ADB eLearn is a venue for collaboration, engagement, interaction and dialogue among the ADB staff, its stakeholders, fellow learners and development practitioners online. This portal is ADB's custom version of the open-source learning platform, Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment Learning Management System (MOODLE LMS).

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been serving its developing member countries (DMCs) as a trusted development partner for over 50 years. ADB envisions a stronger, better, and faster roles in its regions through investment in training and development of its staff. ADB will sustain its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty, given the region's unfinished poverty agenda, and expand its vision to achieve a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific.

The eLearning courses in ADB are developed to:

  • Capture and effectively share new and existing information and knowledge so that ADB staff and DMC clients, where applicable, can learn from it and use it in their everyday work.
  • Help develop a set of core foundation knowledge or basic knowledge that ADB staff and DMC clients may not necessarily know.
  • Reduce cost and reach a wider, bigger and diverse audience as compared to face-to-face training programs.
  • Make use of and add value to the learning materials produced during face-to-face programs.

eLearning, short for electronic learning, is the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. Digital tools today can provide opportunities for ADB to engage, interact, and dialogue with a wide array of online learners around the world. ADB's various groups develop e-Courses to share their knowledge with stakeholders such as government staff and officials from their client countries as well as with other sectors of the public.

"ADB will make greater use of technology to expand learning opportunities to staff in all locations."

Takehiko Nakao

President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)