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.
‘Parametric’ insurance could offer farmers quicker relief when they lose their crops to floods, storms and other climate-driven calamities.
Transition finance, which provides financing to high carbon-emitting industries, should be part of a broad range of innovative financing options to address climate change.
Social protection programs need to be strengthened and expanded across Asia to prepare for the impacts of climate change.
Trade via rail in Central Asia has proven highly effective in recent years. It needs further support to take it to the next level.
Jonathan Walters, an economist and senior advisor for the infrastructure consulting firm Castalia and Akiko Terada-Hagiwara, an ADB Principal Economist, answer questions on how to work through the issues towards decarbonization in Asia and the Pacific.
Large infrastructure projects financed by development organizations can increase the risks of sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment for women and girls in project communities. Policies need to be in place to protect these vulnerable communities.
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.
ADB economists Irfan A. Qureshi and Matteo Lanzafame answer questions about the ability of Asia’s economies to bounce back from the pandemic, and how governments should respond to new global economic headwinds.