In Luang Prabang, Creating a Future Where the Past Thrives

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.


A Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang.

ADB SEADS Improving Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities

SEADS now features tools that help address the needs of the motor impaired, blind, color blind, and visually impaired, as well as those with dyslexia, ADHD, cognitive and learning disabilities, seizure, and other epileptic issues.


Experts Talk Solutions Episode 2: Juan Magdaraog

Podcast host Sothea Ros speaks to Juan Magdaraog, SEADS website lead, on his journey as a person with a disability and how technology has improved his life.


How to Elevate the Security of Central Bank Digital Currency

Cybersecurity controls and encryption protocols can secure central bank digital currency transactions for faster, transparent movement of money across borders.



How Universities
Can Spearhead
the Net-Zero Revolution

Universities can demonstrate crucial leadership in the global race toward net zero as well as serve as living labs that can test solutions at scale. They also have engaged staff and students who are dedicated to combating climate change.



Students chatting on the steps of a university building.

Inclusion for All: Why People with Disability Matter for the ASEAN Digital Economy

Accounting for about 15% of the world’s population, people with disability matter for both societal and economic development. 



A visually impaired woman with her guide crossing the street.

Can Southeast Asian Countries Sustainably Continue Their LNG Development?

Investing in downstream LNG infrastructure is not a step back from the region's ambitious climate objectives as long as governments continue adopting clean energy technologies


An LNG tanker docked at a loading facility.


Podcast: Experts Talk Solutions

Empowering Southeast Asia to Mobilize Private Capital for Green Investments

In this inaugural podcast series, Sean Kidney, chief executive officer and co-founder of Climate Bonds Initiative, discusses how Southeast Asian countries can mobilize private funds to meet their net-zero goals. 


Banner of interview series with Sean Kidney.



Four Ways to Rev Up the Electric Vehicle Play

Shifting to a fast-charging network entails bringing down the cost of installation, improving EV infrastructure, making chargers more affordable, and standardizing charging systems.


A family watches as their electric car is charging.

Latest News


A family charging their electric vehicle.

Shifting to a fast-charging network entails bringing down the cost of installation, improving EV infrastructure, making chargers more affordable, and standardizing charging systems.

A woman poses for a photo while working on a computer.

Two landmark laws enacted in 2019 defined national policy to foster the growth of startups, in turn, spurring the development of the ecosystem.

A girl walking past a wind farm.

Southeast Asia takes the next step toward Paris climate goals with the release of Version 2 of the ASEAN Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance.


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


INO Gj Sumatra
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.


Asian Development Outlook (ADO) September 2023 cover.

This report from ADB provides an economic forecast for developing countries in the Asia–Pacific for 2023 and 2024.

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2023 cover.

This publication provides updated statistics on a comprehensive set of economic, financial, social, and environmental measures as well as select indicators for the SDGs.

Asia’s Transition to Net Zero: Opportunities and Challenges in Agriculture

This report reviews tools and technologies to alter emissions pathways in Asia and discusses the challenges in shifting to net-zero agriculture.

Webinar Recordings

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.

Life-course immunization event banner.

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.

Empowering SMEs for Urban Resilience

This webinar explored the transformative roles of SMEs and the need for closer collaboration between public sectors, especially local governments, and SMEs.

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

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

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

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