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.
Addressing the climate emergency will require all the funding possible from as many diverse sources as possible. Islamic climate finance instruments could help in Asia and in many other parts of the world.
As the region emerges from the pandemic, businesses should adopt more flexible approaches to developing talent for digital jobs, while workers must embrace lifelong learning of digital skills.
Due to the economic importance of coastal areas, the insurance industry can contribute significantly to their protection.
ADB economists Matteo Lanzafame, Irfan Qureshi, Arief Ramayandi and Marcel Schroder answer questions about the possibility of a global recession and how it could affect Asia.
We need to work across borders to ensure that the benefits of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership are enjoyed by everyone.
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises play a crucial role across the water and sanitation value chain. They need innovative financing solutions to help millions of people obtain clean water and decent sanitation.
A sanitation campaign in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic reveals that reducing open defecation has unexpected benefits across households and communities.
International labor migration is an important driver of development in Asia. To support it after the pandemic, policies are needed that are not just reactive but integrated into national development strategies.