Charting a path to economic prosperity that also addresses climate change relies on increasing investment in developing countries. So why are development finance institutions not doing more, and how can they manage the trade-offs they face?
Climate of Uncertainty: Five Ways Countries Can Achieve a Just Energy Transition During Turbulent Times
As countries grapple with soaring energy costs and conflict, they must harmonize security, equity, and sustainability for an equitable transition to a low-carbon economy.
Menstrual health is a fundamental aspect of personal well-being. Embedding menstrual health into urban development, water, sanitation, and hygiene programs will reduce inequalities, increase access to education and employment, and improve the overall health of women, girls and others who menstruate.
Climate change is threatening coastal communities worldwide. Using local knowledge, as well as innovative practices such as parametric insurance, is needed to enhance coastal resilience and mitigate the impact of climate change.
Rapid socioeconomic development and population growth are escalating groundwater overexploitation, creating a potential crisis in Asia and the Pacific.
The insurance sector can be a game-changer by managing risks from climate change in Asia and the Pacific, protecting ecosystems, and supporting the shift towards a sustainable future.
The region’s aging population poses challenges and opportunities. As the age dependency ratio rises, it's vital to address healthcare, pensions, and food security. Investments in capital, technology, and human capital development are crucial for the 'silver workforce'
Sameer Khatiwada, a Senior Public Management Economist whose research has focused on education, skills development, social protection, and jobs, among other areas, defines key terms related to labor markets and skills development policies.
Inflation in Asia and the Pacific’s developing economies has declined, but the fight may not be over. Underlying price pressures remain persistent, even as growth is weighed down by continued global headwinds. Policymakers can however put in place reforms to promote a low-inflation environment.