November 2013

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    Let’s talk about money: Does Asian civil society care about national budgeting?

    By Haidy Ear-Dupuy on Monday, 25 November 2013

    Asians love to talk about money.  We discuss the price of everything.  How much money does the neighbor make?  How much does a traditional Asian wedding cost?  How much does a private education cost?  

  • Managing floods in a changing climate for a green future

    By on Thursday, 21 November 2013

    Climate change, population growth, and urbanization are bringing some of the greatest challenges of our time. Just a few days ago we experienced one of the most powerful storms in history, Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines, killing thousands.

  • Infrastructure development in fragile states: Is it worth it?

    By Patrick Safran on Tuesday, 19 November 2013

    Transport, energy, information and communication technology (ICT), and water infrastructure enable a state to grow its economy and provide a quality life for its citizens.

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    Disaster risk realities

    By Floyd Whaley on Thursday, 14 November 2013

    Preparation reduces the damage caused by typhoons, earthquakes and other hazards, but sometimes the power of nature overwhelms all

  • Youth – Asia’s prized asset for change

    By Chris Morris on Thursday, 07 November 2013

    Around 60% of the world’s youth ―or about 700 million young people― live in Asia and this huge demographic group will ultimately determine the future of our region.

  • Estimating the cost of climate change in the Pacific

    By Cyn-Young Park on Monday, 04 November 2013

    The effects of global climate change are multifaceted. Pacific nations are highly vulnerable to the impacts, including intensified storm surges, cyclones, and rising sea levels.