Lessons and Urban Development Solutions from the City of Seoul

Seoul has gained much knowledge and experience through trial-and-error that ADB's developing member countries (DMCs) can learn from and build on.

Series: Asia Pacific Public Electronic Procurement Network Conference

9th Conference of the Asia Pacific Public Electronic Procurement Network

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized the 9th Annual Conference of the Asia Pacific Public Electronic Procurement Network (APPeN) last 18–20 October 2023 in Tbilisi, Georgia. This year focused on digital transformation of public procurement for transparency, support of SDGs and economic empowerment. Emerging issues such as the use of artificial intelligence in procurement planning, tender procedures, evaluation, negotiations, and contract management were explored.


Series: Asian Impact: ADB Research in Action

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2023 Launch

At the beginning of 2022, Asia and the world seemed poised for an economic recovery as the COVID-19 pandemic began to recede. Unfortunately, additional shocks unsettled the nascent recovery, hindering the progress that had been underway. Cost of living pressures rose as prices of energy and food spiked in 2022.


10th ADB International Skills Forum: A New Era Digitalized and Climate-Resilient Human and Social Development

ADB organized the10th International Skills Forum, an innovative gathering of Asia-Pacific stakeholders and global experts focused on the transformative power of technology in education. The event explored vital themes like digital transformation, climate change, and interdisciplinary learning to forge innovative, skilled, and sustainable future.


Asia Pacific Anticorruption and Integrity Forum

From 29-31 August, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s Ministry of Finance and Xiamen National Accounting Institute held an Anticorruption and Integrity Forum for PRC enterprises and institutions.

Series: ADB Data Room: Regional Flyway Initiative

Philippines: Wetland Ecosystem Services Workshop

This RFI Ecosystem Services Training Workshop for the Philippines was held at ADB Headquarters in Manila and included a field visit to Balanga Nature and Wetland Park in Bataan Province. The Balanga wetlands are a critical site for migratory birds along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway and crucial to the Province's fisheries, tourism, and other economic sectors.  


Asia Clean Energy Forum 2023

ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m

Biomass project in India signed

On 23 March, the Biomass Energy Project was signed between ADB and SAEL Industries Limited for the construction of five 149-megawatt biomass power plants in the districts of Bikaner, Churu, Hanumangarh, Jhunjhunu, and Sikar in the state of Rajasthan, India. The plants will use agricultural residue as feedstock and should help in the country’s bid for reducing its emissions as well as diversify its energy mix.

Handbook for Economic Analysis of Energy Sector Projects

This handbook provides guidance for the economic analysis of energy sector investment projects supported by the Asian Development Bank. It provides practical advice on preparing the economic analysis document and explains, in detail, quantification and valuation of costs and benefits of typical energy sector projects.


Download it here: Handbook for Economic Analysis of Energy Sector Projects