The time to act against the changing climate is now, as the investments made today will determine the resilience of the Hindu Kush Himalaya region for generations to come.
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.
As global economic corridors gain momentum, a comprehensive approach to trade and transport facilitation is essential to strengthen supply chains for sustainable growth.
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.
Milan Thomas, an ADB economist who specializes in social sector impact evaluation, and Yangchen C. Rinzin, a research fellow at the Centre for Bhutan and Gross National Happiness Studies, answer questions about the use of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness index.
The devastating floods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Region have shown the urgency of actions needed to protect vulnerable communities from the impact of climate change.
Official labor statistics take significant time to produce. In contrast, online job portals are already providing a window into labor demand in the post-pandemic job market.
Millions of South Asians live outside their home countries. They could be key to region’s pandemic recovery.
Roads in Asia and the Pacific have brought us essential supplies and services, frontline workers, food and now vaccines. It is time to revive these vital arteries to prepare for economic recovery.