Contingency finance helps ensure that funds are available for immediate disaster response and recovery efforts, such as relief operations and emergency road repairs. Photo credit: ADB.

Contingency finance is a risk retention approach for addressing loss and damage associated with climate change impacts.

Combining workplace training with classroom-based learning reduces skills mismatch by providing students with practical skills and experiences.

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.

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.

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.

Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape. Photo credit: Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (project consultants).

At-risk municipalities in the Philippines take the green growth path by building climate change-resilient ecotowns.

Target date funds automatically adjust the share and composition of shares and bonds as investors approach retirement age. Photo credit: ADB.

In the Republic of Korea, efforts are underway to adopt one of the most broadly used pension default options.

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.

Improving border roads and customs administration can help landlocked countries integrate into regional and global markets. Photo credit: ADB.

Nepal has made it easier to move goods across borders by updating customs software, constructing a new inland clearance depot, and rehabilitating border access roads.



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