Samarkand Solar Power Plant Project: Central Asia’s First Solar Power Plant

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Samarkand Solar Power Plant Project: Central Asia’s First Solar Power Plant

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In the Republic of Uzbekistan, increasing demand and aging thermal power plants contribute to growing energy deficiencies while solar energy has been overlooked. Backed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), it now aims to become a regional hub for solar energy as it is set to build one of the largest solar power plants in the world.

Read about ADB’s other energy projects in Knowledge and Power: Lessons from ADB Energy Projects.

Rajasthan Concentrating Solar Power: A Multi-stakeholder Partnership That Maximizes Solar Power to Fuel India’s Economy

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Rajasthan Concentrating Solar Power: A Multi-stakeholder Partnership That Maximizes Solar Power to Fuel India’s Economy

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A multi-stakeholder partnership among the Government of India, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and private companies helped secured the country’s energy supply while reducing its dependence on fossil fuels. 

Read about ADB’s other energy projects in Knowledge and Power: Lessons from ADB Energy Projects.

Session Video - Online Learning: What's New and What Works

Event: Online Learning: What's New and What Works

Session Video - Online Learning: What's New and What Works

Online learning and change management expert Phillip Ash in this event discussed the current status, trends, and opportunities in online learning. He also explored strategic alternatives to maximize knowledge sharing and learning within and among Asian Development Bank's sector and thematic groups and other communities.

Addressing Energy Efficiency with Virtual Power Plants

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Addressing Energy Efficiency with Virtual Power Plants

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The People’s Republic of China has tapped virtual “efficiency power plants” (EPPs) in order to meet energy efficiency targets and promote stable economic growth.

Regulation and Regulatory Environment: Case Study of Bhutan

Event: Regulatory Environment in Bhutan: Using a New Institutional Economics Approach

Regulation and Regulatory Environment: Case Study of Bhutan

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As Bhutan's economy grows, so does the threat of corruption. To counter this threat, the government plans to strengthen its regulatory environment.

Can Corruption be Tackled? Making the Case for Good Governance

Event: Can Corruption be Tackled? Making the Case for Good Governance

Can Corruption be Tackled? Making the Case for Good Governance

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Many developing member countries of Asian Development Bank (ADB) persistently score low in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index. With weak governance and public sector institutions, there are risks to development effectiveness of ADB's investments. This presentation provides some practical solutions to tackle corruption, both at country and project levels.

Building Modern Land Administration Systems

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Building Modern Land Administration Systems

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Efficient and effective land administration underpins the very functioning of states and societies. Imagine a country where, for example, tenure to land cannot be secured or mortgages cannot be established in aid of property development. Across the world, key questions about land are surfacing, and the inability to answer them curtails social and economic development, environmental management, and good governance.

Quickening e-Governance in Myanmar

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Quickening e-Governance in Myanmar

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In a climate of economic, social, and political change, Myanmar's young population, fertile lands, plentiful endowment of natural resources, and strategic location in Southeast Asia presage a prosperous future. Beginning 2011, the government has launched an array of reforms to speed the transition to a market economy. For sustained growth and poverty reduction, however, much depends also on augmenting physical and human capital on a par; information and communication technology (ICT) for development is central to achieving that.

Highway in the Mountains: The Western Yunnan Roads Development Project

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Highway in the Mountains: The Western Yunnan Roads Development Project

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Yunnan is a remote, mountainous province in the Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC). Many of its residents are from poor, minority groups that rely on subsistence farming. Lack of connectivity exacerbates their poverty.

In 2003, PRC, with assistance from the Asian Development Bank, launched the Western Yunnan Roads Development Project, which aimed to connect Western Yunnan to the country’s regional centers and to the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Partnership Increases Productivity and Profits in the Lao PDR

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Partnership Increases Productivity and Profits in the Lao PDR

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The natural resources of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) have been experiencing severe pressure from unsustainable farming practices coupled with a surge in foreign agricultural investments. Without proper intervention, Lao PDR’s environment and natural resources will no longer be sustainable and hundreds of marginalized communities in the country will be pushed further into poverty.