ADB Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2019
In developing Asia, the number of people living in extreme poverty declined from 1.1 billion in 2002 to 264 million in 2015. The vital data within Key Indicators are now accessible in a digitized format, with the new Key Indicators Database.
Infrastructure resilience and building standards in Pacific island countries
Developing a regional approach
PRIF is supporting a regional diagnostic study of constraints in the application of building codes and standards in the Pacific.
• A regional and coordinated approach is proposed to raise awareness on the importance of building standards as well as a road map for strengthening capacity of government agencies.
• Building standards complement donor support to ‘build-back-better’ and other initiatives.
This strategic review report, prepared by James Adams, assesses the development impact and effectiveness of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) and provides suggestions on potential future directions of this organisation. This work was carried out by consulting with PRIF Members and other stakeholders on a range of key strategic issues. Consolidated into its present organizational arrangements in 2013, PRIF has established a clear record of performance. Its membership has expanded and now almost all major donors to Pacific infrastructure are Members.
The Renewable Energy Costs in the Pacific study analysed the capital costs of large solar photovoltaic, wind and hydro generation projects built in the Pacific over the past decade.