State-owned enterprises, including power utilities, in many countries have collected a menagerie of assets unrelated to their core business. And they are selling cheap.
Collecting sex-disaggregated data on asset ownership is an important step in achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in Asia and the Pacific.
Central Asia is improving food safety measures to share with the world some of the more than 8000 plant species, as well as livestock, from the region.
In cities around Asia, governments are exploring ways to capture the increased value of land near public infrastructure projects, and direct these funds back toward the needs of city residents.
Worldwide, there are 1.7 billion people who are outside of the formal banking and financial system. They struggle with high fees and risky systems to undertake even simple financial transactions. Digital innovations offer new ways to bring them out of financial darkness.
In Central Asia, it once took up to 58 hours and $318 for a cargo truck to cross a border. Countries in the region are working together to streamline the process for goods and services to move across borders.
If the tourism industry becomes truly sustainable, Georgian youth will have a reason to stay in their regions, or even return to them from Tbilisi.
Georgia is not as abundant in human capital as the number of university degrees held by people suggests.
Peer-to-peer data sharing is being tested in Georgia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Myanmar.
With the right policies in place, structural transformation can boost productivity growth.