For sustainable development, universal wellbeing should be the goal, rather than endless growth. Minimizing further growth in human populations is only part of the solution, but an essential part.
Artificial intelligence could be enormously beneficial to society, and it could also lead to catastrophe. Governments can play a role determining the outcome of AI’s development.
Work done within the home, including caring for children, is extremely important to society but undervalued and poorly tracked.
The poor and middle class are struggling to find affordable housing across the region, but there are some basic steps cities can take to improve the situation.
The cost of disasters far outweighs the resources available for recovery. Microfinance could be one way to fill the funding gap.
Southeast Asian economies are starting to feel the pinch of trade tensions, recession fears and other global trends.
To level the playing field in Asia and the Pacific, women-owned companies need financial backing to support their importing and exporting needs.
Simmering trade disputes are decreasing the beneficial effects of free trade and could in the long-term damage the rules-based order upon which global commerce is based.
Local officials can now find information from all sectors, such as health, education, women’s empowerment, child protection, and human rights and law, to help them address child and teen marriage in their area.
Bhutan is using an innovative financing system to ensure its citizens have access to quality affordable health care.