June 2013

  • Asian financial integration: How much has it come true?

    By Cyn-Young Park on Monday, 24 June 2013

    As articulated by Cavoli, Rajan, and Siregar (2004) in their survey of East Asian financial integration, financial integration is a multidimensional process closely associated with development of financial markets.

  • Thoughts on the High-Level Panel reports on the Post-2015 agenda

    By Susann Roth on Thursday, 13 June 2013

    The discussions around the post-2015 development agenda – and the work of the High Level Panel of Eminent (HLPEP) persons – were seen controversially in the last months. Some felt that the consultation led by the HLPEP would lead into a kitchen sink report, which would cover every possible development concern.

  • Primary health care still matters today

    By Susann Roth, Dr. Jean-Jacques Bernatas on Thursday, 13 June 2013

    The Alma-Ata declaration is about how to make healthcare sustainable not only in limited resources setting. The emphasis is on the need for strong primary health care, which includes health promotion.

  • Five things to know about the High-Level Panel report on Post-2015

    By Bart Édes on Tuesday, 11 June 2013

    More than 220 proposals have been advanced for a global development framework to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which come to an end in 2015.

  • Turning on the lights in Myanmar

    By Stephen P. Groff on Thursday, 06 June 2013

    A multitude of statistics underscore the challenges that the people of Myanmar face when it comes to access to electricity - many of these illustrating a lack of conveniences other parts of the world consider commonplace, ranging from water pumps to stovetop ranges. 

  • Mother and child from Cambodia. Photo by the author.

    Menstrual Hygiene Management: A taboo that must be broken!

    By Anupma Jain on Thursday, 06 June 2013

    Unforgettable—that’s how I would describe the moment I raised the issue of menstrual hygiene management with project teams and government officials in Southeast Asia. Shocked and stunned—they looked down at their shoes closely inspecting remnants of their breakfast from earlier in the day.

  • It’s time to talk about clean energy

    By Aiming Zhou on Monday, 03 June 2013

    The upcoming Asia Clean Energy Forum 2013 on June 25 to 28 at the ADB Headquarters is one of Asia’s premiere clean energy events. The event will bring together high level policy makers, the private sector, financial institutions, and civil society to discuss cutting-edge renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and approaches that are changing the face of developing Asia.