ICT empowers farmers by providing them access to knowledge sharing networks and a venue for trading their produce. Photo credit: Gerhard Joren/ADB 2010.

Advances in information and communications technology offer economic opportunities for rural populations and can play a significant role in poverty reduction.

Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape. Photo credit: Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (project consultants).

At-risk municipalities in the Philippines take the green growth path by building climate change-resilient ecotowns.

Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology trains students to support Toyota’s dealer network, providing them with both practical and customer interface skills. Photo credit: Toyota Motor Philippines.

Two Philippine-based technical and vocational education training centers are showing what’s needed to align the skills of workers with the needs of modern automakers.

Local language materials distributed to communities in Myanmar during consultations along the East-West economic corridor. Photo credit: Paul Donowitz.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is implementing a context-sensitive approach in Myanmar to understand the context in which ADB operates, understand the interaction between ADB intervention and the context, and act upon the understanding of this interaction, in order to avoid negative impacts and maximize positive impacts.

Students at the Seoul Digitech High School. The Republic of Korea has been highly successful in using master plans to embed ICT across its education system. Photo credit: ADB.

Long-term planning for the comprehensive integration of ICT in education systems is critical for its success and sustainability.

One of the inclusive businesses covered by the study is Hippocampus Learning Centres, a low-cost pre-school education provider in rural areas in India. It employs only local women and trains them to become teachers and later as school managers. Photo credit: ADB.

While many inclusive businesses support the concept of gender-inclusivity, much more can be done to ensure that women’s economic empowerment is promoted in the workplace.

When the ADB was putting together a community-based project to improve Nepal’s water supply, 30% of Nepal’s population of 23.2 million had no access to basic water and sanitation services despite the country accounting for over 2% of the world's water resources. Photo credit: ADB.

Community involvement in planning, operation, and maintenance has been key to the successful provision of water and sanitation services for more than 700,000 people living in remote and poor regions in Nepal.

The Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) in the Republic of Korea has evolved into a largely self-funded operation with numerous TV channels, websites, and learning applications for mobile devices. Photo credit: EBS.

The Korea Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) has helped reduce inequality and costs in education in the Republic of Korea over the past 40 years.

 

 

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