Inland waterway transport is a low-cost, environmentally friendly way of transporting people and goods. Countries in the Asia and the Pacific region have yet to realize its full potential. Photo: ADB.

Transporting passengers and cargo over navigable rivers and canals reduces road and rail congestion, road crashes, pollution, emissions, and energy consumption.

Information and communication technology is no longer an add-on. It is essential for education.

For best results, train the teachers, involve private companies, and share best practices with other school systems.

Skyscrapers dominate the skyline in Shanghai, a commercial and financial hub in the People’s Republic of China. Photo: ADB.

Regional financial cooperation has strengthened Asian economies and made them more resilient, but attention toward this important work has waned in recent years.

One of the options considered by the municipal governments was to convert combustible components of solid waste to energy in the form of refuse derived fuel. Photo credit: ADB.

How to improve public health and environmental sustainability by facing the challenges of managing solid waste in Asia

Good governance practices can improve the beneficiary selection and targeting of social assistance programs. Photo. ADB.

To build a well-coordinated government assistance program, focus on communication and outreach, targeting, service delivery, and evaluation.

Schools need to prepare students for a technology-driven world. Photo: ADB.

A school consortium in Australia partners with industry to create a high-tech learning lab where students get the latest in technology and career opportunities.

Women's empowerment is a complex process that requires integrated and innovative solutions. Photo credit: ADB.

A package of economic, social, legal, and institutional measures helps provide equal opportunity to minority and low-caste women in Nepal.

Banks and other financial institutions are turning to technology to meet increasingly stringent and costly compliance requirements. Photo: ADB.

Through digitization and automation of routine compliance obligations, RegTech is helping improve efficiency, reporting accuracy, and transparency in the financial sector.


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