For many of Indonesia’s urban poor who work in the informal sector, social distancing is nearly impossible if they want to maintain their income. Two key policies can help.
Based on a case study in Indonesia, these charts illustrate how privacy-compliant human mobility data – such as mobile phone and GPS information – can provide rapid information to understand the impact of a disaster and how best to respond.
These charts illustrate how developing economies in Asia and the Pacific face significant growth challenges due to their exposure to declining demand from major markets in Europe, the United States, and the People’s Republic of China.
Managing solid waste remains a low priority for most Asian cities. Here’s what we have learned needs to change.
The transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals will require partnerships and a new view on development.
Tourism has yet to recover in Asia and the Pacific, but a few green shoots can help us understand how best to heal the sector.
Women and young people were hit the hardest by job losses during the pandemic but some governments used innovative policies to improve the situation.
Southeast Asian economies are starting to feel the pinch of trade tensions, recession fears and other global trends.
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.
Flooding and other risks to the people, economy and infrastructure of coastal cities due to climate change cannot be underestimated.