While electricity may ease the burden of housework, it does not decrease the overall workload of women.
Let’s start today to prevent and build resilience against health threats in the region.
In Asia's fastest-growing economies millions have been lifted out of poverty, but the benefits have accrued to certain regions and cities, particular sectors and population groups, leaving many mired in poverty and dangerously disconnected from the new motors of growth.
Cities can play a bigger role in food security while building a sense of community and the pathways to a green economy.
The lack of female children being born in many countries does widespread damage to society and the economy.
The global economic crisis presents an opportunity to rethink socio-economic policies in Asia and the Pacific. The lack of adequate social protection systems became a liability during the current crisis.
No one can say that the second largest economy in the world is trapped. Decades of structural change and rapid growth allowed for a swift transition from a low-income to a middle-income country. The challenge today lies in moving up to higher-income status. How could the People’s Republic of China (PRC) avoid the trap?
International experience has shown that fiscal policy can play a leading role in promoting a shift toward a more inclusive economic model, balanced income distribution, and improved living standards.
Last Friday, 7 March, 2014, Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy Science and Technology Co Ltd defaulted on its 1 billion yuan ’Chaori-11 bond‘ when it failed to pay in full the coupon due that day. The default should not have taken investors by surprise as the company has been struggling over the past few years due to general weakness in the solar panel market.