Industrial and service sectors in South Asian and African cities have not grown enough to meet the demand, and won't absorb the millions of new job seekers wanting to escape grinding poverty and hunger in their rural homes, says a report.
Amy Leung –
On World Food Day, ADB's Amy Leung spotlights on the food security-migration nexus, and where investments should flow to fight hunger and prevent the mass exodus of rural populations to urban areas.
Rachel Kyte –
Billions of people primarily in Asia and Africa lack access to energy and clean cooking. It's shocking that countries are only putting a trickle of financing for energy access in these regions, says Sustainable Energy for All's Rachel Kyte.
Climate adaptation funds are not meant to be used for development projects. But how do you disentangle adaptation from development? ADB's Nathan Rives suggests two ways this can be done, and why it matters.
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 ...