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ADB Southeast Asia Development Symposium 2023: Imagining a Net Zero ASEAN

This annual flagship event from ADB will examine how countries in the region can harness new green, innovative, and cost-effective approaches to support decarbonization in a wide range of sectors while revitalizing economies.

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Indonesia's Women Entrepreneurs: Her Barriers Are More Systemic Than
You Think

Women entrepreneurs face a range of constraints in growing their businesses, including limited access to capital, advice, and training opportunities, as well as support networks for business-related resources.

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Safer Trains: Reporting
Gender-Based Violence in Public Transport in the Philippines

Grievance redress mechanisms ​​​are essential for quick response to stakeholder feedback—and to make public transport equitable and safer. 

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Building a Climate Resilient Asia: What Is Most Needed?

Ensuring cities are livable, adopting nature-based solutions, adopting sustainable transport, and shifting to hydrogen power among initiatives seen to bolster fight against climate change.

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MSMEs Critical for a Greener Future in Southeast Asia

MSMEs are the first and last mile of the economy. As such, more concerted support for MSMEs to chart a greener way forward is needed, from governments, platform companies, and new digital solutions providers.

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A woman with carrying a hand-cranked sewing machine walks through a traditional market in Indonesia.

Five Ways to Fund the Philippines’ Fight against Climate Change

Financing climate action was a key topic at the COP27 climate change conference in Sharm El-Sheikh. For the Philippines, on the front lines of the global climate emergency, it is a make-or-break question.

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$3 Million in Seed Funding at Stake in Search for Innovative Solutions to Fight Climate Change

Grant size ranges from $100,000 to $250,000; deadline ends 31 January 2023.

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Solutions

Vehicles passing through a busy road in the Philippines.

Grievance redress mechanisms ​​​are essential for quick response to stakeholder feedback—and to make public transport equitable and safer.

Two men doing maintenance work on a wind turbine in Thailand.

Intellectual property and other intangible assets needed to help Southeast Asia meet net zero goals.

A model of a net zero building.

Given that buildings and the wider built environment contribute more than a third of the total greenhouse gas emissions emitted continuously into the Earth’s atmosphere, action is urgently needed to decarbonize the property sector.

Spotlight

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ASEAN Policy Network

Amid increasing demand for knowledge from developing member countries (DMCs) in Southeast Asia, ADB's ASEAN Policy Network facilitates knowledge sharing and collaboration within and between its operational and central knowledge departments and seeks to build relationships with academes, think tanks, research institutions, and other partners.

Climbers on Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia.
Southeast Asia Sustainable Tourism Hub

With Southeast Asia’s tourism industry still reeling from the impact of COVID-19, ADB is increasing its support for investments, capacity development, and knowledge to accelerate an inclusive and sustainable recovery.

Publications

Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022 Supplement: Global Gloom Dims Asian Prospects cover photo.

This report from ADB provides updated economic projections, revising growth forecasts for developing Asia down slightly from 4.3% to 4.2% in 2022 and from 4.9% to 4.6% in 2023.

Leveraging Benefits of Regional Economic Integration: The Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Greater Mekong Subregion cover photo.

This report shows how the Lao PDR can leverage its regional position to boost trade, increase agriculture, and harness the power of its cities to promote inclusive and equitable growth.

Digital Jobs and Digital Skills: A Shifting Landscape in Asia and the Pacific cover photo.

This report examines how employers in Asia and the Pacific now want new hires to have higher digital skills, like digital design, data analytics, data science, machine learning, and programming.

Webinar Recordings

Changing Workforce in the Post-COVID-19 World event banner.

This webinar examined the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the emerging trends in Southeast Asia's labor markets, particularly for women and the youth, and what needs to be done to ensure a resilient and inclusive workforce in a post-COVID-19 world.

Asean-economic-outlook-building-strategies-resilient-and-sustainable-recovery event banner.

This webinar discussed the implications of competing short-, medium-, and long-term challenges on the region’s prospect for building a resilient and sustainable recovery. It also explored policy instruments that could be used to address such challenges.

Building Blocks for a Cloud-First Environment event banner.

This webinar focused on enhancing collective understanding about the cloud, its benefits, and the policy best practices for building a cloud-first environment.

Featured Events

What is SEADS?

The Southeast Asia Development Solutions—SEADS—is a knowledge and innovation platform under the Asian Development Bank. In tandem with its partner program, the Southeast Asia Development Symposium,  SEADS aims to help crystallize thinking on relevant and critical issues in the region, and support countries in becoming prosperous, knowledge-based, and sustainable.

Sowing SEADS of Growth

INNOVATIONS
Discover the latest cutting-edge breakthroughs that can help countries tackle pressing challenges.

SOLUTIONS
Hear from leading minds and trailblazers from industry, technology, the public sector, and academia.

CONNECTIONS
Interact with problem-solvers and next-generation thinkers from Southeast Asia and beyond.