New ILO Standard Sets the Floor for Social Protection
In 2012, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on its 185 members to ensure that everyone in need has access to essential health care and basic income security.
Asia’s Poor Need Stronger Social Protection
Well-designed and targeted social protection programs, and particularly safety nets for the disadvantaged, deliver high returns in terms of poverty reduction.
Why Asia’s Growing Coastal Cities Must Invest in Climate Resilience
Flooding and other risks to the people, economy and infrastructure of coastal cities due to climate change cannot be underestimated.
Feeding the Millions in Southeast Asia
The Association of Southeast Asian nations has introduced the regional rice reserve, the multi-stakeholder rice trade forum, and market information and sharing. These approaches have the potential of building confidence in rice trade and helping people get fed.
What You Can Do to Improve Access to Finance
We can all take simple steps to encourage financial inclusion.
Why Social Protection Should Top the Asian Agenda
In Asia's fastest-growing economies millions have been lifted out of poverty, but the benefits have accrued to certain regions and cities, particular sectors and population groups, leaving many mired in poverty and dangerously disconnected from the new motors of growth.
Is Asia and the Pacific Prepared for the Next Disaster?
The cost of not improving disaster preparedness will be a slower pace of social and economic progress across a region in the decades to come.
How to Design a Successful Conditional Cash Transfer Program
There is no “one size fits all” approach to conditional cash transfer programs, but there are key elements that will increase the chances of success.
The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Conditional Cash Transfer Program in the Philippines
The Pantawid Pamiliya is on track to achieve its objectives of promoting investments in the health and education of children while providing immediate financial support to poor families.
Bring More Women into Water and Sanitation Operations
Water and sanitation has a major impact on public health and women’s empowerment. Now is the time to accelerate the momentum and streamline health and gender into water supply and sanitation operations.