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Asian Development Bank (ADB)
The Asian Development Bank is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.
Drones, remote sensing, and other tech-driven solutions make biodiversity monitoring and impact assessment for development projects easier and less costly.
The technology credit rating system was integrated into loan application evaluations of technologically innovative SMEs.
Outcome-based budgeting is a comprehensive approach that considers the inputs, outputs, and outcomes to be achieved with public funds.
In the People’s Republic of China, biogas plants supply electricity to livestock farms using their wastes and produce organic fertilizer for eco-farming.
Performance-based funding improved urban governance and quality of infrastructure and services, and promoted women’s empowerment.
Governments work together to develop viable projects and financing to protect and preserve the wetlands along the East Asian–Australasian Flyway.
A technical assistance project helped identify and prepare projects and reforms with regional impact.
A prototype online platform was created based on a new method for analyzing the quality of secondary education.
In climate-vulnerable communities in Fiji and Mongolia, capacity-building activities support women’s participation in the green economy.
Mobile apps enable farmers, including women smallholders, to modernize and diversify their production and transact with suppliers and buyers directly.