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

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.

Working lands programs for eco-compensation can improve rural livelihoods, improve food quality and safety, maintain beautiful agricultural landscapes, and prevent social and cultural disruption. Photo credit: Xaykhame Manilasit/ADB

Well-designed and participatory eco-compensation schemes with proper technical assistance can help small farmers in some of the poorest and most ecologically sensitive areas in the People’s Republic of China.

A student examines a printed circuit board at a polytechnic in Indonesia. Photo credit: ADB.

Advances in technology are making more jobs obsolete, which means workers need skills to adapt quickly to changes in the workplace.

Armenia has been a leader in Central Asia in making the transition to a modern, prosperous economy. Photo credit: ADB.

Armenia’s leaders put in place prudent fiscal and monetary policies that resulted in strong economic growth.

One of the challenges faced by the global community is how to cover the loss and damage from climate change that cannot be prevented by mitigation and adaptation efforts. Photo credit: ADB.

The lack of a dedicated financial mechanism to address climate-related loss and damage underscores the need for innovative ways to address this funding gap.

Members of the community covered by payment for ecosystem services schemes such as the Bolsa Floresta program are given training in sustainable agricultural techniques to discourage environmentally damaging activities. Photo credit: ADB.

Brazil’s Bolsa Floresta encourages beneficiary communities to engage in productive economic activities that do not increase deforestation.

To reach development goals, focus on helping women and girls. Photo credit: ADB.

Leveling the playing field for women opens opportunities for countries to increase development gains.



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