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A woman taking a water sample from a wastewater treatment pond.

Providing Climate-Resilient and Adequate Sanitation Services in Pontianak

May 23, 2024

The ADB-supported project entails the construction of wastewater treatment plants and sewer networks.
A bird's eye view rendering of Nusantara.

Nusantara to Ensure SDGs Integrated into All Aspects of Development

March 14, 2024

Body overseeing the new capital's development has launched a report that would serve as a baseline in tracking the city’s SDG commitments.
A rendering of Nusantara.

8 Things to Know about Nusantara’s Net-Zero Strategy

January 26, 2024

The capital is the first city in Indonesia to have a roadmap to achieve net zero by 2045.
Community members helping to bring in a fishing haul from the shore.

Ocean-Based Climate Action Can Bring Indonesia Closer to Net Zero

January 18, 2024

Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua have untapped ocean resources that could help the country meet and raise its climate ambition.
 Aerial drone photo of Kuala Lumpur. Photo credit: iStock/Alexpunker.

The Rise of Islamic Finance Hubs: Opportunities for BIMP-EAGA

December 20, 2023

The subregion is well positioned to cater to the growing global appetite for Shari’ah-compliant financing.
    From left to right:  ADB Director General for Southeast Asia Winfried Wicklein, Nusantara Capital Authority Chairman Bambang Susantono, Nusantara Capital Authority Deputy of Environment and Natural Resources Myrna Safitri, and ADB Director General for Climate Change and Sustainable Development Bruno Carrasco.

Nusantara Net-Zero Strategy Launched at COP28 in Dubai

December 11, 2023

The move entails massive reforestation, eschewing fossil fuel, shifting to the circular economy, and opting for climate-friendly agriculture practices.
Pela YouTube preview.

Pela in Kalimantan Has Great Potential to Become a Model Tourism Village, Says UNWTO

November 13, 2023

The village would receive assistance to improve and work on its weak points through workshops, virtual meetings and other initiatives.
Indonesian woman packs chicken meat for sale at a night market. Photo credit: iStock/gamalis.

The One Borneo Quarantine Initiative: What It Is and Why It Is Important

November 09, 2023

Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Malaysia will strengthen cooperation in health security to stop pests and diseases from spreading and crossing borders.
A passenger on a motorcycle rider fixes her helmet.

Indonesia Needs to Strengthen Startup Ecosystem to Ensure More Companies Survive the ‘Valley of Death’

October 04, 2023

Improving quality of incubators and accelerators, financial access for early-stage startups, and talent development are needed to bolster startups, says ADB report.