How COVID-19 Cash Grants Reached the Poor in the Philippines

A case study examines how an ambitious program of delivering cash assistance to 18 million households was carried out.

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Will Asia Outshine the West in a Bid for a Sustainable Future?

Across the region, there is evidence of countries prioritizing adaptation measures to boost climate resilience. 

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Sustainable Energy Solution for Agri-Food Processing and Waste Management in Rural Viet Nam

Converting farm wastes into fuel for heating and processing purposes also reduces rural pollution.

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Upcoming Event

DigitalxADB: Driving Digital Development across Asia and the Pacific

11–29 October 2021 l Virtual

ADB's signature digital event, DigitalxADB, will delve into how digital is reshaping its operations, investments, and work.

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SEADS 2021 Highlights

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Opening Keynote: Masatsugu Asakawa, President, ADB

Opening Keynote: Masatsugu Asakawa, President, ADB

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Keynote: Carlos Dominguez, Secretary, Department of Finance, Philippines

Keynote: Carlos Dominguez, Secretary, Department of Finance, Philippines

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Keynote: Jacquelline Fuller, Vice-President, Google and President, Google.org

Keynote: Jacquelline Fuller, Vice-President, Google and President, Google.org

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New Solutions for a Post-COVID-19 World

New Solutions for a Post-COVID-19 World

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Immunization for All: Providing COVID-19 Vaccines across Southeast Asia

Immunization for All: Providing COVID-19 Vaccines across Southeast Asia

COVID-19 Updates

People queueing for a vaccine in Manila.

The inaugural meeting focused on how to increase the supply of COVID-19 vaccines across Asia and the Pacific.

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Far too few deaths in the region are registered with a medically certified cause of death.

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AstraZeneca/Oxford-developed vaccines to reach countries in the coming weeks.

SEADS Webinar

Cloud Computing as a Key Enabler for Tech Start-ups across Asia and the Pacific

New enterprises that produce digital solutions for businesses, public institutions, civil society, and consumers play a vital role in shaping digital economies. One way for governments to help these start-ups is by fostering the adoption and expansion of cloud computing as a foundational technology for the digital economy. 

Solutions

Aeloi staff working with clients

Aeloi Technologies, the winner of ADB’s smart cities datathon, wants to help bridge the $8.1-trillion credit gap facing MSMEs worldwide.

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To successfully move to the cloud, governments need to lay the right policy environment, establish a clear strategy and adoption plan, and ensure experts are in place to help with the implementation.

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Countries urged to come up with a common definition, assess health and safety hotspots, and replicate mechanisms to foster coordination, among others.

Spotlight

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Will Asia Outshine the West in a Bid for a Sustainable Future?

Across the region, there is evidence of countries prioritizing adaptation measures to boost climate resilience. 

Publications

Climate Risk Country Profile: Philippines

This report from ADB and World Bank summarizes the climate risks faced by the Philippines and looks at adaptation priorities.

Sustainable Public Procurement Action Plan for Indian Railways

This report from SWITCH-Asia lays out an action plan to mainstream sustainable public procurement, sustainable building and construction, and water and waste management, in the Indian railways system.

Access to Finance for Sustainable Consumption and Production Practices by Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in India

This brief from SWITCH-Asia examines Indian SMEs' access to finance sustainable consumption and production practices and details recommendations for financial institutions.

Events

October

11 - 29

2021

October

20

2021

October

21

2021

ERIA Webinar

02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Jakarta Time

October

20 - 22

2021

Government of Hunan Province and ADB Forum

09:00 AM - 08:00 PM CST

October

26

2021

ClimateWorks Australia Webinar

04:30 PM - 05:35 PM Sydney Time

December

7 - 9

2021

Habitat for Humanity and SWITH-Asia Programme Hybrid Event

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Bangkok Time

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.