It is Time for Bathrooms in Asia and the Pacific to Accommodate People of All Genders
Sexual and gender minorities, sometimes identified under the umbrella terms SOGIESC and LGBTQI+, have special needs in terms of sanitation. Many of these can be met with some basic actions by governments and the private sector in Asia and the Pacific.
How Do We Stop These Devastating Floods? Start With These Six Steps
The devastating floods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Region have shown the urgency of actions needed to protect vulnerable communities from the impact of climate change.
Turbulent Remittance Flows During the Pandemic Highlight the Need for Reforms
Despite the global economic turmoil, remittances remained remarkable resilient during the pandemic. Reforms are needed to keep this financial lifeline strong in the years ahead.
Asia's Governments Need to Act Now on Scarring Effects of School Closures
Profound impacts are already being felt due to school closures in Asia. Urgent action is needed to limit further damage to students and the broader economy.
What Emerging Bright Spots Tell Us About Reviving Тourism in Asia
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.
For Pandemic Relief in South Asia, Look to the Diasporas
Millions of South Asians live outside their home countries. They could be key to region’s pandemic recovery.
Can Online Learning in Nepal Outlive the COVID-19 Pandemic?
In Nepal, an online learning system introduced by the government during the pandemic should be expanded so that it enhances education for years to come.
Menstrual Hygiene: A Missing Link for Improving the Lives of Girls in Nepal
For women and girls to participate fully in the development of Nepal, efforts to address the issue of menstrual hygiene management must be strengthened and expanded.
Flash Flood Forecasting and Early Warning Saves Lives and Combats Poverty
Effective risk management for flash flood disasters is now achievable, thanks to 21st century technological advances in communication technology, spatial data analysis, and weather prediction.
Why School Closure is a Last Resort
School reopening should be done on a risk-based approach – with situations closely monitored, particularly for the effect of COVID-19 variants – and school closure be used as a last resort.