Addressing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment in International Development Projects
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.
Online Job Listings Rebounded Strongly After the Pandemic
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.
Your Questions Answered: How Resilient Have Asia’s Economies Been During the Pandemic?
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.
Here’s How Pandemic School Closures Worsen Asia's Educational Divide
The closure of schools due to COVID-19 has had wide-ranging impacts on students and education systems. Support should focus on closing the learning gap and preparing for the next crisis.
Did Your Purchase Harm the Environment or Society? This System Will Tell You.
We need to know as much as possible about how products are made. This will require new systems that bring greater transparency to global trade and supply chains.
Price Shock: What $200 Per Barrel Oil Would Mean for Asia
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has increased global oil market volatility. The economic impact of another oil price shock, should it materialize, would be significant.
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.
3 Ways Small Islands and Coastal Areas can Adapt to Climate Change
Solutions for climate adaptation need to span multiple sectors, government departments and societal contexts. The challenge is great but we can meet it by combining natural and built assets with incentives for collective action and the optimization of traditional knowledge.
Developing Countries Should Find Their Own Path for Skills Development and Training
Less developed countries need not emulate wealthier ones when establishing their technical and vocational training systems.
Digitizing Asia’s Tax Agencies
The tax administration of the future will be digitized and use new technologies which revolutionize tax processes, enhancing speed and accuracy.