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.

Catastrophe bonds allow climate vulnerable countries to raise capital that can be disbursed quickly as soon as pre-defined trigger events, such as a storm surge or an abnormal rise in seawater level, occur. Photo credit: ADB.

A financial instrument to help governments finance disaster relief and post-disaster reconstruction without over-stressing their fiscal budgets

Companies and governments are devising strategies for how to manage the personal information of users of online services.

Rural e-commerce. The three-tier service facility system of rural e-commerce, which includes county, township, and village-level service centers, helps boost sales of local agriculture products and allows villagers to shop online for consumer goods without leaving the village. Photo credit: Libin Wang.

The internet has shown a great advantage in the integration, transformation, and upgrading of the People’s Republic of China’s rural economy, especially in the agriculture industry chain.

Governments need to formulate policies to help families deal with personal debt. Photo credit: KIF

Managing household debt is becoming increasingly difficult for low-income households.

For Turkmenistan, food safety concerns relate to problems in quality management systems for domestic produce as well as for imports. Photo credit: ADB.

Turkmenistan is adopting international food safety standards to safeguard public health and to boost the trade of agro-food products.

PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara, Indonesia's state-owned power company, has invested in energy efficiency projects to improve its power distribution performance. Photo credit: ADB.

More efficient power services that can also reduce emissions have come to Indonesia through collaboration among development partners.

Through a public-private partnership project, Sri Lanka's Colombo Port increased capacity and efficiency to receive larger ships and strengthen its position as a transshipment hub in South Asia. Photo credit: ADB.

Using a landlord port model is one of the effective ways to promote private sector participation in port development and operations.

Increased shareholder activism is likely to affect financial firms with dispersed ownership, particularly those that have institutional investors, such as pension funds, as major shareholders. Photo credit: Korea Institute of Finance.

In the Republic of Korea, the finance sector needs environmental, social, and governance evaluation criteria amid growing shareholder stewardship.

 

 

 

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