Child Mortality Remains High in Asia and the Pacific: A Renewed Focus on Vaccines is Needed
Despite a notable drop in under-five mortality, Asia and the Pacific remains a hotspot for child deaths. The pandemic made things worse, causing a significant decline in routine immunizations. It's time to intensify vaccination programs and renew our commitment to children's health.
Preparing Southeast Asia’s Youth to Enter the Digital Economy
The pandemic erased millions of jobs in Southeast Asia. But the digital economy offers renewed hope particularly for young job-seekers—if they can learn the necessary skills.
Your Questions Answered: What Jobs Can Be Done from Home?
An ADB economist who specializes in the areas of education, skills development and jobs, answers questions about which jobs are best suited to work-from-home arrangements, based on a recent study in Southeast Asia.
It’s Time to Get Smart with Pacific Ports
Harnessing advanced smart port technologies can enhance physical and economic resilience of “lifeline” ports in the Pacific.
Quickly Getting Food to the Hungry is Vital While Battling COVID-19
In Timor-Leste, an opportunity to explore innovation and best practices in distributing food during a pandemic.
Are Pacific Power Utilities Ready for the Impact of COVID-19?
In the fragile energy scenario of small Pacific islands, contingency plans are crucial to keep the lights on during a crisis.
Here’s a Surprising Way to Achieve Most of the SDGs
There is one sector that contributes up to a third of gross domestic product, and is an important source of foreign currency, in many of Asia’s developing countries. It could be deployed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
More Than Selling Seashells: The Unsung Role of Women in Fisheries
Seventy percent of the aquaculture workforce worldwide is female, with women playing key roles in fishing, processing, and marketing. Yet they do not reap the full benefits of their efforts.
Menstrual Hygiene is the Great Taboo in the Pacific
Better menstrual hygiene management is an imperative to empower women and girls in this region.
Promoting Caffeine-Fueled Economic Growth in Timor-Leste
Paolo Spantigati, ADB Country Director for Timor-Leste, hopes a coffee festival will be the first step in the country’s bid to diversify its economy.