Flooding and other risks to the people, economy and infrastructure of coastal cities due to climate change cannot be underestimated.
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.
Increasingly, innovation is being seen as a key element in growing Asia’s economies and creating jobs.
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.
While electricity may ease the burden of housework, it does not decrease the overall workload of women.
The transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals will require partnerships and a new view on development.
Asia’s ecosystems have tremendous biodiversity value, but they are also important economic and social assets.
There is no “one size fits all” approach to conditional cash transfer programs, but there are key elements that will increase the chances of success.
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.
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.