The recent haze caused by forest fires in Indonesia is yet another form of air pollution we increasingly suffer in Asia, where many have come to accept this public health risk as a necessary evil of urban economic growth.
Here’s why the perception that skilled migration damages the source country is wrong.
Important changes are underway for Southeast Asia’s relationship with its biggest trading partner, the People’s Republic of China.
The delivery of services – such as clean water, reliable public transport, schools and hospitals – through economic and social infrastructure is among the most important functions of government. Resources must be well spent to ensure quality.
Flooding and other risks to the people, economy and infrastructure of coastal cities due to climate change cannot be underestimated.
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.
Southeast Asian economies are starting to feel the pinch of trade tensions, recession fears and other global trends.
Managing solid waste remains a low priority for most Asian cities. Here’s what we have learned needs to change.
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.
The country needs to focus on improving education and skills training to improve job quality and quantity.