Addressing the Risks of Climate Change: Six Strategies for Asia and the Pacific
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.
An Innovative Girls’ Scholarship Program in Bangladesh Provides School Re-Opening Lessons
Bangladesh not only kept girls in school but improved their lives on multiple levels with a simple, low-cost stipend program. It offers valuable insights for school systems around the world struggling with the pandemic.
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.
Asia's Coastal Areas Are More Than Just Carbon Credits
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.
Asia's Governments Need to Act Now on Scarring Effects of School Closures
Profound impacts are already being felt due to school closures in Asia. Urgent action is needed to limit further damage to students and the broader economy.
Asia’s Fashion Industry Looks to New Strategies to Overcome Pandemic Impacts
Business-friendly policies, and the transition to greater use of e-commerce and on-demand production, are key to helping Asia’s small and medium-sized fashion companies bounce back from the pandemic.
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.
Bangladesh Needs to Expand Trade with Its Neighbors
With the right policies and investments, Bangladesh can become a trade and transport hub in South Asia.
Bangladesh: Thinking Small Helped Dhaka Save Water
Over 5 million poor residents now enjoy 24/7 water supply, a model for South Asia.
Connecting the Unbanked: How the Internet of Things can Expand Financial Services
The Internet of Things—a rapidly growing network of connected devices—can help bring financial services to those most in need.