DigitalxADB: Driving Digital Development Across Asia and the Pacific

Digital technologies are today’s most powerful drivers of change. DigitalxADB aims to raise awareness and build broad consensus within ADB to continue focusing on the digital opportunities that lie ahead in a world reshaped by COVID-19.

This event is designed to help ADB’s people and partners learn more about the digital technologies that are being brought to the forefront of our operations, investments, and work.


7th Asia Pacific Public Electronic Procurement Network Conference (Virtual e-Government Procurement Conference 2021)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized the 7th Annual Conference of the Asia Pacific Public Electronic Procurement Network (APPeN) on 17–19 November 2021 through a virtual platform. This year’s conference focused on Disruptive Technology Strategies for Strengthening e-GP during the Post-Pandemic Recovery Period.

During the event, participants had the opportunity to:

Series: Asian Impact: ADB Research in Action

Wellness for a Healthy Asia Book Launch

Wellness fosters a sound mind and body, which is vital for Asia's post-pandemic recovery. How can we translate the rich scientific evidence that the book Wellness for a Healthy Asia offers into actual policies?

In this webinar co-organized by ADB and the World Health Organization, a panel of experts discussed how Asian governments can promote the physical and mental health of people in Asia and the Pacific.


Indigenous Peoples' Development, Diversity, and Inclusion: Emerging and Ongoing Issues in Asia-Pacific - A Webinar Series

ADB's Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC) launched a Webinar Series on Indigenous Peoples’ issues. This initiative is an attempt to put a spotlight on Indigenous Peoples' development concerns and their core priorities, such as participation, equality, and environmental sustainability. 

The learning objectives of these webinars are to build awareness and understanding on the following linkages and themes:  


Refrigerant Management for Centralized Air-conditioning Systems


Asia-Pacific Forum on Green and Low-Carbon Development (APLC Forum)

The Asia-Pacific Forum on Green and Low-carbon Development (APLC) hosted by the Government of Hunan Province and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is the fifth forum to be conducted after the signing of the MOU between the Government of Hunan Province and the ADB in 2015.

Series: DigitalxADB: Driving Digital Development Across Asia and the Pacific

Week 1 of DigitalxADB


Digital infrastructure underpins our modern economy, workplace, government, and society. As the rest of the world becomes more digitally dependent, expanding digital infrastructure in developing members is critical in achieving inclusive and sustainable post-pandemic recovery.

This Week session explores how developing members could take ownership of their digital futures by critically reviewing financing strategies, policies, and business models

Know more about this event here.

Series: Pacific WASH Webinars

Wastewater Surveillance: Helpful in the Pacific for COVID-19 Response and Beyond?