Monday, June 1, 2015

Tax Administration Reforms in the Maldives

Taxes provide the funding that makes it possible for government to function. In 2009, with help from ADB, the Maldives launched ambitious and transformational reforms toward modern taxation.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Building Modern Land Administration Systems

Good land administration depends on data and information about land and property, compiled in ways that promote confidence between the public, its commercial enterprises, and government.

Highway in the Mountains - The Western Yunnan Roads Development Project

This issue features the Western Yunnan Roads Development project in the People's Republic of China, which was launched to connect the rural, mountainous areas of Western Yunnan to PRC's regional centers, as well as to the GMS.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Quickening e-Governance in Myanmar

E-governance is a potent enabler of effective, transparent, and accountable institutions and also raises the level of participation available to citizens in the governance process—all essential if Myanmar is to assure a prosperous future.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Knowledge Database Helps Policy Makers Identify and Assess Toxic Waste Hot Spots

Toxic pollution affects the health of millions of people in developing countries. In 2009, ADB joined the Global Inventory Project to build a database that catalogs, assesses, prioritizes, and estimates costs for remediation of critical toxic sites. The database now provides policymakers better information and possible cleanup solutions.

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Partnership Increases Productivity and Profits in the Lao PDR

In Lao PDR, farmers banded together into production groups rallying around specific homegrown products. Through the support of ADB, the government, and private sector, their productivity improved and their incomes grew, encouraging more groups in the country to replicate their success.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Developing e-Health Capabilities in Bhutan

The improved e-Health service in Bhutan’s remote Bumthang District successfully uses television white space, which allows internet connection to penetrate difficult terrain and thick foliage. Through this technology, rural health patients in Bumthang can now avail of much-needed low cost yet quality health care.

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