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The Rice trade is critical to feeding Southeast Asia. Photo: ADB

Feeding the Millions in Southeast Asia

The Association of Southeast Asian nations has introduced the regional rice reserve, the multi-stakeholder rice trade forum, and market information and sharing. These approaches have the potential of building confidence in rice trade and helping people get fed.

Lourdes Adriano

The G20 was instrumental in dealing with the financial crisis of 2008/2009. Photo: John McArthur

How We Can Revitalize the G20

Is the G-20 losing its way? The G-20 played a critical role in leading the world out the financial crisis in 2008-9. It was decisive, united and effective in dealing with that crisis. However, it has since lacked that that level of vitality.

Indu Bhushan

New Opportunities for Expanding Health Services

A recent Reuters news article highlighted the challenges and opportunities of health reform in Asia. The article highlights the situation of a family whose premature infant daughter dies as a result of being unable to obtain infant ICU services in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Patricia Moser

Why are More Women Dying in Childbirth in Indonesia?

As the world marks International Day of Action for Women's Health, maternal deaths are an uncomfortable reminder that much work still needs to be done. Indonesia is a case in point. While it is one of the fast growing economic powerhouses in Asia it is also experiencing a worrying rise in maternal deaths.

Susann Roth

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