Climate Reality: Kickstarting Action in the Philippines
The Philippines' pledge to address climate change is ambitious, but the question is whether or not it will translate into an actual investment plan.
A World She Deserves
Investing in sexual and reproductive health is not only the right thing to do – it benefits women, families, and the entire economy.
Pioneering Inclusive Business Accreditation Policy in the Philippines
The system help distinguish an inclusive business model from other types of investment.
Cebu Airport Expansion Clears Path for Future Large-Scale PPPs in Philippines
Distinguished as 2015 Transport Deal of the Year by Project Finance International magazine, the project is a milestone for the government's PPP program.
My Small Victory on Energy Efficiency in the Philippines
With ADB support, the Philippines became in 2010 the first Asian country to phase out inefficient incandescent light bulbs. Most countries in the region followed suit, and now these bulbs are barely used because the market won’t buy them anymore.
Community-Driven Development for Effective Disaster Response in the Philippines
Poverty and natural disasters are intertwined. Both, however, can be addressed together through the community-driven development approach to disaster preparedness, as we have learned in the Philippines.
Pantawid Pamilya: Money for Nothing?
More than 4.4 million poor Filipino families receive regular cash grants from the government to help them make ends meet. But they aren’t getting money for nothing—there is a catch: families only get the cash if their children go to school and get regular health check-ups, and if the parents go to family development sessions every month.
Yolanda Response Shows Power of the Virtual Citizen
A year ago this last weekend, Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) hit the Philippines, the strongest tropical cyclone in recorded history. You may have heard about this tragedy via traditional media but it is likely you heard more about it through social media.
World TB Day – Reaching the Missing Millions
World Tuberculosis Day provides an important occasion to raise awareness about a disease that continues to affect millions of people around the globe.
Building a Better World: Youth and Governance
Young people today live in a difficult world. There are more graduates than jobs in the market, the environment is more degraded than ever before, and competition to earn a living and have the same quality of life as the previous generation is increasingly difficult.