Asia’s Poor Need Stronger Social Protection
Well-designed and targeted social protection programs, and particularly safety nets for the disadvantaged, deliver high returns in terms of poverty reduction.
How We Can Stop Ultra Poverty in Asia and The Pacific
The BRAC organization in Bangladesh has proven that there that there is an effective way to help the ultra poor. We need to find ways to use it more often.
How Energy Can Be Made to Empower Women
While electricity may ease the burden of housework, it does not decrease the overall workload of women.
South Asia Confronts Displacement of People by Disasters
Environmental events are uprooting people around South Asia. By taking actions now, governments can reduce the likelihood of future humanitarian crises and maximize the possibilities that people can remain in their communities or safely relocate.
Urban Health – from Bangladesh to India
The 12th International Conference on Urban Health was held last month for the first time in a developing country, something remarkable given that almost all urban population growth in our lifetime is predicted to take place in developing countries.
Progress Made, and More to Come on Women’s Urban Health in Bangladesh
Increased access to health care has dramatically improved maternal health in cities across Bangladesh. The progress, however, cannot yet lead to contentment.
Local Irrigation Management Boosts Water, Food Security in Bangladesh
A recent trip to southern Bangladesh showed that if you want to ensure water and food security, it’s also important that the right people are deciding how much water is needed, and when.
Helping Stitch Together a Sustainable Garment Industry in Bangladesh
Expanded access to finance supported by ADB will allow factories to meet international standards so Bangladesh may benefit from this industry in a responsible way.
High Hopes for BBIN Vehicle Agreement, One Year On
We look forward to making more progress on implementing the pact for both passenger and freight vehicles to cross swiftly and easily between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal.
Why Bangladesh's Garments Won’t Go ‘Haute Couture’ (I)
A recent ADB study suggests that some of the success of Bangladesh's ready-made garment sector over the past 25 years is unlikely to provide the same type of benefits to the economy going forward.