Navigating the Gender Wage Gap in Today’s Modern World

Ensuring pay structures are more transparent, correcting gender biases, and promoting the benefits of a diversified workplace can help bridge the gap.

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Experts Talk Solutions: Bambang Susantono

Podcast host Sothea Ros speaks to Bambang Susantono, chairman of the Nusantara National Capital Authority, on Indonesia's plans for its new capital in East Kalimantan.

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How to Make Solar PV Projects Bankable in Frontier Markets

A solar power project in the city of Bavet has paved the way for private solar energy developers in Cambodia by creating a template for bankable projects. 

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SUSTOUR Laos Project Takes Center Stage in Promoting the Country as a Green Destination

Under the EU-backed project, MSMEs in the tourism sector embrace sustainable production and consumption practices to help promote the country as a green destination.

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Startups Make
Net-Zero Homes
for Low-Income
Filipinos Possible

Using circularity strategies, they develop sustainable materials that substitute for traditional cement, concrete, and steel that require huge amounts of energy to produce.

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Building a Sustainable Digital Economy in Southeast Asia

This entails collaboration among digital economy companies, stakeholders, and regulators on market, technological, and institutional development.

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Carbon Pricing: Closing the Loophole in ASEAN's Climate Commitment

Carbon pricing reveals the true costs of fossil fuels, making it an effective tool to help communities choose low-carbon products and advance governments' net-zero goals.

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Indonesia
Can Lead the Way
on Ocean-Based
Climate Action

Protecting and strengthening blue carbon ecosystems, developing offshore renewable energy, and decarbonizing domestic shipping all have potential to significantly reduce emissions.

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Solutions

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This entails collaboration among digital economy companies, stakeholders, and regulators on market, technological, and institutional development.

A man walks his dog on the beach with wind turbines in the background.

Protecting and strengthening blue carbon ecosystems, developing offshore renewable energy, and decarbonizing domestic shipping all have potential to significantly reduce emissions.

A Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang.

Using smart solutions, an ADB-backed project is helping future-proof the city to preserve its rich history and culture, while catering to the needs of residents and visitors.

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Experts Talk Solutions

Insights and analyses on solutions, ideas, and best practices to help Southeast Asian economies become more prosperous, knowledge-based, and sustainable.

Experts Talk Solutions

SEADS 2023 Highlights

Hubs

Southeast Asia Green Finance Hub
Southeast Asia Green Finance Hub

The Green Finance Hub provides crosscutting support to ADB’s developing member countries in Southeast Asia to accelerate green investments and advance innovative financing solutions in response to the region's climate, energy, and financing needs.

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.

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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

Preparing the Workforce for the Low-Carbon Economy: A Closer Look at Green Jobs and Green Skills

This brief explores the occupations and skills likely to be needed for green jobs in Asia and the Pacific.

Accelerating AI in ASEAN: Addressing Disparities, Challenges, and Regional Policy Imperatives cover.

The paper discusses the significance of AI, the challenges of deploying AI in Southeast Asia, and the need for ASEAN-centric policies.

Strengthening Foundations to Unlock Green Finance in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic cover.

This brief sets out ways Lao PDR can offset the financial impacts of climate change and start improving its creditworthiness to unlock green growth.

Webinar Recordings

Empowering People with Disabilities through Technology video preview.

This webinar discussed the breakthroughs in technology that foster inclusivity and participation and highlighted the role of artificial intelligence and assistive technologies in dismantling barriers to accessibility.

Digital Skilling

This webinar explored the importance of digital skilling for organizations and workers in the Asia–Pacific, and the types of digital skills that would allow workers to increase their economic value, and organizations to innovate.

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This webinar examined the value of life-course immunization, especially for older people in Southeast Asia. It also looked at solutions to improve uptake of adult vaccination.

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.