Backed by the support of indigenous communities, a small local electricity cooperative in Philippines' Benguet province is going up against a large energy corporation in a battle for rights to develop a hydro power project in the area.
Research that could lead to cows producing more milk and chickens laying better-quality eggs received about US$174 million from Britain's Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Elizabeth Parker –
New research confirms the importance of urban planning in empowering local governments and communities to manage their own recovery after a humanitarian crisis. Elizabeth Parker argues that humanitarian agencies can support the challenging planning process by sharing knowledge, experience, staff, tools and technology.
Jaideep Bansal –
Villages in rural India, Bangladesh and Africa may be racing ahead of cities when it comes to embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution and cutting-edge technology for their energy needs, says Global Himalayan Expedition's Jaideep Bansal.
Solar power is efficient and its cost has declined over the years. With enough money pooled at the village-level and supported by international green financing, communities can become energy secure through solar power generation.
What benefits do Asia's poor and under-served communities stand to gain from digital finance inclusion? How can mobile money services be customised to make people's lives better? ADB's Shigehiro Shinozaki explores.
Ping Manongdo –
Mongolia's punishing winters see temperatures falling to 30 degrees below zero, making home insulation a must-have. Here's how an EU-funded initiative is providing an alternative to imported and unsustainable materials that Mongolians use today.
In a bid to prevent another haze crisis, Indonesian agribusiness firms have developed innovative ways to work with communities to stop burning land. Here's how the fire free village programme is tackling the issue, one village at a time.
The Smart Villages Initiative brings together key players—entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers, villagers, NGOs, financiers, civil society and development organisations, policymakers, and regulators—from the frontline of delivering off-grid energy for development ...
The Asean countries are at very different stages of economic growth. Members include a fully developed city state with nearly full national electricity coverage as well as several agrarian economies ...