Asia-Pacific

News

21 Sep 2017

The partnership will explore efficiency gains and more renewable sources in district energy – a system that heats or cools multiple buildings through underground pipes – and integrated planning.

21 Sep 2017

"We all agree that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are on the frontline of sea-level rise and the consequences of a warming climate.  Climate change adaptation is an existential issue for many of these countries and critical to the achievement of resilient development. "

21 Sep 2017

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Pakistan today signed a $335 million loan to help develop a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system in Peshawar, the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The project will improve public transport of the city through a state of the art integrated BRT system.

Multimedia

26 Jun 2017

A fast-growing solar power industry in India's Rajasthan will soon be transmitting up to 8,000 megawatts of renewable energy to the national grid. 

Studies & Presentations

03 Aug 2017

Recent regional climate change projections have consequences for human systems, particularly for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

16 Nov 2016

Given a poverty line, a person who is non-poor (poor) currently may not be treated as non-poor (poor) in a vulnerable situation. The poverty line is adjusted in the presence of vulnerability such that the utility of a person at the current poverty line and that at the adjusted poverty line become identical. Using an additive model of vulnerability, it is shown that if the utility function obeys constant Arrow-Pratt absolute risk aversion, then the harmonized poverty line is a simple absolute augmentation of the current poverty line.