Inside the Camps in Cox’s Bazar, Lives are Gradually Being Rebuilt
At Camp No 5, in Cox's Bazar, there are about 632,000 displaced people still living in terrible conditions. But an international humanitarian effort is helping people in the community in southern Bangladesh live a better life.
Pension Extension: Bringing Informal Workers Into the Retirement Social Safety Net
Millions of Asia’s informal workers – such as vendors, day laborers, and others – are left out of national pension systems. Here’s what we can do to help them in their later years.
Finding the Right Balance in Food Production
The transmission channels of perishables like fruits and vegetables from producers to consumers in developing countries need a revamp to provide benefits to all involved.
We Need to Get 'Climate-Smart' to Enhance Food Security in Asia
Climate-smart and resource-saving farming technologies could be one way to address hunger in Asia.
How Can We Help the Millions Displaced Each Year by Disasters?
Governments in the region need to invest more in prevention and response to the long-term impacts of disaster displacement.
The World Has Lost a Pioneer in the Global Effort to Help the Poor
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed dedicated his life to social development, establishing practices that will continue to help the poor for decades to come.
Leveling the Playing Field: Can Digital Technologies Address Inequity in Cities?
Throughout Asia and the world, digital solutions are being found for urban problems. Policymakers and city leaders should ensure that the poor do not get left behind in this digital transformation of cities.
Asia Needs to Get Cooking When It Comes to Solar Energy
Solar power is helping Asia get electricity to people, particularly in rural and remote areas, but it has fallen behind in its use as a clean energy cooking source.
Getting Out of a Jam in Dhaka
Bangladesh’s capital has some of the worst traffic in the world but a new rail system that will be able to carry an estimated 60,000 people an hour is providing hope.
Using the Flexibility of Civil Society to overcome COVID-19
The local knowledge and adaptability of civil society organizations are proving valuable during the ongoing pandemic.