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.
ADB Principal Energy Specialist Kelly Hewitt answers questions about why energy costs are so high and what consumers and governments can do to bring them down.
With mega trade deals and digitalization, we need to rethink aid for trade with more focus on policy and regulatory support.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has increased global oil market volatility. The economic impact of another oil price shock, should it materialize, would be significant.
Business-friendly policies, and the transition to greater use of e-commerce and on-demand production, are key to helping Asia’s small and medium-sized fashion companies bounce back from the pandemic.
Solutions for climate adaptation need to span multiple sectors, government departments and societal contexts. The challenge is great but we can meet it by combining natural and built assets with incentives for collective action and the optimization of traditional knowledge.
A new global pact for nature expected to be passed at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in 2022 should balance the needs of developing and developed countries in helping avoid ecosystem collapse.
ADB economists Irfan A. Qureshi and Matteo Lanzafame answer questions about inflation in Asia and how governments can best respond.
Farmers in parts of Asia have experienced devastating locust infestations in recent years, threatening national and local food security. A dedicated, well-funded team is needed to monitor the pests and take the fight to them.