How Economic Empowerment Reduces Violence Against Pacific Women
A safe work environment and women’s economic autonomy are drivers of growth and good development. They also protect girls and women from violence.
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.
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.
Women’s Leadership Drives Change and Innovation in Business
Businesses in Asia and the Pacific are discovering that putting women in leadership positions is good for business and good for the economy overall.
For Clean Islands and a Clean Ocean in the Pacific, Start with Solid Waste Management
Solid waste challenges in the Pacific must be addressed at the island, regional, and ocean level.
Asia Needs Fleets of Buses to Get Vaccines to the World’s Most Populous Region
The People’s Republic of China has shown how buses can be used to dramatically increase the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19. The region should follow their example.
How Asia’s Cities Can Become More Livable After the Pandemic
Asia’s cities must become greener, more inclusive, more competitive, and more resilient to build forward better and be better places to live.
Protect The Poor When Fighting Money Laundering in the Pacific
The risk of “de-risking” – the process of international banks disassociating from financial partners, such as small remittance providers and local banks – is that it could push people out of the financial system completely.
How Can Water Utilities in the Pacific Use the Pandemic to Become More Resilient?
Protecting and managing the water supply, even in the face of threats and challenges, is a key responsibility for utility companies and governments across the Pacific region.
It’s Time to Get Smart with Pacific Ports
Harnessing advanced smart port technologies can enhance physical and economic resilience of “lifeline” ports in the Pacific.