Centers of excellence may be used as a policy tool to help supply highly skilled individuals for key sectors of the economy. Photo credit: ADB.

Establishing world-class training centers can be a fast and cost-effective way for countries and industries to create much-needed specialists.

Subsistence rice farming is the most common livelihood in the rural communities covered by a climate risk financing study in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Photo credit: ADB.

A Greater Mekong Subregion study looks at a combination of risk retention, risk sharing, and risk transfer mechanisms in strengthening disaster resilience in rural areas.

Despite significant challenges, the Solomon Islands has made significant progress in developing its private sector.  Photo credit: ADB.

Solomon Islands has overcome significant challenges to private sector development by implementing policies that create jobs and livelihoods through private enterprise.

Distributed ledger technology could revolutionize Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures, which are used by banks to obtain information on their clients. Photo credit: ADB.

By allowing the shared control of data, distributed ledgers can enable innovations that support financial inclusion.

Engineers learn how to install solar panels at PEKA SINERGI in Indonesia. Photo credit: PEKA SINERGI

Cross-sectoral collaboration is essential to tackle the demand for new skill sets in the future.

Blue boats transporting tourists going to Phong Nha, Viet Nam. The wharf was funded by ADB’s Greater Mekong Subregion Sustainable Tourism Development Project, giving local people more work opportunities. Photo Credit: ADB.

Increasingly, businesses in Asia are looking for innovative solutions to environment and climate change challenges, while pursuing their corporate goals.

The Internet of Things covers a wide range of digital technologies that can help cities harness real-time data to efficiently manage complex urban systems, including water, energy, waste, and transportation. Photo: ADB.

Internet-connected “smart” devices can help transform fast-developing cities in Asia and the Pacific into safe and sustainable urban centers.

Learning activities must incorporate design thinking, solution making, and problem solving tasks, leveraging emerging computing resources, including artificial intelligence. Photo credit: ADB.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing, as well as challenging, the way people learn.



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