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.
A holistic disaster risk management approach starts with a change in the way we refer to disasters.
Cloud-based services can provide solutions for banks and other financial institutions that serve the poor and people in remote areas.
As World Cancer Day puts the spotlight on one of the world’s most devastating ailments, the situation in Asia needs greater attention.
Asia’s vast global diaspora – which includes many skilled, highly educated and prosperous people – is a strong potential source of financing for the region’s infrastructure and other development needs.
The lack of credit for small and medium-sized enterprises to participate in global trade stifles growth and makes supply chains more vulnerable.
The right actions by microfinance institutions and governments can ensure a promising outlook for microfinance in Asia this year.
Over three decades ago, economic researcher Martin Ravallion and his colleagues found a way to identify and quantify the world’s poorest people with an international poverty line that continues to guide policies to this day.
How to finance action against climate change was a key topic at the United Nations COP27 Climate Change Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh. For the Philippines, on the front lines of the global climate emergency, it is a make-or-break question.