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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.
An integrated approach to sustainable and inclusive development helps an oasis city in the People’s Republic of China overcome environmental challenges.
Experience from two projects shows digital tools for database management help ensure a fair and transparent process and efficient resource allocation.
Energy master planning is key to preparing bankable projects that improve municipal heating, lower costs, and help achieve environmental goals.
A series of reviews or "gateway" assessments by an independent agency helps ensure proper preparation and implementation of infrastructure projects.
A project in Chaonan district in the People’s Republic China shows how to improve services in rural areas and small towns with scarce water resources.
In Samoa, eDNA survey techniques were used to assess the potential effects of a proposed dam on freshwater ecosystems.
A smart, distributed district energy system uses multiple clean energy sources and real-time demand response technology to cut emissions and save energy.
The experience of a water utility in Manila shows that dividing a large network into smaller zones improves leak detection and distribution efficiency.
A project in Mongolia mobilized ger youth to take an active role in community development.
A toolkit from the Asian Development Bank provides a step-by-step guide on how to create and implement a national emissions trading system.