Efficient and stable management of real estate assets helps ensure macroeconomic stability, economic growth, and job creation. Photo credit: ADB.

Significant reforms are needed to improve indirect investment vehicles in real estate in the Republic of Korea.

The Nurek hydropower plant is Tajikistan’s main source of power, producing over 70% of the country’s electricity. Photo credit: ADB.

Tajikistan has overcome the challenges of being a mountainous, landlocked country to make development gains across society.

Bandung in West Java, located just south of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, is one of Southeast Asia’s fast-rising cities. Studies show that the balanced and holistic development of second-tiered cities and towns can help ease the pressure of urbanization on a country’s primary cities. Photo credit: ADB.

Asia's rapid urbanization requires the balanced and holistic development of second-tier cities and towns to release pressure from congested megacities.

The Republic of Korea’s capital city faced and resolved a series of obstacles to constructing a modern public building on a historic site.

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.

The community can play a key role in post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. Photo credit: Higashi Matsushima City.

After a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in 2011, communities in Higashi Matsushima City led recovery efforts and built a smart city.

Amid a looming energy gap resulting from increasing demand for energy, power consumers in the Philippines are burdened with one of the most expensive electricity rates in Asia, if not the world.  Photo credit: ADB 2010.

The formula: installing energy efficient lighting systems in government offices and parks, distributing fluorescent lamps nationwide, and establishing a green labeling system for buildings.

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.

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.

 

 

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