Is Innovation the New Driver of Economic Growth?
Increasingly, innovation is being seen as a key element in growing Asia’s economies and creating jobs.
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.
Transforming Cities with Land Value Capture
This innovative approach has enabled cities like Tokyo to curb traffic by financing ultra-efficient public transport systems.
What the People’s Republic of China Can Learn from Japan on Population Aging
An aging population can have a dramatic impact on a country’s economy but Japan has shown that innovative approaches and policies can help mitigate the effects
It’s Clean, Powerful and Available: Are You Ready for Hydrogen Energy?
Hydrogen has the potential to be the next breakthrough energy source but key challenges need to be overcome before it can be scaled up to widespread use. Developing countries could be at the forefront of this new “hydrogen economy”
After the Dramatic Rescues, the Hidden Toll of Disasters is Felt by Millions
Earthquakes, powerful storms, tsunamis and other disasters have powerful immediate impacts, but they also do long-term damage that often gets overlooked.
The Time Has Come for Universal Health Coverage
Investments in universal health coverage are investments in economic growth. They play a critical role in leveraging opportunities, anticipating challenges, and delivering the knowledge, expertise, and financing countries need to achieve universal health coverage.
Getting It Right on Railways
Lining up rights-of-way for megaprojects, such as railways and highways, in crowded places is challenging but it can be done with an imaginative and respectful plan.
A Surprising Lifeline for Workers, Companies and Communities After Disasters
Global supply chains link the welfare of disaster-hit companies and their surrounding communities to a network of corporations that have an economic incentive to help them bounce back.
The Proliferation of FTDs: Free Trade Disagreements
Simmering trade disputes are decreasing the beneficial effects of free trade and could in the long-term damage the rules-based order upon which global commerce is based.