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.

Helping young people to make decisions about work and learning can improve their ability to obtain employment, contribute to the economy, and get higher wages.

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.

Here’s how using credit enhancements and working with commercial banks can increase access to finance for micro and small businesses.

More people have a mobile phone than a bank account. Photo credit: ADB.

Digital technology is key to increasing financial inclusion, but it comes with new challenges and risks.

In the People's Republic of China, Yichang city is building a sustainable urban transport system with a bus rapid transit corridor as its backbone.

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.

School kids access a smartphone while waiting for class to start. Photo credit: ADB

A Finnish startup is giving everyone everywhere access to mobile learning tools to close the education gap caused by technology.



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