To go beyond infrastructure, we must empower people.
Girls and women today have far more opportunities and role models than their mothers and grandmothers, but there is much more to be done.
The historic spirit of cross-border trade in Central Asia is being revived in the energy sector.
Solar power is helping Asia get electricity to people, particularly in rural and remote areas, but it has fallen behind in its use as a clean energy cooking source.
Asian cities act as engines of economic growth, providing jobs, expertise, and the sharing of resources. But in some cases, these powerful engines are sputtering due to insufficient infrastructure, inadequate planning, and poor governance.
Data-driven decision making can be a powerful tool in the world of international development but it requires careful planning and management.
It's time to come up with a better way than the GFCF (GG) indicator to measure public infrastructure investment.
A forward-looking, regional approach is needed for countries in Central Asia to respond to the pandemic and prepare for future public health threats.
Punjab recently established Pakistan’s first special court for GBV cases after its judges received ADB training to give women more access to justice.
Governments in Central and West Asia must commit to reforms and get them right, or face a downward spiral. The costs of the crisis are already obvious in rising deficits and debt. There is no room for complacency.