Asia-Pacific

09 Feb 2016

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the governments of Thailand and Japan today launched two projects which will help Thailand strengthen community-based disaster risk management, and support efforts to enhance financial inclusion in low income communities.

01 Feb 2016

This report summarizes outcomes of collaboration between ADB and implementing agencies of Bhutan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Philippines, and Viet Nam to address gaps in the production of agricultural and rural statistics.

25 Jan 2016

Pakistan should raise its forest cover from 5 per cent to 25 per cent to meet its economic, employment and green environment needs because forest is the source of economic support, employment, oxygen generation, livestock grazing, furniture products, boats, household oven fire, hotel fuel in cities and town, sports goods, and construction industry, according to a new research conducted by Preston Institute of Management Science and Technology’s (PIMSAT) MBA final year students which was released to PPI on Sunday.

21 Jan 2016

Hydropower from dams has brought electricity — and development — to far-flung places around the world. But dams have a dark side, upending water supplies and species where they have been built.

19 Jan 2016

The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a US$ 178.50 million credit for the Neeranchal National Watershed Project to improve watershed management in rural rain fed areas. The project builds on a longstanding partnership between the World Bank and Government of India around watershed management.