ADB Partners with John Keells Holdings to Boost Food Value Chains and Farm Livelihoods in Sri Lanka
The Asian Development Bank entered into an agreement to invest up to $80 million in John Keells Holdings PLC to boost the country’s food value chain and promote economic growth and job creation.
Improving Learning and Upskilling of Sri Lanka's Youth for the Future
In support of Sri Lanka’s Education Sector Development Framework and Program to enhance youth employability by diversifying pathways from secondary education, ADB provided a $200 million Education Sector Development Program (ESDP) results-based loan. Approved in 2013, and with $100 million co-financing from the World Bank, the ESDP modernized the country’s secondary education school system. See this photo essay as part of the SARD communications plan focusing on the human development theme.
More Growth Capital Needed For Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Businesses in South Asia Post-Pandemic
Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in South Asia need more growth capital to boost the subregion’s resilience to shocks in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released today.
Energy Efficiency in South Asia: Opportunities for Energy Sector Transformation
This report reviews the energy landscape in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka with the aim of supporting improved energy efficiency in these countries and the rest of South Asia.