Featured: Distance Learning

Students can learn at home while schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo credit: ADB.

Government can partner with telcos and educators and use multiple channels of existing infrastructure to reach as many children as possible.

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) can reach a wide audience as it requires only a computer with an internet connection. Image credit: Rodel Valenzuela/ADB.

Tapping the potential of MOOCs in training statisticians on tablet-based data collection yields promising results.

Countries are currently working on adjusting their education and training systems to cope with the effects of COVID-19.  Photo credit: European Training Foundation.

The pandemic is having a profound impact on how learning is delivered and how it unfolds for millions of learners all over the world.


SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Children participate in a traffic safety campaign held in Gunsan City in the Republic of Korea. Photo credit: The Korea Transport Institute.

The Republic of Korea improved road safety for children through strict implementation of policies related to engineering, education, and enforcement.

Small and medium-sized cities in developing economies have the highest potential for avoiding the mistakes that keep many megacities trapped in traffic gridlock and air pollution. Photo credit: ADB.

Secondary cities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have an opportunity to avoid gridlocked growth patterns and to integrate sustainable energy and transport solutions.

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