The participation of community members and road users in selecting essential roads for rehabilitation create a sense of ownership. Photo credit: Abir Abdullah/ADB.

Involving residents from rural communities is key to improve access to markets and commercial areas.

Conditional social transfers can help inform the social potential of payment for ecosystem services.  Photo credit: Veejay Villafranca/ADB.

Combining market-based instruments, such as payments for ecosystem services and conditional social transfers, alleviate poverty while conserving ecosystems.

One program in Thailand helps improve housing standards in poor urban areas by providing financial assistance and partnering with NGOs and communities. Photo credit: ADB.

In Thailand, subsidies, housing grants, educational programs and the leveraging of economies of scale are being used to benefit poor urban dwellers.

Increasingly, developing countries are looking to technology to increase the effectiveness of their education systems. Photo credits: ADB

Nepal is transforming its education system using information and communications technology.

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.

An economy is considered “aging” once the share of its senior population hits 7%. Photo credit: ADB.

Asia can gain from the longevity dividend by tapping emerging technologies to promote an age-friendly workplace.

In the Republic of Korea, the government has formulated comprehensive measures to address household debt risks. Photo credit: Korea Institute of Finance.

The Korean government has employed comprehensive policy measures to manage household debt risks.

The success of the Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project depends on the active participation of communities and other stakeholders in conserving and managing basin water resources. Photo credit: ADB.

This is a case study on how to raise awareness and build community ownership among diverse stakeholders for a project to save Nepal’s Bagmati River.

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.



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