Increased access to technology in schools helps improve learning outcomes and provide students with in-demand technical skills.  Photo: ADB.

Success lies in industry links, technology, skills development, new modes of education delivery, and school-to-work transition programs.

The Lae Port project paid particular attention to land and resettlement issues. About 4,000 people who were affected by the project were relocated and provided with livelihood skills and opportunities. Photo credit: ADB.

Taking a risk-management approach to large-scale projects involves investing in project preparation and attending to stakeholders’ concerns early, such as land and resettlement issues.

Most of the world’s largest megacities of 10 million people or more are in Asia.  Photo: ADB.

Among the lessons: Make inclusive investments in education, sanitation, and health in order to avoid enclaves of rich and poor.

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.

 In Viet Nam, smart cards helping people - including the poor - connect to government services. Photo by Edsel Roman.

Proven solutions include digitizing paperwork, integrating databases, using smart cards and digital payments, and transmitting emergency assistance via mobile phones. 

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

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.



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