But getting farmers to adopt it could be a struggle.

From The Front Lines

BANGLADESH

ADB training workshop for Bangladesh government officials on SPADE, a web-based urban data analysis platform.

KATHMANDU

How the Kathmandu Valley Development Authority is exploring “land pooling” as a model for sustainable urbanisation.

Photo: Amy Faust, ADB Consultant

AFGHANISTAN

Tech For Impact crew on the ground in Afghanistan shooting a story on gender equality.  We were surprised to find out this was the first time any of the villagers had seen a video camera so we had to conduct some impromptu media training to get them all camera ready!

Upcoming Events & Webinars

  • Technology Innovation Challenge (Energy)
    Calling all energy sector innovators in the Asia Pacific: here's your chance to win half a million dollars in startup funding. Do you have a proof-of-concept/pilot project targeting Efficient Heating and Cooling, Microgrids or Artificial Intelligence for Energy Demand Management? If so, don't miss this opportunity.
  • A gathering for social scientists, development practitioners, and policy makers to disucss Demographic Change and Human Capital in Asia.
  • Rural Development and Food Security Forum 2019
    ADB’s Strategy 2030 that is aligned with the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) calls for urgent attention to meeting the challenges of poverty, food insecurity, and rural prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.