The global financial crisis of 2008-2009 offers a rare opportunity for many economies to undertake wide-ranging structural reforms to improve productivity and economic efficiency.
In 2012, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on its 185 members to ensure that everyone in need has access to essential health care and basic income security.
Well-designed and targeted social protection programs, and particularly safety nets for the disadvantaged, deliver high returns in terms of poverty reduction.
It is up to policy makers to unlock the enormous potential of services in the People’s Republic of China.
In Beijing, government vehicles were temporarily removed from the roads and some factory output stopped to address air pollution.
To influence government officials who make policies, researchers need to deliver understandable results and present clear ways forward.
The population in the People’s Republic of China is aging quickly, but at a relatively low level of per capita income.
The People's Republic of China should consistently and continuously scale up clean energy development to achieve a sustainable, and livable future.
Increasingly, innovation is being seen as a key element in growing Asia’s economies and creating jobs.
Is the G-20 losing its way? The G-20 played a critical role in leading the world out the financial crisis in 2008-9. It was decisive, united and effective in dealing with that crisis. However, it has since lacked that that level of vitality.