Scaling up farm activities through sustainable mechanisms that improve conditions and incomes of smallholder farmers can alleviate rural poverty. Regional cooperation and integration efforts on marine life conservation can be improved through strengthened governance and financial sustainability. Strategic foresight tools can help policymakers adopt a more proactive approach to solving problems. A study examines the feasibility of applying computer vision techniques to satellite data of the Philippines and Thailand to produce poverty maps.
The company also maintains 31 field offices around the world  to promote social and economic development in Asia. The ADB was modeled closely on the World Bank , and has a similar weighted voting system where votes are distributed in proportion with members' capital subscriptions. ADB releases an annual report that summarizes its operations, budget and other materials for review by the public. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.