The booklet explains and compares tools of agri-biotech including conventional breeding, tissue culture and micropropagation, molecular breeding and marker-assisted selection, and genetic engineering.

This report analyzes comprehensive 2009 data on government social protection programs in 35 countries in Asia and the Pacific. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) used its Social Protection Index to help assess the nature and the effectiveness of these programs, as well as to facilitate cross-country comparisons.

Bhutan, in 2040, will be very different from what it is today. The transport system then needs to respond to the changing needs and demands. The Transport Integrated Strategic Vision 2040 incorporates all existing transport related plans, policies, initiatives, and actions to create a long-term comprehensive strategy for the country.

This paper investigates the effect of the Delhi Metro on air pollution within Delhi and finds strong evidence to show that it has resulted in reductions of two important vehicular emissions - nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide.

This publication provides a step-by-step methodological approach to help project teams assess and incorporate climate change adaptation measures into energy investment projects.

This document covers the various contribution of biotech crops in mitigating the effects of climate change.

Water security in Asia and the Pacific is under threat from many sources - population growth, urbanization, increasing water pollution, the over-abstraction of groundwater, water-related disasters and climate change warns this latest edition of the Asian Water Development Outlook.

In March 2012, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) held the Subregional Workshop on Gender and Urban Poverty in South Asia to share experiences and enhance lateral learning among ADB and its project partners on addressing gender and social inclusion issues in urban development projects in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lank

At current annual average growth rates, the number of vehicles in Asia will double in less than seven years from 2010 and India along with Indonesia, Nepal, PR China & Sri Lanka show the fastest annual average growth rates.

This report describes the various policies that govern bus transport in India and the current state of the industry. It also discusses case studies involving a few major bus city and intercity operators.