Large infrastructure projects financed by development organizations can increase the risks of sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment for women and girls in project communities. Policies need to be in place to protect these vulnerable communities.
Fostering a culture of inclusion is a highly complex, long-term process. The corporate world and other players in private sector need to do their part to maximize opportunities for all genders.
In Southeast Asia, women workers were disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Urgent policy action is needed to address the issue and improve the welfare of women in other areas as well.
For women and girls to participate fully in the development of Nepal, efforts to address the issue of menstrual hygiene management must be strengthened and expanded.
On World Toilet Day, a marketing campaign in Viet Nam sheds light on what makes civil society organizations effective partners for development projects
Gender equality needs to be at the forefront to make environmental policies more effective and to speed the full recovery from COVID-19.
Trade via rail in Central Asia has proven highly effective in recent years. It needs further support to take it to the next level.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to investing in high-speed rail for Asian cities.
The construction of the first high-speed rail line can be a game-changer for Indian Railways and lead to the creation of a nationwide network.
Milan Thomas, an ADB economist who specializes in social sector impact evaluation, and Yangchen C. Rinzin, a research fellow at the Centre for Bhutan and Gross National Happiness Studies, answer questions about the use of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness index.
Development efforts should provide all individuals, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex community, with the opportunity to live with the identities they choose.
This International Women’s Day theme of DigitALL explores the impact of the digital gender gap on widening inequalities and promotes the inclusion of women and other marginalized groups into technology. This is particularly important in the Pacific.
International School Meals Day is an opportunity to support the world’s largest social safety net, which benefits 388 million children worldwide.
Central Asian countries are facing major food security challenges, but can meet them by working together on shared solutions.
By removing obstacles to getting insurance, insurtech can bring more people into the financial system, accelerating social and economic development.
Mongolia is at a crucial moment with the chance to improve the everyday lives of its citizens through actions to improve air quality.
Persistent, high levels of nonperforming loans could undermine bank lending and economic recovery in Asia’s developing countries.