The traditional banking system in India is struggling to meet the needs of under-served communities, including women. Fintech solutions can bridge this gap and expand financial inclusion if pursued carefully and with the right precautions.
The use of green hydrogen could be a critical factor in addressing climate change but policymakers, industry leaders and investors need to fund essential infrastructure and encourage research and development.
The health sector is both a first responder to climate change and a major contributor to the problem. It should take a leading role in the far-reaching solutions needed to address the issue.
State-sponsored investment bonds, and the right policies, can transform education in South Asia amidst rising challenges.
As global economic corridors gain momentum, a comprehensive approach to trade and transport facilitation is essential to strengthen supply chains for sustainable growth.
Adopting sustainable procurement is a $13 trillion opportunity for Asia and the Pacific to achieve its economic and social goals. This will take leadership from governments and development organizations, including multilateral development banks.
Gamification and nudges are emerging as powerful tools to engage customers, foster sustainable financial behaviors, and promote social development.
As the world commemorates International Youth Day, governments should consider targeted policies, and cultural changes, to address the differences in leisure time among girls and boys.
In countries across South Asia, boys are dropping out of school for economic reasons, illness and other issues. This hurts not only families and the futures of these children but the broader economy and society. Governments can take basic steps to help keep boys in school.
Rapid socioeconomic development and population growth are escalating groundwater overexploitation, creating a potential crisis in Asia and the Pacific.