Social development and poverty
An estimated 155.2 million people in developing Asia–Pacific lived in extreme poverty as of last year, 67.8 million greater than it would have been without the pandemic and the increased cost-of-living crisis
Highlights: Southeast Asia Development Symposium 2022: Sustainable Solutions for Southeast Asia’s RecoveryThis publication recaps proceedings during ADB's Southeast Asia Development Symposium 2022. It highlights the solutions that address challenges from the pandemic.
Tags: ASEAN, Information and communications technology, Sustainable Development Goals, Tourism, Social development and poverty, Health, Climate change and disaster risk management, Environment, Urban development, COVID-19
Monetary policy tightening by central banks globally and in the region, the protracted Russian invasion of Ukraine, and recurring lockdowns in the People’s Republic of China are slowing down developing Asia’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report examines the current and potential role of digital technology in fostering the inclusion and economic empowerment of people with disabilities in Southeast Asia.
This annual flagship report from ADB provides key economic, financial, social, and environmental data as well as select indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Understanding the experiences of users fills in gaps in implementing an app that records and reports on community nutritional status.
Tapping and steering the widest possible range of sources of finance is key, including through SDG-focused domestic resource mobilization, capital market engagement, and private sector partnerships.
While there is no playbook on how to restart the travel engine, there are opportunities to streamline measures while respecting practical risk mitigation considerations, PATA CEO Liz Ortiguera says in a blog post.
This report looks at the growth outlook of ASEAN+3 economies in the wake of COVID-19 and examines policy actions to safeguard an inclusive and sustainable recovery.
This report proposes reforms in five key sectors to support the region's COVID-19 economic recovery and drive sustainable, broad-based growth.