These charts illustrate how developing economies in Asia and the Pacific face significant growth challenges due to their exposure to declining demand from major markets in Europe, the United States, and the People’s Republic of China.
State-sponsored investment bonds, and the right policies, can transform education in South Asia amidst rising challenges.
Bangladesh has made dramatic strides in reducing the deaths and economic impact of climate-related weather events. Public financial management has played a role in these achievements, offering important insights for other countries.
In countries across South Asia, boys are dropping out of school for economic reasons, illness and other issues. This hurts not only families and the futures of these children but the broader economy and society. Governments can take basic steps to help keep boys in school.
Governments in Asia and the Pacific are navigating fiscal reforms and enhancing governance to align finance with climate action. This includes using national adaptation plans, climate-inclusive fiscal frameworks, and green budget tagging initiatives.
Rapid socioeconomic development and population growth are escalating groundwater overexploitation, creating a potential crisis in Asia and the Pacific.
The emergence of ‘blue carbon’ in the global carbon markets could help protect Southeast Asia's coastlines, but these habitats should be valued for more than their carbon.
The uncertainties of climate change call for actions driven by the best available knowledge, as well as meeting the financing needs of developing countries. Integrating adaptation into policy upfront is essential to achieve these goals.
To pursue an equitable energy transition, we need to find new ways to produce energy. Biomethane is a low-cost, reliable, and community-oriented way to start.
The Internet of Things—a rapidly growing network of connected devices—can help bring financial services to those most in need.